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Laurie Kincman

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Associate Professor
Theatre and Dance
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Stage Management, Arts Administration, Dramaturgy

Brief biography

Laurie is chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance where she heads the Stage Management and Arts Administration emphases, teaches dramaturgy, and serves as the Production Manager for all shows. She came to UWL from the University of Arizona and has worked professionally in theatre, dance and opera. She is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, the Stage Managers Association, the Association for Arts Administration Educators, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and Actors' Equity Association. Laurie is the author of The Stage Manager's Toolkit, published by Routledge Press.

Current courses at UWL

THA 110- Theatre Appreciation

THA 201- Dramatic Literature

THA 290- Stage Management

THA 355- Dramaturgy

THA 376- The Economics of Arts & Entertainment

THA 390- Advanced Stage Management

THA 472- Theatre Management

THA 474- Legal Issues in the Arts

THA 482- Creating Documentary Drama


MFA, Stage Management: University of California-Irvine
BA, Drama & Political Science: Dartmouth College



Michelle Collyar, Ashley Dobrogosz, Laurie Kincman, Megan Morey and Gregory Parmeter, all Theatre & Dance, presented "Cinderella" at UWL SummerStage on June 25 in Toland Theatre. The Department of Theatre & Dance has just completed the successful return of summer theatre to UWL with the production of Cinderella. Directed by Greg Parmeter and choreographed by Ashley Dobrogosz, the production featured scenic and sound design by Megan Morey, costume design by Michelle Collyar, lighting design by theatre student Brodyn Byington and stage management by Laurie Kincman. The production showcased the talents of many UWL students and La Crosse area artists and performers.

Submitted on: June 26, 2023



Laurie Kincman, Theatre Arts, authored the book "The Stage Manager's Toolkit" published on Dec. 30, 2020 by Routledge Press. The expanded third edition has a heightened focus on students and early-career professionals and is accompanied by a companion website with templates, samples and course materials for educators.

Submitted on: Jan. 29, 2021



Laurie Kincman, Theatre Arts, presented "The Life and Work of Louisa May Alcott" at UWL's Creative Imperatives on March 2 in La Crosse, WI.

Submitted on: Mar. 9, 2020



Joseph Anderson, Benjamin Golden, Laurie Kincman, Mary Leonard and Kathryn Moran, all Theatre Arts, presented "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at UW-La Crosse on Sept. 6, 2019 in Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts. Faculty from the Department of Theatre Arts collaborated on the encore performance of the SummerStage production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Faculty served as followed: Mary Leonard (director), Kathryn Moran (music director), Joe Anderson (costume designer), Ben Golden (scenic/lighting designer and technical director), and Laurie Kincman (stage manager).

Submitted on: Sept. 11, 2019



Laurie Kincman, CL-39, authored the book "The Stage Manager's Toolkit (second edition)" published on Dec. 22, 2016 by Routledge Press.

Submitted on: Jan. 18, 2017