The Programs in Theater and Music Theater host a conversation with veteran Broadway stage manager (Wicked) Alex Volckhausen, who speaks about a professional career on Broadway, and the ins and outs of working on long running Broadway musicals.

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ALEX VOLCKHAUSEN graduated from Princeton University’s School of Architecture and after a year with PiA in Singapore, began working in NYC as a stage manager, starting with internships at Playwrights Horizons and the Williamstown Theater Festival. He is a veteran of 22 Broadway shows including Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler42nd Street, Flower Drum Song, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Next to Normal, Avenue Q, Dracula the Musical, The Little Dog Laughed, All My Sons, Guys and Dolls, Promises Promises, The Scottsboro Boys, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth, The Assembled Parties, Glengarry Glen Ross, Mamma Mia!, and been with the Broadway company of Wicked as a sub stage manager since 2015. Alex also spent a year on the national tour of The Lion King and has stage managed at many nonprofit theaters include Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theater Club, Signature, Second Stage, the Guthrie, the Atlantic Theater Company, The Old Globe, The Mark Taper Forum, and the Huntington. Since 2013 he has also worked extensively as a corporate event stage manager. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Williamstown Theater Festival and a member of the Lewis Center Advisory Board. He has also guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon, Columbia University, Boston University, and Fordham.

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The 3rd floor seminar room (W331) is located on the third level of the Wallace Dance Building at the Lewis Arts complex, 122 Alexander Street in Princeton.

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  • Program in Music Theater
  • Program in Theater