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The Hardline / Weekly injury report under LA 99 Seat Plan?
« on: Mar 27, 2013, 11:14 am »
Simple question, does the stage manager submit a weekly injury report to equity for shows running under the 99 Seat Plan? How about the weekly SM report?


Post Merge: Mar 27, 2013, 03:04 pm
Got an answer on my own. Nope, those are all only for contract productions.

I've been trying to find a day job that would be good experience, and in a related field to Stage Managing, and ran into a bit of a conundrum.

Day jobs that are related tend to be full or part time jobs with production companies, but their busy nights tend to be the same nights that you get stage managing jobs.

Can anyone think of any day jobs related to stage managing that don't conflict with actually stage managing shows? I've found a few in educational institutions, but those are uncommon.


Self-Promotion / AEsopera at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
« on: Mar 13, 2013, 08:58 pm »
One of the shows I currently have scheduled is AEsopera at the Hollywood Fringe. It's a small cast opera for which I am stage manager and lighting designer. This is the second showing, the first was at the Carrie Hamilton Theater in the Pasadena Playhouse. I'm looking forward to working it again.  Wonderful singers and creative use of old fables.

The promo from the last show is on YouTube

The fringe festival is awesome, tons of shows going on all over, some of them extremely creative. Worth a look.


Greetings Everyone,

My name is Chad Parker and I've been working as a stage manager, lighting designer, and tech director in the LA area for about ten years. It's all been educational or smaller theaters, with moderate stipend pay when the show made a profit. During this time, I've always been working other jobs. First as a database admin and data analyst at EarthLink, and then as a teacher. In fact, as a teacher, I taught my students how to stage manage and run crew. It was a wonderful experience.

But it occurred to me, I have been doing this for twenty years now. I started in Florida long long ago. With all the job changes I've gone through, I've always stuck with theatre in all the free time I had. So, before I get too much older, I wanted to switch to this and make a career of being a stage manager.

So here I am. I'm hoping to make some contacts here and get to know some others, either in the LA area or elsewhere. I know a lot about the job and what needs to be done, but I'm not part of the social scene and I know that's an important part of it.

So, nice to meet you!


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