DATES: Thursday, February 20 – Sunday, February 23, 2020
VENUE: Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
Courses being offered:
Thursday, Feb 20
Friday, Feb 21
Saturday, Feb 22
Sunday, Feb 23
Last March, Susan Jennings, an Equity member and resident stage manager at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, contacted me with a plan. She wanted to host a SMArts on the Road in Corner Brook during the student Reading Week, so her students could get the benefit of a SMArts right in their own home. Susan had attended SMArts and PMArts in the past and was a great supporter of our work. With the help of her colleague, Beth Bradbury, Technical Director at Grenfell Campus, they had put together a list of courses, schedule and found funding to make this happen.
This is exactly what Winston and I had envisioned with our On The Road conferences – taking SMArts outside of Toronto to regions with little to no access to professional development. In the past 23 years we have travelled to Regina (1996), Edmonton (1997), Vancouver (1999 / 2010), Montreal (2003, 2011), Winnipeg (2009), Calgary (2017) and Halifax (2018)
This year, thanks to the help of Susan and Beth, S.M.Arts will be heading to the rock for the first time.
True to Winston’s vision, this is an inclusive conference: it is a place for working stage managers to learn new skills or brush up their old ones and a place for apprentice stage managers to learn more about their chosen profession and hone their abilities. Below you will find a list of all the courses that will be offered in Corner Brook.
All courses will take place in the Fine Arts building at the Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, NL.
A huge thank you to all our sponsors, without whose funding, would make this endeavour impossible.
- Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
- Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre
- Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Dean’s Office, School of Fine Arts
- Scholarship in the Arts
- Memorial University Conference Fund
For those of you unable to attend the conference in person, you are welcome to sign up for some of the remote access seats for specific courses. SMArts piloted this new online, in real-time, option last April with much success.
I look forward to seeing you at the conference.