AEA Stage Manager
Music and theatre have always been a part of Becca's life. Raised in North Jersey, she had the entire librettos of The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and Oklahoma! committed to memory by age four, including fully-choreographed renditions of her favorite numbers. At the age of five, Becca taught herself how to play the piano and read music. Once in school, Becca immediately began performing onstage, singing in choirs and playing in the school band.
When Becca was thirteen, she was given the opportunity to attend French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts for part of a summer. The program provided full immersion in theatrical productions, introducing Becca to the technical side of theatre. She returned five times to French Woods, three times as a camper and twice as a counselor in the Music Department. She built on what she learned during those summers by keeping one toe on each side of the footlights throughout high school and early college.
Becca attended Nazareth College where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Music. Though she initially sought a degree in Music Education, she soon found that her high school passion for theatre could not be ignored. She began working on running crews, then discovered stage management, which quickly became her focus, working as Assistant Stage Manager and Stage Manager. She found in stage management a thrilling parallel to her own natural mental processes, and easily adapted to the stage manager's dual roles of production analysis and anticipation of the needs of her colleagues. Throughout college, Becca sought to expand her professional experience whenever she could. Before graduating, she worked with several professional theater and opera companies both during the school year and during summer breaks.
After graduation, she moved to New York City where she immediately began work with various theatre companies in the New York metro area. An AEA PSM position with a New York area company led her to join Actors' Equity. She now works on plays, musicals, and operas with frequency, including many new works. Beyond theatrical productions, Becca also uses her organizational skillset to prep and run various events from weddings to non-profit galas to university commencement ceremonies.
Becca continues to freelance across the country, having worked with companies in New York, California, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. She has also toured throughout the US and Canada, as well as to Daegu, South Korea.
Becca is proud to have worked on numerous events and fundraisers with Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, including Broadway Bares (six years and counting!), Easter Bonnets, Broadway Backwards, and The Broadway Flea Market.
Recent and Upcoming Projects
Merola Opera Program
Becca returns to Merola Opera in San Francisco, serving as Production Stage Manager for two of their Summer 2020 productions:
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro - August 2020
Grand Finale Concert at the War Memorial Opera House - August 2020
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