The USITT Stage Management Mentor Project (SMMP) offers students and young professionals interested in stage management the opportunity to participate in a practical training experience.
With the support of professional stage managers, participants coordinate and manage the major events of the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Students and mentors work together to prepare and realize the various and often complex events.
Events include the conference Opening/Keynote, New Products Showcase and Tech Olympics, among others. Those chosen will be assigned the role of SM or ASM for up to three events. In addition, all members of the project will participate in roundtable discussions about stage management and related areas and skills.