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Stacy Blackburn

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Stacy Blackburn, Theatre Production Manager, Instructor of Stage Management

School of Performing Arts
303 Henderson Hall, 195 Alumni Mall, 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-0799 |

Stacy Blackburn holds an MFA in Stage Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Professional Theatre Training Program.  A proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association for 24 years, she is currently the Production Manager/Professor of Stage Management at Virginia Tech.  Previous to joining Virginia Tech, Blackburn was the Academic Production Manager/Head of the BFA SM program at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.  Stacy was also the PSM for STAGES St. Louis for 6 years.  She has worked and continues to work for many theatres throughout the country, including Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (now The Rev), Florida Studio Theatre, Surflight, and the Sharon Playhouse.  An active member of SETC and the SMA, she is currently the vice-chair for the stage management committee for SETC and recently served as a mentor for the SETC leadership initiative.

  • Stage management
  • Production management
  • Teaching areas: stage mangement, production management, career and portfolio
  • MFA in Stage Management, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Professional Theatre Training Program
  • BA in Theatre and Speech Communications, Bemidji State University
  • Vice Chair of the Stage Management Committee – SETC
  • Former Chair of the Stage Management Committee – SETC (2017-2020)
  • Member - SETC
  • Member – Actors’ Equity Association
  • Member – Stage Managers’ Association
  • Mentor in the Inaugural Leadership Initiative - SETC