STAGE MANAGER

"An interesting difference between new and experienced stage managers is that the new stage manager thinks of running the show as the most difficult and most demanding part of the job, whereas the experienced stage manager thinks of it as the most relaxing part. Perhaps the reason is that experienced stage managers have built up work habits that make then so thoroughly prepared for the production phase that they [can] sit back during performances to watch that preparation pay off."

- Laurence Sterne

Chorsie's career as a Stage Manager started his junior year of college at OSU. It was a shortened touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that started at the historic Lincoln Theatre, and traveled to various Columbus-area elementary, middle, and high schools. This would be the only production he stage managed at OSU, but he quickly picked up jobs for various productions in Columbus, in a variety of SM roles.

Chorsie's career as a Stage Manager started his junior year of college at OSU. It was a shortened touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that started at the historic Lincoln Theatre, and traveled to various Columbus-area elementary, middle, and high schools. This would be the only production he stage managed at OSU, but he quickly picked up jobs for various productions in Columbus, in a variety of SM roles.

After working with many different companies, Chorsie seems to have found his home with Columbus Children's Theatre. He has worked on three productions with the company within the past year, including The Box ShowAnnie, and Mr. Scrooge, which was a 5-week, 34-performance run, the longest run in CCT history! The company's dedication to creating art that is impactful for the youth continues to keep him engaged with this company.