Brad Buffum, Production Stage Manager, is in his third decade at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and at Nebraska Repertory Theatre (NRT). He has stage managed more than 50 shows at NRT and mentored student stage managers on countless others. He has taught about 11,000 UNL Introduction to Theatre students. He first joined Actors’ Equity at The University of Utah / Pioneer Theatre Company, where he was the first student admitted to the nascent Stage Management program. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Gold Medallion for his contributions nationally and to Region V. In 2017, he was awarded the Lincoln Mayor’s Arts Award.