Narda E. Alcorn
Narda E. Alcorn is a Professor in the Practice and Chair of Stage Management at Yale School of Drama. Narda’s pedagogy originates from the intersection of stage management theory with stage management practice, and she is committed to teaching how theory can influence a stage manager’s approach. Anti-racism accompanies Narda’s curriculum and practice and she aims to educate stage managers who are fluent in anti-racism—persistently employing strategic techniques to dismantle racist production practices. Narda has worked internationally, regionally, and on Broadway. She closely collaborated with August Wilson, originating four of his Century Cycle plays and two revivals. Other Broadway credits include Choir Boy, The Iceman Cometh, two revivals of A Raisin in the Sun, and many years with The Lion King. Narda is co-author, along with Lisa Porter, of Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice: Cultivating a Creative Approach.