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Stage Management is an intricate web of personal, technical, organizational and life skills. The SMArts Conference explores many aspects of our field and helps us to share our experience and knowledge with each other, through interactive courses and open discussion. SMArts continues to provide a comfortable environment for new and experienced Stage Managers to perfect their craft.

"Good mix of listening and activity."

"Really good handouts and class participation."

"It is great to chat and bounce ideas off other SMs."

"Your course on Dance stage management has made a tangible difference."

"I really want to thank you again for the SMArts Conference. I think it has given me the confidence that I can go out there, and be a stage manager!"

"These seminars are very effective and are helping me clarify my style of stage managing."

"Very forthcoming and friendly to everyone."

This Stage Management Conference is for:

  • the student Stage Manager who wants to know more about their career choice
  • the Apprentice Stage Manager who wants to hone their skills
  • the experienced Stage Manager who is looking for diversification within their field.

Registration is restricted to either working stage managers or those who have the goal of becoming a professional stage manager. If you are not sure if you qualify contact Janelle for clarification.

Have you ever had a chat about a sitzprobe, spacing or largo? Would you like to know more about stewards and stings and lavs? Have you used a magic sheet or rosin or a boom box? Perhaps you are curious about rush or ROEs or swings. SMArts can give you the answers to all of the above and much more.

SMArts also strives to offer the tools, the thoughts and the questions to help make our production experiences more well-rounded and fulfilling. We hope you have the opportunity to join us in exploring the world of Stage Management.

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