Tess Naval

Stage Manager

Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Tess Naval is the Ryan Opera Center’s first Stage Manager, a new Ensemble position this season. Previously a Chicago-based freelance stage manager, she graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of fine arts in stage management. Some recent projects include work with Yale Opera for their Fall Opera Scenes programs (2018, 2019, 2021), The Elixir of Love, Eugene Onegin, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Le Rossignol; The Pirates of Penzance and Peter Pan with Music Theater Works; Gather with Filament Theatre, Yours Truly with Albany Park Theater Project; Cendrillon with North Park University, the Jason Bishop Show, multiple productions at SeaWorld San Antonio; Boston University Opera Institute's productions of Così fan tutte and La tragédie de Carmen; Mary Poppins with the Berkshire Theatre Group; and Our Class with the Boston Center for American Performance. Naval interned in production at the Pentameters Theatre in London and the Ivoryton Playhouse in Connecticut. She also interned in Stage Management at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Berkshire Theatre Group.