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SM Boot Camp: 

An Intensive Stage Management Workshop

SM Boot Camp is a week-long workshop that covers everything a Stage Manager needs to know. We study ALL the standard duties of the Stage Manager -- practical skills like building a prompt book, reading a ground plan, and tricks to help properly tape a rehearsal room -- as well as both spoken and unspoken expectations SMs may encounter.
You will talk with other stage management professionals about their real-life experiences. We discuss the kinds of leadership techniques an you can employ to be effective in your position, since stage managers often act as a go-between. This intensive is currently designed for people with stage management experience, however, it is easily adaptable for those who are completely new to the field and eager to learn or fill in the gaps. Attendees have reported that SM Boot Camp was important in their career development.

Next Boot Camp:

Our next SM Boot Camp is TBD.

** Due to the restraints of COVID-19 on the theatre community, SM Boot Camp is on hiatus. We hope to be able to return, but will only do so when it's safe for all parties involved. We thank you for your support and look forward to the day we can gather again!

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Benefits of SM Boot Camp:

  • Understand how responsibilities evolve throughout a production.

  • Develop effective communication techniques.

  • Anticipate problems before they arise.

  • Discuss how the SM supports Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Participate in a resume workshop and learn how to get work.

  • Have your paperwork reviewed by a professional stage manager.

  • Explore how to prevent burn out.

  • Learn about the latest in SM Technology.

  • Build your stage management networking circle.

  • Be invited to a special SM Q&A panel with working professionals.

  • Gain access to a SM Boot Camp Alumni group.

  • Receive a SM Boot Camp Swag Bag!

Registration:  $750


**Scholarship assistance available.


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