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Introductions / Re: New Here!
« Last post by VSM on Mar 23, 2024, 10:38 am »
Welcome Aboard!
Sounds like you are jumping in with both feet ~
Happy Trails...
Introductions / New Here!
« Last post by SMFelixH on Mar 22, 2024, 11:59 am »
Hello, everyone!

I am new to SM Network and had no clue this website existed until yesterday!

I am a senior studying for my BFA in Stage Management currently and came in with no clue how to navigate the world of Stage Management. Ive been here for four years now at my university and have done minimum 4 shows per school year.

Im so excited to continue to learn and connect with other stage managers!  ;D

Introductions / Re: Hello!!
« Last post by Maribeth on Mar 15, 2024, 11:48 pm »
A belated welcome aboard!
Introductions / Hello!!
« Last post by melioneflor on Jan 15, 2024, 08:43 pm »
Hello, all!

I'm new to this forum and I recently graduated from University with a BA in Arts Administration last May!  I got into Stage Management when I was a junior because my department head saw at the time that I was running my school's choir club so he thought I would be a good stage manager and the rest is history. I taught myself how to stage manage with the help of The Stage Management Handbook by Daniel Ionazzi since the stage manager before me at my University graduated. After graduation, I worked as a PA and an ASM in NYC, I also recently was the PSM  for two productions which I'm very proud of since I feel like I'm a late bloomer and I think I still have much to learn. I'm also on here because I would like to make more connections as my University's Arts Admin program is very new and we do not have a lot of alumni.  8)
Introductions / Re: late bloomer
« Last post by VSM on Dec 10, 2023, 10:37 am »
Welcome Aboard!!!
Introductions / late bloomer
« Last post by LynneCM on Dec 09, 2023, 05:03 pm »
Hello, SMs!
I am new to this network (and career) and excited to join you. I didn't know I'd love stage managing until my friend and fellow classmate ask me to call the cues for his show at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival this past summer (2023). I was lucky to work with an awesome lighting technician who taught me how to set up the script and mark the cues, time my standbys and goes, etc., and generally encouraged me to keep going. So when I started back into my classes at the theatre and film department at the U of Winnipeg this fall, I took an excellent class in stage management, and now I'll be ASMing a show in January/February. I've also been asked to SM another Fringe show this summer. I started my UW degree program in 2020 as a playwright, but now I've got a whole new bag of tricks! Since I'm turning 70 at the end of May, I don't see myself working big shows-- I want to leave those for my younger, more energetic colleagues-- but I'm happy to pick up a smaller show here and there. I'm having the time of my life with this new stage of life (pun intended)!
Introductions / Re: Old SM new post
« Last post by Maribeth on Dec 03, 2023, 07:00 pm »
Welcome aboard, Chris!
Introductions / 👋 Hi
« Last post by Mirp on Oct 27, 2023, 08:05 am »
Hi everyone, I am a digital product designer with a rich background in theater and digital stage creation, encompassing video and interactive elements on stage. My journey in theater has also led me to dabble in creating music for plays, which has been an incredibly rewarding experience.

Recently, I've been working on a new application called Captitles ( designed specifically for surtitling theater performances. One of the unique features of Captitles is its ability to automatically import theater scripts and, thanks to the power of artificial intelligence, provide automatic translations for replicas. I believe it offers a more seamless user experience compared to traditional tools like PowerPoint.

I've joined this forum to connect with like-minded individuals and, if anyone's interested, to find potential testers for Captitles. I genuinely value the insights and feedback from professionals in the field. Rest assured, my primary intention here is to engage, learn, and contribute to our shared passion for theater, rather than to promote my work in any intrusive manner.

Looking forward to some enlightening discussions and collaborations!

Tools of the Trade / How to Paint Wood and cardboard Like Stone
« Last post by freshytheunicorn on Sep 29, 2023, 01:15 pm »
 high school theater company is performing R&H's Cinderella. For this show, we are building a monument that is supposed to look like stone. I have never been a big painter and would love some resources and advice on how to paint it to look like stone. Thank ya'll so much!
Introductions / Old SM new post
« Last post by CDonTech on Sep 03, 2023, 09:31 pm »
Hello All:

I was a professional Opera SM for the first chunk of my career.  I then moved into running the tech side of a children's theatre company which lead to a career in teaching.  I am now working overseas in Jakarta and have a new batch of students who want to grow up to be Stage Managers.  Excited to join the community and looking forward to sharing the combined knowledge and expertise with my students. 

Chris D.
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