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The Hardline / AEA MAternity Leave
« on: Aug 24, 2011, 10:11 am »
Is anyone else concerned that the words 'maternity leave' do not appear anywhere in the AEA handbooks? I'm doing some research and the only thing  I can find even vaguely applicable is sick leave. Not exactly the same thing.

Surely after 4 years working close to 50 weeks a year for the same company I'm entitled to some kind of maternity leave? I will be calling my Business Rep to find out the real skinny! I can't possibly be the 1st AEA SM who wants to have a baby?!


The Hardline / Reports
« on: Apr 04, 2011, 05:35 pm »
Do you keep copies of the reports you or the Deputy file with AEA?

The Hardline / AEA ASM?
« on: Mar 20, 2011, 01:11 pm »
SO~ Regional SM's -- what's your feeling on the requirement of an AEA ASM? I live in a state where as far as I know there are only a 1/2 dozen AEA stage managers.... and yet I'm required by the union to have an AEA ASM for any musical or show with a cast greater than 10.... HMMMMM.....

Which means my producer either has to

A. essentially give someone a card- usually someone who is NOT READY

B. hire a working out of town AEA ASM & house them & pay our of town salary

C. hire an AEA ACTOR as my ASM

To play devils advocate for a moment- it seems to me that the ability to hire 2 PA's - experienced stage managers or stage management majors (we have 2 BFA SM programs and 1 MFA SM locally) is far more helpful to the AEA SM, and the production, than to hire an AEA actor as the ASM.... no?

Employment / Getting Jobs & Leaving Jobs
« on: Jul 30, 2007, 10:03 am »
Quick announcement:

I will be leaving the Alabama Ballet as Company Manager & Principal Stage Manager at the end of this month in order to accept the position of Production Stage Manager at the Human Race Theater in Dayton, Ohio.

I am very excited about this move and the oppurtunity to return to theater (and Dayton, where I went to college, and the Human Race where I worked during college, and Ohio where my family lives!)

Sadly- I have to leave the Alabama Ballet (my home for the past 7 years) in order to accept this position.

Anybody have any advice on how to make a clean break from an institution without offending anyone?


Stage Management: Other / Houston Ballet
« on: Jul 20, 2007, 12:16 pm »
Hey all- Just wondering--- what do you know about working for Houston Ballet- anyone with personal anecdotes?? Feel free to PM me- Thanks!

 ;D  ;D  ;D

Stage Management: Other / Romeo Rental
« on: Mar 01, 2007, 03:07 pm »
So, I figure yous guys may have a suggestion or 2 for me- I'm looking for a rental of a full sets, costumes, props of  Romeo & Juliet (the Ballet) in February 2008.

Do any of you know of a company (aside from Cinnci and Atlanta) who has such a production?

Any suggestions are welcome. :)

SMNetwork Archives / Nutcracker
« on: Nov 06, 2006, 12:37 pm »

Can anyone offer up any helpful happy thoughts that will help get us Ballet-folk through the hectic Nutcracker season?

Stage Management: Other / Sming for Dance
« on: Aug 28, 2006, 11:02 am »
I'm teaching some SMing for dance Master Classes for USITT soon- does anyone have any suggestions for discussion topics?

Any ideas are welcome!


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