Assistant Professor of Stage & Production Management
Contact Sadie Desantissdesantis@coastal.edu
Spring 2023 Office Hours
Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00pm
In a world where you can be anything, be kind." - Unknown
Ms. DeSantis currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Stage and Production Management and Production Manager at Coastal Carolina. #GoChants! Before joining the faculty at Coastal Carolina, she was the Director of Production and Head of the Stage Management MFA graduate program at the University of Missouri - Kansas City for 7 years. She serves as a freelance stage manager and has production experience in concerts, ballet, opera, musical theatre, outdoor production, and corporate galas. After attending the University of Pittsburgh–Johnstown where she obtained a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in English Literature, she earned her MFA in Theatre Design and Technology (Stage Management) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has worked for numerous companies including Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Mountain Playhouse, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, New Theatre Restaurant, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Ms. DeSantis was the production stage manager for a brand new production of Thoroughly Modern Millie starring Anneliese van Der Pol in Fort Worth, Texas for the inaugural season of Prism Theatrics. Ms. DeSantis was the stage manager for A Christmas Carol at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. In 2018, Ms. DeSantis co-founded Opera 180 in Kansas City. She is a member of the Stage Managers Association where she is the Regional Representative for the Carolinas Area. While working in the SMA, she was an interim Co-Regional Director for the Central Region. A Proud Member of Actor’s Equity Association, Ms. DeSantis is part of several committees and was a delegate to the first National Convention.
University of Missouri - Kansas City, MFA Design and Technology, 2011
Stage Management and Production Management