2023 Broadway Stage Management Symposium to Take Place in May

The ninth annual BSMS features discussions, panels, and presentations with the highly-regarded Stage Management professionals on Broadway.

By: Jan. 25, 2023

2023 Broadway Stage Management Symposium to Take Place in May

The 9th annual Broadway Stage Management Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 20th - Sunday, May 21st, 2023 in a truly hybrid event bringing together stage managers in New York City and Online. A rich experience is available for stage managers around the world to learn, grow, and connect. BSMS is a highly regarded conference made by stage managers, for stage managers, and featuring Broadway's stage managers who share their wisdom and expertise in a highly engaging, dynamic event for stage managers of all ages and levels.

The ninth annual BSMS features discussions, panels, and presentations with the highly-regarded Stage Management professionals on Broadway, offering insights, education, inspiration, and connection for anyone interested in stage management. BSMS puts the stage management profession center stage. Panelists share insights and knowledge gained through decades of experience on Broadway. The sessions reveal important information and concepts critical to a successful, sustained and fulfilling career. Panels feature a diverse set of topics that range from practical career advice to philosophical approaches for an exciting weekend of professional development and networking. Attendees include students, educators, young professionals, and seasoned practitioners.

BSMS is open to stage managers at every level. There are numerous opportunities in person and online to ask questions of panelists and make connections with stage managers from around the world. BSMS is an unparalleled networking event which can directly lead to better employment opportunities. Past Symposiums have brought together attendees from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Nigeria, the UK, the United Arab Emirates, and more! Alumni from the Symposium have worked on numerous Broadway productions including: The New One, David Byrne's American Utopia, Freestyle Love Supreme, Slave Play, King Kong, West Side Story, Caroline or Change, & My Fair Lady.

All attendees receive full session replays, so attendees never miss a moment of content. The online platform allows attendees to jump in and out and watch and re-watch sessions at their convenience for five weeks following the conference. In addition to the incredible sessions, the conference also has the BSMS Expo featuring companies, products, and services to help stage managers both personally and professionally.

BSMS provides a space where stage managers can discuss their unique challenges and concerns, while growing their networks and community, so we can fully contribute to a better tomorrow.

This educational intensive is open to the public and will be held May 20th -May 21st, 2023 as a fully hybrid event, live in NYC and Online on a dynamic digital platform. See website for full details, www.broadwaysymposium.com

Student discounts & group rates available, contact BSMS for more details: info@broadwaysymposium.com

About Broadway Stage Management Symposium

Founded by seasoned Broadway stage manager and educator, Matthew Stern who has worked on over twenty Broadway productions including Come From Away, The Lion King, Finding Neverland, On The Town, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Little Mermaid, Wicked, Death Of A Salesman (with Philip Seymour Hoffman), Fiddler On The Roof (with Alfred Molina & Harvey Fierstein), Enchanted April (with Molly Ringwald & Jayne Atkinson), The Phantom Of The Opera, The Full Monty, and more.

Stern is on the faculty of SUNY Purchase, has taught at UC San Diego, and is on the board of directors of the Stage Managers' Association, USA. Inspired by his students' enthusiasm to learn and the wisdom of his colleagues on Broadway, he brings together fellow Broadway stage managers for this intensive weekend of panels, seminars and lectures, the Broadway Stage Management Symposium.

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