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Stage Manager Survey 2017
« on: Nov 02, 2017, 10:32 am »
The sixth edition of the biennial study of American stage managers is now open!  This national survey tracks training and employment trends along with rehearsal and performance practices.  I was proud to partner with the University of Iowa for the first decade of the survey; the new academic partner is Elon University.

In the 2015 survey, 1,662 stage managers participated.  The 2017 edition of the survey includes new questions about communicating with your production team, traveling for work, and learning to read music.

This survey is open to anyone who has served as stage manager or assistant stage manager on at least three productions (circus, dance, opera, theatre, etc.) in the United States (or a tour that originated in the US). There are separate lines of questions for veteran stage managers and people who are just starting their careers. 
This online survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Results will be published at in February 2018.

To take the survey, please visit:
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Re: Stage Manager Survey 2017
« Reply #1 on: Nov 02, 2017, 10:33 pm »
Yay! It's the survey! We love the survey! Thanks for continuing with this massive project!


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Re: Stage Manager Survey 2017
« Reply #2 on: Nov 03, 2017, 05:04 pm »
I took it! I love seeing the results every time. Thanks for this!
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