Alexandra McKenna

Stage Management

Student Information


Alexandra McKenna is a Scottish Stage Manager based in Edinburgh. Prior to studying at RCS, Alexandra studied HND Technical Theatre and Production Arts at PASS, Edinburgh College.

Outside of university, she has experience on a number of professional and volunteer productions, most recently completing a Stage Management placement with Vanishing Point.

Alexandra values the collaborative nature of productions and is looking forward to putting her organisational and management skills to use in a wide variety of roles.



  • SCQF Level 5 Leadership Award
  • British Sign Language (Foundation Level)
  • Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Course (Just FX)
  • Basic theatrical combat training
  • Prop sourcing, prop making to a stage management level (Painting, Crafting, Sewing, Graphic Design)
  • Intermediate sewing skills (use of sewing machines, hand stitching, and alterations)
  • Experienced in score reading
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Proficient in Lighting rigging and focussing
  • Proficient in the creation and operation of Qlab


Work Experience:

Previous work at RCS includes:

Stage Manager – Where I Live Now, As You Like It, Inner Space 2019
Deputy Stage Manager – Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bad Roads, Violet
Assistant Stage Manager – The Assumption (RCS/Solar Bear), Dialogues des Carmélites
DSM Cover – Flight 2022
Sound Technician – City Of Angels
Assistant Stage Supervisor – Cinderella 2019

Other work includes:

Stage Manager – Somewhere In My Memories (Junior Conservatoire), A Christmas Carol, The Ballroom Factor (PASS)
Stage Manager/Operator – The Burning (Incognito Theatre Company), Skin A Cat (Rive Productions Ltd)
Deputy Stage Manager – 4.48 Psychosis (PASS)
Assistant Stage Manager – The Metamorphosis (Vanishing Point)
Follow Spot Operator – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo



As You Like It

Bad Roads

Bad Roads - Rehearsal

Cinderella - Cueing


Innerspace 2020

Prop making - Making scones



Stage combat training

The Assumption



Cinderella - Cueing

Cinderella - Cueing

Stage combat training

Virtual ASM exercise