Senior Kara Zotigh is earning a BFA in Technical Design with an emphasis in Stage Management. From Waco, Texas, Zotigh started off acting at the local community college and was later asked to be the assistant stage manager for Hamlet. From this experience, she became aware of how much she liked being backstage in the “nitty gritty” of it all. From there she stage managed Government Inspector and Hairspray. Coming to SFUAD solidified her passion even further. Zotigh has had the opportunity to work for the Santa Fe Playhouse as assistant stage manager for She Kills Monsters and stage manager for The Pillowman. Currently she is the stage manager for SFUAD’s Twelfth Night and next spring Threepenny Opera. Zotigh chose this field because “it’s crazy but fulfilling. It’s a lot of fun to work on a production. With stage managing you have to be the liaison between many departments. You have to have clear and concise communication to advocate for not only what the director wants, but to make sure you have a successful production. This is why I love the nitty gritty side of production. Most importantly, teamwork is a key aspect in running a show because you’re working towards the same goal.” After graduation, Zotigh is planning to apply for a stage management internship at the Santa Fe Opera and looks forward to work on the East Coast in the future.