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Broadway Stage Management Symposium’s Free SM Tech Friday Program | Vectorworks

Stage Directions • Industry News • June 8, 2021

SM Tech Fridays are Back!

The 2021 Broadway Stage Management Symposium was amazing, but they now turn their attention towards the future and summer. Theaters across the country are preparing to re-open, welcoming artists and audience back. We have a few more months to continue our exploration of technologies & services to help stage managers. We can still learn new and better ways to manage the production process. Soon, we will hopefully all be busy making theatre again!

This Friday, June 11th at 4:00 p.m. EDT, the BSMS dives into Vectorworks in this Free for everyone session. This session will be led by Frank Brault from Vectorworks along with the BSMS’s Matt Stern. You may have heard about this popular tool for designers, technical directors, and production managers. But stage managers?

SMs don’t draft, but they do read ground plans, sections, and elevations. There are many tools inside Vectorworks that can help stage managers with taping out, planning transitions, and backstage choreography.

Sign Up for the SM Friday Vectorworks Session Here

In this session, you will learn directly from Vectorworks about the tools inside Vectorworks can help Stage Managers, what’s possible, what to ask for, and how to navigate this powerful program.

The more our TD & designer friends know what Stage Managers need, the better they can use Vectorworks to help us.

Sign up and spread the word


Coming up on the next SM Friday is an introduction to the organizational tool Roam on Friday, June 25, 2021.

Roam is a powerful organizational and note-taking program. Described as “easy to use as a document. As powerful as a graph database. Roam helps you organize… for the long haul.” One user on their site called it, “the productivity tool that I didn’t know I needed. It helps me organize thoughts and reduce the clutter… something no productivity or organization tool has ever offered me before.”

The BSMS is excited to explore a new way to take and track the numerous notes and pieces of information that stage managers are responsible for.

Register to join them

on Friday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Free for everyone

Further information from the Broadway Stage Managers Symposium:

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