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Political Campaigns/touring
« on: Nov 07, 2006, 12:09 am »
How do you get involved in the stage management arena for political events? How do you get PA/ASM/SM jobs in touring?


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Re: Political Campaigns/touring
« Reply #1 on: Nov 07, 2006, 12:53 pm »
This is a great question!
And I'm afraid I don't know the answer.

You'd probably work with the communications department of the campaign staff alongside the candidate's press secretary. It would seem to me that experience working with television crews and even journalists (originally known to us in the form of theatre reviewers) would be extremely useful. Just to show that you can anticipate the needs of those providing coverage to ensure that your candidate gets optimal coverage.

Who knows - some local politicians might not even know that they need a stage manager on their team. But maybe if you can demonstrate your event/concert SM experience and show them your excellent organizational skills, they might come to their senses. Perhaps some pounding of the proverbial pavement could help you corner the market on this arena of SMing. Good luck!


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Re: Political Campaigns/touring
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2006, 06:52 pm »
I would assume no political candidate travels w a SM, rather that they work w the PM/SM wherever they go - seems to me this is more likely a case of the venue rather than the people.

Otherwise, it is probably like all convention/industrial work, so you need to get into that circuit. If you have a convention center near you, contact them for their resident TD/production manager and start talking to the SMs who come thru w the various conventions and events.


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