Dubbed the “best week of the year by far” by Stage Management Mentor Project (SMMP) mentor Jay Sheehan, SMMP has returned for another year. The project connects professional stage managers with mentees for a week of practical training experiences for USITT 2020’s most high-profile events including keynote, new products showcase, and more.
Those who are selected will be paired with a mentor and assigned the role of stage manager or assistant stage manager for up to three events at Conference. Participation in roundtable discussions about stage management and related areas and skills are also part of the agenda.
This one-of-a-kind experience is available to students who are members or will become a member and are enrolled in at least the third year of an undergraduate university program or are graduate students. If you’re a young professional, you must be in the first two years of paid employment in the performing arts field.
Your SMMP experience extends far beyond Conference. The skills you take away are evergreen and the relationship-building and networking have proven to be helpful in finding a career and excelling at it.