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SMA Webinar: Stage Management Organizations for International Day of Friendship

Stage Directions • Industry News • July 27, 2020

In 2011, July 30th was declared as the International Day of Friendship by the General Assembly of United Nations. Over the years, there has been increased activity, especially on social media in celebrating World Friendship day and International Day of Friendship online as well as with community activities aimed at bringing those of different backgrounds together. Please join the Stage Managers’ Association on the International Day of Friendship, Thursday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, for an open to the public webinar as they chat with representatives of:

British Stage Management Association – Andy Rowley
Spain’s Asociación de Regiduría de Espectáculos (ARE) – Margarita Sanchez Gonzalez
Germany’s Inspizienten-Netzwerk e.V. – Tommy Egger & Brett Nancarrow
USA’s Stage Managers’ Association – Elynmarie Kazle

Hope Rose Kelly will host and Casey Hagwood is the Digital Moderator.

You will hear about how each organization began, its mission, advocacy, how members benefit, and advice for countries looking to begin their own stage management organization plus more. This session is scheduled to run 90 minutes, 2:00 p.m – 3:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

This is a public event. Please register in advance via

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, with both video and phone access.

Further information from the Stage Managers’ Association:

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