Past Events

Access #1, Part Two: More Personable Connections

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

This networking event provides opportunity, education, and vital connections for stage managers of color. The tailored experience features small break out rooms in various categories: Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional, and Touring. Participants will meet with professional production supervisors, stage managers, and general managers, representing over two dozen organizations. Full list of participants below.

Broadway

Joey Parnes

Blair Russell

101 Productions

Bespoke Theatricals

RCI Theatricals

Bonnie Panson

Matthew DiCarlo

Rolt Smith

Michael Passaro

Scott Rollison

Rick Steiger

Kathleen E. Purvis

Bonnie Becker

Julia Jones

Linda Marvel

Foresight Theatricals

321 Theatrical Management

Ira Mont

Jill Cordle

Off-Broadway

The Public Theatre

Roundabout Theatre

The Signature Theatre

Regional

La Jolla Playhouse 

The Old Globe

Alliance Theatre 

Dallas Theatre Center

Paper Mill Playhouse

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Goodspeed

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The MUNY

Broadway Sacramento

American Theatre Group

 

Touring

NETworks

Worklight Productions

Foresight Theatricals

321 Theatrical Management

Kelsey Tippins

Doc Zorthian 

Troika

 

Moderators

Paul J. Smith

Kim Vernace

Charles Underhill

Thomas Recktenwald

Michael Rico Cohen

Holly Coombs

Stephen Gruse

Kate Bailey

Panelists

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Resume & Interview Workshop: Always Be Prepared!

Facilitated by: Patch Schwadron / Sherry Cohen

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

This workshop will give you valuable tips on how to nail an interview, including knowing your interviewer and how to present yourself. We will also focus on making the best resumes you can, including the cover letter.
If you'd like for us to consider your resume for review during the workshop, please send your resume ahead of time.
 
Come out and meet other stage managers of color!

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5:30pm - 7:30pm EST

Thursday, December 17, 2020

On December 17th, we held our inaugural networking event, providing a first-of-its-kind opportunity for 75 stage managers of color from around the country to meet (virtually) more than 30 industry professionals who can help them advance their careers.

 

It was an incredible evening for all of us, and we're so grateful to everyone who participated. We're looking forward to continuing the momentum with more events in the new year, opening more doors for stage managers of color, so that when we return to our beloved theaters, they will be more equitable, truly representative spaces.

Panelists

J. Philip Bassett

Bonnie Becker

Heather Brose

Jill Cordle

Matthew DiCarlo

Julia Jones

Johnny Milani

Ira Mont

Bonnie Panson

Michael J. Passaro

Kathleen E. Purvis

Thomas Recktenwald

Clifford Schwartz

Rebecca L. Skupin

Rolt Smith

Paul J. Smith

Rick Steiger

Kelsey Tippins

Charlie Underhill

Kim Vernace

101 Productions

321 Theatrical Management

Alliance Theatre

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Bespoke Theatricals

Dallas Theater Center

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Disney Theatrical Group

Foresight Theatrical

NETworks

RCI Theatricals

The 5th Avenue Theatre

The MUNY

Special Guest Speaker

Kenny Leon

Award Winning Director

KENNY LEON is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated Broadway and television director, presently directing The Mahalia Jackson Story for Lifetime. Most recently, he directed the Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece A Soldier's Play.  He also directed The Underlying Chris at Second Stage Theatre Company and the acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte/Shakespeare in the Park.

 

Broadway: A Soldier’s Play; American Son; Children of a Lesser God; Holler If Ya Hear Me; A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award, 2014); The Mountaintop; Stick Fly; August Wilson’s Fences, Gem of the Ocean, and Radio Golf. Off-Broadway: Everybody’s Ruby, Emergence-See! (The Public), Smart People (Second Stage). Television: “American Son” (adapted for Netflix), “Hairspray Live!,” “The Wiz Live!,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Dynasty,” “In My Dreams.” Author, Take You Wherever You Go. Artistic Director Emeritus, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.