StageCrafters with Kwofe Coleman
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: What does it mean to be the Managing Director of a Theatre? Find out in this interview with Kwofe Coleman, the man who does just that.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Theatre-160**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Before viewing the video, have students discuss what they think it means to “manage” something and what a “managing director” of a theatre might do. As they view the video, have them compare their ideas to what Mr. Coleman talks about. What do his examples tell them about “management?” After viewing the video, how would they now describe the job of a “managing director” and/or define the term “management.”
  • After viewing the video, have students think about and discuss the differences between performing in an outdoor theater like the Muny and an indoor theatre. What unique challenges are faced by staging productions outdoors? How do they think these challenges might affect the job of a theatre’s managing director?


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.