Jahana Azodi

Position title: Production Coordinator

Email: jazodi@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-6559

2131 Vilas Hall

Recent Credits: Dallas Theater Center: The Trials of Sam Houston (ASM); St. Pete Opera: The Magic Flute; Sacramento Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol (ASM); Tulsa Opera: Faust (ASM); The Crested Butte Music Festival: The Island of Tulipatan & Gianni Schicchi; Opera Santa Barbara: La Rondine (ASM); Winter Opera St. Louis: Carmen, La Cenerentola; Pacific Conservatory Theatre: Shrek the Musical, The Pirates of Penzance, Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, My Fair Lady, Christmas Is Here Again, The San Patricios

Training: MFA, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; BFA, Stephens College

Member: Actors’ Equity Association


Teaching Philosophy

Stage Managers provide the practical and organizational framework vital to the work of directors, choreographers, artists, designers and technicians. Stage Managers are masters at organizing, problem solving, and effectively communicating with all members of a team. Keeping the above in mind, I absolutely love working with young stage managers! With every class discussion, rehearsal, tech, and performance we learn more about ourselves as managers and collaborators. To be a stage manager is to be in service to the ensemble. As the production coordinator, I get to share my passion for management with our students on a daily basis. I believe that working alongside industry professionals prepares our students, both technicians and actors, to transition seamlessly into the industry.