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stage management

mentor proJECT

SMMP is closed for 2018


The USITT Stage Management Mentor Project (SMMP) offers students and young professionals interested in stage management the opportunity to participate in a practical training experience. With the support of professional stage managers, participants coordinate and manage the major events of the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Students and mentors work together to prepare and realize the various and often complex events. Events include the conference Opening/Keynote, New Products Showcase, and Tech Olympics, among others. Those chosen will be assigned the role of SM or ASM for

up to three events. In addition, all members of the project will participate in roundtable discussions about stage management and related areas and skills.


Program Requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in at least the third year of an undergraduate University program or be enrolled as a graduate student.

  • Young professionals must be in their first three years of paid employment in a performing arts field.

  • Must be available from 10am Tuesday March 13 through 6pm Saturday March 17. 

  • $15 entry fee (non-refundable)

  • If accepted into the program, students must be or become a USITT student member


SMMP Requirements