Instructors

Read, Debbie

Freelance CAEA Stage Manager

Debbie stage manages for Toronto Operetta Theatre and George Brown Theatre School.  As one of the resident stage managers at the school, part of her job also includes teaching the students “Etiquette 101: How to be a Professional in the Business”.  Debbie has a varied background that includes opera, musicals, variety shows, school touring, summer stock and mainstage productions. She has stage managed for Opera Hamilton, Opera Mississauga, Calgary’s Quest Theatre, Carousel Theatre in St. Catharines, The Grand (Kingston) and Nippising Theatre.   In Toronto, she has stage managed at The Tarragon, The Factory Studio, Theatre Passé Muraille and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.  Debbie has also worked in Theatre Operations for many Film Festivals including the Toronto IFF, the Inside Out Lesbian and Gay FF, the Worldwide Short FF, Sundance FF, Miami IFF and Provincetown IFF.

Course: Film Festivals