For each graduating production, the design and production teams are coached by several professionals. Currently, Production program student Danielle Szydlowski is Stage Manager for The Changeling, the 3rd public performance by the 2014 graduating class. Danielle is benefiting greatly from the advice and guidance of Maria Popoff, who has garnered more than 20 years of experience in Production and Stage Management as well as in Directing.
Maria’s selected Stage Management credits include: 10 Days On Earth; Ain’t Misbehavin; Omnium Gatherum; Urinetown; Good Night Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet); The Queens; Richard III; Edward IV; Henry V; Divided We Stand; Flowers; Unless (Assistant Director), New Play Development Group (Writer, Canadian Stage Company); Benevolence (Tarragon Theatre); 10 Days On Earth (Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes’ national and international tour, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Austria). Hamlet; Comedy of Errors; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; (Stratford Festival); The Rez Sisters (The Grand Theatre); The Attic, the Pearls, Three Fine Girls (Theatre New Brunswick); World premiere production and national tour of Good Night Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet) (Nightwood Theatre).
Selected Production Stage Manager credits: David Suzuki’s Legacy Lecture: World of Possibilities; Royal Ontario Museum’s Opening Celebration Ceremonies for the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.
Selected Production Manager credits: What is Sacred (Art of Time Ensemble); Major League Baseball’s Fanfest New York, Fanfest St Louis, FanFest Kansas City, Civic Fest Minnesota, (BaAM Productions).
Maria produced two award winning short films: Interviews With My Next Girlfriend (HBO Award for Best Short Comedy) and Don’t Think Twice (Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival).
Selected Assistant Director Film and Television credits: Nero Wolfe (A&E Network); Twitch City; Roxana, From Time To Time (CBC); Yo-Yo Ma : Inspired by Bach; The Four Seasons, Last Night; Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Rhombus Media).