Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
**Doors open at 9:30am
The 2024 Programming is in process
Sessions will include topics like
A Starry Broadway Career. The much sought after Broadway Production Stage Manager, Jill Cordle reflects on her career working on some of the most amazing plays with some of the brightest stars. Her insights into the challenges and joys of celebrity filled plays will take us on an incredible journey from last season's American Buffalo with Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne, and Sam Rockwell, through The Inheritance, The Ferryman, Six Degrees of Separation, Betrayal (Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz), Death of a Salesman (Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Andrew Garfield), God of Carnage (Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis), and much more.
Calling Session: We always have a session exploring the calling of a big show. Stand-by for the show we will be exploring in 2024. Past shows included: Phantom of the Opera, Jagged Little Pill, The Lion King, Moulin Rouge, King Kong, and other.
Assistants, The Sequel: So much attention is spent on being the Production Stage Manager, that we can lose sight of the specific challenges of assisting. Last year, this session was a huge hit! After all, most musicals have only one PSM and two or more ASMs! So we're digging deeper into the role of the assistant with Brandon Allmon-Jackon (Back to the Future, A Doll's House, Music Man) and Tiffany N. Robinson (MJ The Musical, The Cher Show, Motown The Musical) to continue exploring the unique art and craft of Assistant Stage Managing.
Symposium Alumni on Broadway!. After 9 years of Symposiums, many who attended have become Broadway Stage Managers themselves. We're bringing some of the back to share their journey from the seats attendees are in today to calling and decking Broadway shows! Norman Anthony Small (Leopoldstadt, American Buffalo), Lauren Cavanaugh (American Utopia, The New One), Alice Pollitt (West Side Story, King Kong), Carolina Arboleda (A Strange Loop), and from the Hamilton Tour, Aldora Neal, Hamilton Germany, Arcadio Lozano, and the Jagged Little Pill Tour, Ashani Smith!
Authentic Stage Management, Jereme Kyle Lewis has been ASM'ing on Broadway for years and wth I Need That made his Broadway PSM debut, so he knows his stuff. Jereme is like know one else and his originality shines like a beacon of light, giving us warmth and confidence to find our own way. I'm so excited to let Jereme share his approach to our art and craft and he achieves the pinacle of success being truly authentic.
and much more is coming.... stand by for more sessions and details including...
NYC participants have the option to attend a Broadway show to be announced and have a Q&A with the stage managers afterwards.
Online participants can watch a Broadway show online and chat on our platform with a Broadway stage manager lending insights during the show. Show and SM to be announced
NYC attendees attend the Wrap Party / Networking event to get seriously social.
Online attendees can join the online party, sponsored by the Stage Managers Association and schmooze.