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2023 Toronto SMArts Conference – April 20 –30 – Registration Now OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2023 HYBRID Stage Managing the Arts Conference in Toronto.

Dates: Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 30

Night of a 1,001 Stage Managers Closing night party – Sunday, April 30 7:30 p.m. (Venue TBA)

The conference consists of 20 courses and 2 conversations over 11-days that range in topics from basic skills (Reading music, Calling a Show, Giving Notes) to genres of stage management (Theatre for Young Audiences) and from advanced skills for the Equity Stage Manager (Firearms, Digital Scripts, Training Apprentices, Working with scores, CTA Overtime, Engaging Deaf Artists) to courses for your future (Stress, Burnout and Finding Balance, Resumes).

This year you will have the option to attend either in-person or virtually, whichever suits your situations best. There are also subsidized seats available for those for whom it is not financially viable to attend. SMArts welcomes donations to support this effort. Please donate while registering or directly online.

SMArts was founded by the late Winston Morgan in 1996. SMArts Executive Director, Janelle Rainville, Conference Associate, Jeff Morris and experts in the field host a series of seminars exploring the many aspects of the craft of stage management. These sessions provide a comfortable environment for new or experienced stage managers to hone their skills.

The Conference is designed for both the experienced stage manager who is looking for diversification within their field and for the student stage manager who wants to know more about their career choice.

Courses = $40 each or a Conference pass for $570 (in-person) or $510 (virtual)

Registration can be made online. Enquiries about the conference may be directed to Janelle Rainville (Executive Director) at janelle@stagemanagingthearts.ca.

Equity is a key SMArts sponsor as part of the Association’s professional development mandate.

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