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Introductions / Saying Hi!
« on: Aug 10, 2016, 02:08 pm »
Hey Everyone!
Haven't been on here in a long time.  Good to see the forums are very active still.  Thanks PSMKay for keeping this website going for all these years.   For those of you that don't know me, I am a NYC based AEA Stage Manager.  Been in the city for over 10 years and have been in the industry all of my life.  I won't say the years because it will reveal my true age.   

If any new or establish SM's wanna do coffee or just connect hit me up!   I'm on Facebook and Twitter. Search for Josh Parkin-Ring.  My email is

Hope to hear from y'all.  Love hearing about what everyone is up too!

Talk soon!

Employment / Re: resume format
« on: Aug 18, 2013, 05:11 pm »
My CV tends to change format as it gets populated.  I prefer to use the European version of the Curriculum Vitae.  I also don't list my education on my CV because it scares people away.  (I have two graduate degrees that disqualify me from projects or positions I'm interested in due to being "over qualified".)  I only list prominent credits, mainly based on the Director, Producing entity, and current projects.

Here is mine as a sample.

Ruth, this is a great topic!  This is how I handle photos in rehearsals.

I tend to squash everyone taking personal photos of show operations by reminding them of the rules.  I feel it's ok that members of the Company take candids of themselves, friends, work areas as long as no union rules or personal requests are not broken.

I provide two types of "Calls" for everything that may or may not be controlled by AEA Rules in Contracts and Codes.

PHOTO CALL AEA 24-HOUR NOTICE: I send this information when the Producer or the Creative Team are taking photos for promotion use and AEA Rules require a call to be posted.  I do not let any photos to be taken for personal use. A sample is below:

DATE POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 5:00p

PRODUCTION: Petunia -­ 2013 FringeNYC Production
DATE: Sunday, July 28, 2013
TIME: 3:30p -­ 4:30p


PURPOSE: For staged production photos of which will used by Behind the Elevator. Productions, Garage
Musicals and FringeNYC for promotional purposes only.


AEA Basic Showcase Code (New York City) {Page 10}
RULE 15. PUBLICITY/ADVERTISING. SECTION (E) Photos. Individual and rehearsal or production photographs
may be used for the sole purpose of publicizing and advertising this production of the play. Photographs shall not
be used in conjunction with any commercial product offered for sale without the prior written authorization of the
Actor and of AEA.

Thank you,
Josh Parkin-­Ring, Stage Manager
Petunia -­ 2013 Fringe NYC Production


PHOTO CALL COURTESY NOTICE: I send this information when the Producer or the Creative Team are taking photos for production reference , promotional and/or Bible Photos.  A sample is below:


DATE POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 4:45p

PRODUCTION: Petunia -­ 2013 FringeNYC Production
DATE: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Monday, July 29, 2013
TIME: By scheduled appointment

CALLS: Designer will be in contact with cast members for appointment times.

PURPOSE: The Costume Designer will be taking photos for the Wardrobe Bible to maintain the show.



Thank you,
Josh Parkin-­Ring, Stage Manager
Petunia -­ 2013 Fringe NYC Production


The Hardline / Re: Director Notes
« on: Aug 18, 2013, 04:46 pm »
Typically I start the discussion about "procedures" with notes in the rehearsal process.  Doing this and other things is how I establish a working relationship with the Director and his staff.  It seems to work out great once we get a system going.  They learn how backstage works after half-hour is called.

On Festival Shows and smaller runs I ask the Director to hand me his notes after the performance to compare my notes to his/her.  This really helps with not going to the Actor with the same note and builds confidence with your Director.

Generally, if the Director is a veteran, they understand this and many other Actor courtesies.

« on: Aug 18, 2013, 04:33 pm »
Some of you are already on the JPR Omni Theatre Industry Contact List. This list is privately provided to partners of JPR Omni that are requesting contact information of possible candidates for positions they have currently open.

This list is broken down by Department, Position, Company.  Various departments are available.

JPR Omni is not accepting resumes or actor submissions at this time.

Submit by going to:

Please feel free to pass this along to your colleagues as well.

Looking forward to seeing you in the list!


Employment / My Website
« on: Nov 18, 2012, 01:09 am »
Here is my new website as of November 2012:

Still working on the database and it has taken me a long time to develop WordPress to my liking.

Employment / Theatre Row NYC: I'm a new TD there!
« on: Jun 13, 2009, 07:10 pm »
Hey Guys and Gals!
Just wanted to let you know if you're doing a show at Theatre Row here in New York stop by and say Hi!.  I'm on Thursday-Saturday.  Keith and David is here the rest of the week!

Look for ya!

Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / Re: Headset Etiquette
« on: May 03, 2009, 02:12 pm »
Just from experience of beng on the road, in differnt houses, I would never bad mouth or have a conversation involving anyone in the company over headset.  I was backstage before curtain when I noticed the box on stage was set to speaker.  There was, shall I say, a colorful conversation being held.  I never told anyone that the squawk box was on, but I wonder who heard the conversation.


Hey Everyone,
Just wondering if any Stage Managers out there also have the career path of doing producing also.


Employment / Re: resume format
« on: Apr 21, 2009, 03:11 am »

Sidenote - Josh, you may want to spellcheck that w. a dictionary.  A Principle is a moral tenet or guiding rule.  A Principal is a person in a central position.  An easy mix-up, but not one for the resume.

Thanks...  didn't realize the mix up until you pointed it out...  Yes it should have been Principal.  Thanks!

Employment / Re: Websites
« on: Apr 20, 2009, 06:59 am »
I have always wondered how many companies I apply to actually take the time to click through to my website...


Posted on: April 20, 2009, 04:58:26 AM
Anyone here have a website?  I'm looking at getting one up and running for my resume and such and was just wondering if other people here had them.  I'd like to get some ideas.  I've seen plenty of Actor websites but never really looked at one for an SM.  If you have one - can you provide a link?  Thanks.

I used to use Yahoo Small Business and thier Java web editor...  But now I have converted to Mac and I use iWeb with a subscription to iDisk to publish my site...  like it so much better, doesn't crash, and its fast to update...


EDIT: Merged double posts -- PSMK

Employment / Re: resume format
« on: Apr 20, 2009, 06:48 am »
Mine is...

Production   Director/Principle   Producing Company    Location    Date

I have found that in interviews thr Production Managers ask who produced the production and that shows the level of my experience.  Does anyone else have the same feelings?


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