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Stephanie Smith

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October 1, 2018

Stephanie is entering her senior year at Drexel as an Entertainment and Arts Management major with a concentration in theatre. She has been working with the Drexel Co-Op Theatre Company since her freshman year as a stage management scholar on projects such as Little Shop of Horrors (ASM, 2016) and Avenue Q (ASM, 2017). During the 2017-2018 season, Stephanie was honored to take on the role of General Manager where she was able to grow as a theatre manager by using the skills learned through her studies and previous Co-Op experience while learning from her mentors and peers.

Stephanie’s first Co-Op was with Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company where she interned in the Production, General, and Stage Management departments. The final weeks of her time with Pig Iron were spent as the Production Assistant on A Period of Animate Existence, the largest show that Stephanie has worked on to date with over 80 cast members of all ages. Her time with Pig Iron lead to discovering New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater, a theatre season that works as a “springboard” for new work at all stages in the creative process.

Stephanie traveled to New York this summer to work with New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater as a Company Management intern. This summer brought 39 new projects to Powerhouse, allowing Stephanie to fully immerse herself in theatre and film while building relationships with industry professionals. Her work with NYSAF included facilitating arrivals and departures for over 350 artists, working with the Assistant Company Manager to plan events such as Meet and Greets and Celebrations, and organizing hospitality needs required by union contracts. The senior staff worked diligently to provide an educational environment where Stephanie was able to sit in on master classes and have informational meetings with professionals over breakfast. She was given the opportunity to learn from successful directors, designers, and managers in the theatre and film industries, expanding her view on the industry and providing her with new avenues to explore in the entertainment and arts field.

This year Stephanie will be returning to Production with the Drexel Co-Op Theatre Company as the Assistant Costume Designer for the fall term while interning with The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. Outside of theatre, Stephanie works part-time in the Performing Arts Department and at Saxbys. She is also a proud member of Delta Gamma.