School of the Arts Faculty

Debra Acquavella

Senior Stage and Production Manager-in-Residence & Head of Stage and Production Mgmt (2007)

B.F.A. Adelphi University


Debra Acquavella

Debra Acquavella has been a Production Stage Manager on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally for many years.  On Broadway, she was Production Stage Manager for the year-long run of the Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, stage manager of Master Harold… and the boys. starring Danny Glover, and Jane Eyre, The Musical directed by John Caird.

Off-Broadway credits include Falsettos at Playwrights Horizons directed by Lonnie Price, The Thing About Men at The Promenade Theatre and Metamorphoses at Second Stage.  Regionally, Deb spent 15 seasons as Production Stage Manager of Actors Theatre of Louisville, stage managing close to 200 productions.  These include dozens of premieres of new works in the Humana Festival of New American Plays, representing playwrights Tony Kushner, David Henry Hwang, Suzan-Lori Parks, Lee Blessing, Jane Martin, and Naomi Iizuka among many others. Deb comes to Emerson after 4 seasons as Resident Stage Manager of Baltimore's Centerstage and continues to work professionally with Contemporary American Theatre Festival, a new play festival performed in rotating repertory, in Shepherdstown, WV, among others.

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Contact

Office: Tufte 602

Phone: 3318

E-Mail: Debra_Acquavella@emerson.edu

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