Measure for Measure - September 4-October 27, 2019

Erin is thrilled to join the Actors Theatre of Louisville (LORT) as Stage Manager for Fiasco Theater's inventive remount. Performs October 9–27 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium (Louisville, KY).

Cirque Dreams Holidaze - November 11, 2019-January 4, 2020

Erin is looking forward to stage managing a very different experience this upcoming holiday season! Bonus - it's in her hometown, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, CO.

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USITT Conference - April 1-4, 2020

Erin is the newly-appointed Vice Commissioner of Portfolio Reviews & Special Projects for the Management Commission (2019-2020), having coordinated the Portfolio Reviews & Interview Materials Prep (PRIMP) sessions for many years. This free opportunity for attendees of the United State Institue for Theatre Technology's annual conference provides upwards of 150 individual reviews (each requiring two volunteer reviewers).

Stay tuned for an exciting "Special Project" she's prepping too for this year's conference in Houston.

Note, if need be, these projects can be organized remotely and in advance, should you wish to hire Erin at the same time.

Stage Manager Erin Joy Swank sits near an overhead projector in front of a group of students

Guest Lecturer/Speaker - Ongoing

Whether in person or via video chat, Erin enjoys talking with students at all levels, and also for "behind the scenes" events with patrons. Recent institutions she's had the pleasure of chatting with include the University of Illinois, University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music, Vanderbilt University, University of Arkansas, and Texas A & M. Subjects can be tailored to student level and interest, including stage managing across multiple genres, working with unions, paperwork, calling a show (with samples), "soft skills," and more. Visit her guest speaker page.

Stage Managers' Association

Stage Managers' Association Gathering Host - Ongoing

Erin loves to gather other stage managers together for socialization, in coordination with the Stage Managers' Association. We all do the job differently, so let's compare notes! 2017 & 2018 included gatherings at home in Denver, and also while traveling to San Francisco, Bloominton (IN), Cincinnati, St. Louis (at the USITT national conference), Austin, San Antonio, Greeley (CO), Evansville (IN), Boston, and Las Vegas. In 2019, so far she's held gatherings in Dayton (OH), Naples (FL), Southwestern Utah, and Denver, as well as hosts online webinar chats for members. Check the SMA Facebook Page for the latest events.

Central City Opera

Central City Opera Touring Artists - Ongoing

When "home," Erin can sometimes be found as an Ensemble member behind-the-scenes for Central City Opera's Education & Community Engagement programs. Prior to returning to freelancing, Erin spent nearly a decade with this company as Production Manager/Stage Manager, bringing opera to communities throughout the Rocky Mountains, from elementary school programs to local concerts.

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Yampa River Trip - August 13-15, 2019

Erin returned to the boating world as Assistant River Guide to her husband Mike, once again working with Centennial Canoe.

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - early-June to mid-August, 2019

Erin made her company debut with Tuacahan Center for the Arts (LORT), as Assistant Stage Manager to Lynda A. Lavin. This show was BUSY backstage - not only did one actor play 9 members of the same family, the six ensemble each played 10 to 16 characters. It totaled more than 110 costume changes for 10 actors, and there were 36 different pieces of furniture alone (only 1 set used twice). Whee! Performed July 5 to August 10 in the newly renovated indoor Hafen Theater (outside St. George, Utah).

Little Shop of Horrors - mid-March to mid-May, 2019

Erin made her company debut with Theatreworks (SPT - Colorado Springs), stage managing "the plant" for a second time. Performed April 25 to May 19 in the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater on the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs campus. Yes, Erin got to work in her home state for this one!

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USITT Conference - March 20 to 23, 2019

Erin is the Coordinator of the Portfolio Reviews & Interview Materials Prep (PRIMP) sessions, a free opportunity for attendees of the United State Institue for Theatre Technology's annual conference. Last year we were able to provide 155 individual reviews (each requiring two volunteer reviewers); we're on track to beat that this year!

Join Erin on Wednesday when she is also a panelist for the "10-Minute Topics in Stage Management" session.

Stage Manager Erin Joy Swank sits near an overhead projector in front of a group of students

Colorado Creative Careers Festival - March 12, 2019

Erin returns as a session panelist for this unique festival for high school students, highlighting various careers available in the arts.

L’isola disabitata (The Deserted Island) - February 2019

Erin makes a company debut with Opera Naples (Florida) stage managing this Haydn chamber opera, performing February 21 & 23 at the Wang Opera Center.

Stage Right Snow Closeup Las Vegas Sun Photo by Christopher DeVargas

The Nutcracker - November-December 2018

Erin returned for a second year as Stage Manager for Nevada Ballet Theatre's annual holiday classic, at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, performing December 9-24. Performances include both live orchestra and tracked performances, triple casts, a 4-story tall set, and Flying by Foy. Whee!

Las Vegas Weekly - Six Reasons Nevada Ballet Theatre's 'The Nutcracker" Remains a Classic Holiday Must

Central City Opera

Love Notes - November 2, 2018

Erin rejoined her Central City Opera Education & Community Engagement Ensemble friends for a one-night concert in Centennial, CO. Part of Good Shepherd Episcopal's Music with a Mission concert series, this performance benefitted St. Francis Center for the Homeless.

The Barber of Seville - September - October, 2018

AGMA Stage Manager for Boston Lyric Opera, performing October 12-21 at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre; Boston Globe listed it as the "Best large-scale opera" of 2018.

Hunchback of Notre Dame - August 2018

Equity Guest Artist Production Stage Manager for New Paradigm Theatre (Fairfield, CT), performing August 18 & 19. Hey, I got a mention in this promo article! Company focusses on diversity, with abled and autistic actors, people of color, women in prominent roles behind the scenes, and more.

Elliot Wasserman and Erin Joy Swank in superhero outfits

New Harmony Theatre - May 29 to August 5, 2018

Production Stage Manager (with a team of two Equity, two non-Equity SMs) for New Harmony Theatre's 2018 Summer Season. Rehearsals take place in Evansville with the following performing at the historic Murphy Auditorium in New Harmony, Indiana:

  • Born Yesterday - June 22 to July 1
  • Nunsense - July 13 to 22
  • Talley's Folly - July 27 to August 5
The words "Don Pasquale" with an image of two gentlemen in costume in front of a red curtain

Don Pasquale - April 2 to May 8, 2018

Assistant Stage Manager for Fort Worth Opera Festival's production of Donizetti's bel canto romp, directed by Chuck Hudson, performed at Bass Performance Hall April 28 to May 6. Opera critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs named it one of his top ten favorite music and opera performances of 2018.

A Little Night Music script text

A Little Night Music - February 3 & 4, 2018

Stage Manager for Alamo City Opera's production in San Antonio, Texas, in the UTSA Downtown Campus's Buena Vista Theatre

Stage Right Snow Closeup Las Vegas Sun Photo by Christopher DeVargas

The Nutcracker - November-December 2017

Stage Manager for Nevada Ballet Theatre's annual holiday classic, at the Smith Center in Las Vegas