Monday, August 31, 2015

A View from the Wings

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The Stage Managers' Association is hosting an all-day conference entitled:
A View from the Wings: Panel Discussions and Conversations with Chicago Stage Managers

Saturday, October 17th,  8am to 5pm 
 Steppenwolf Theatre's Yondorf Rehearsal Hall (758 North Ave, 2nd Floor)

 8:00am Check In, Registration, Continental Breakfast (provided by Matty K's Hardware on Lincoln Ave)
8:30am Welcome, SMA Organization Overview, Announcements
8:45am Session #1 Panel - "Working in Store Front Type Theatres: You're going to need a bigger tackle box!"
10:00am Break
10:15am Session #2 Panel - "Working Under an AEA CAT (Chicago Area Theatre) Contract"
12:00pm Lunch (provided by Grand Stage Lighting of Chicago)
1:00pm Session #3 - "Services Available to SMs"
2:15pm Break
2:30pm Session #4 - "Round Table Discussion Focused on Career Advice"
3:45pm Break
4:00pm Wrap Up, Networking Pizza Party (provided by the League of Chicago Theatres)
5:00pm End of Day

“Working in Store Front Type Theatres: You’re going to needed a bigger tackle box!” - Discussion moderated by Ellen Willett with store front stage managers Jennifer Aparicio, Lindsey Miller, Lauren Yarbrough and Stephanie Hurowitz

 “Working Under an Actors' Equity CAT (Chicago Area Theatre) Contract” - Explore what is unique about the contract and how the Tiers differ. Discussion moderated by Mary Hungerford with CAT stage managers Malcolm Ewen, Sara Gammage, Dennis Conners, Nora Mally and Jonathan Nook 

“Services Available to SMs” - Discussion led by Barbara Butts covering The League of Chicago Theatres, Matty K's Hardware, the Non Union Code of Conduct and others.

 "Round Table Discussion Focused on Career Advice" will be led by JoHannah Hail with Stage Managers Nora Mally, Dennis Conners, Nykol Dedreu, and Jeff Williams covering different areas of career advice.

A continental breakfast is being sponsored by Matty K’s Hardware on Lincoln Ave.
A box lunch will be sponsored by Grand Stage Lighting of Chicago.
A networking pizza party, sponsored by the League of Chicago Theatres, will wrap up the afternoon.
Due to Steppenwolf’s matinee, there is limited parking. The rehearsal hall is located ½ block east of the CTA North & Clybourn Red line stop.

The cost of admission is $15 for all SMA members, $30 for non-member Students and $50 for all other non-member attendees. Non SMA Member admission to the conference will include a 1 year membership to the SMA, with the $25 initiation fee waived.

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