List of Previous Meetings pre-2004

2003-2004 Season-

Annual meeting: Tuesday, June 15, 2004-

This year's annual meeting was held in NYC at our old haunt, Playwright Tavern

The forum at the annual meeting was "New Technologies," and we had two representatives from the "Technical Supervisor" and/or "Technical Director" world participating.

Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Time: 2:00 p.m. - Business meeting
3:00 p.m. - deadline for ballots to be submitted
- FORUM: New Technologies
5:30 p.m. - Announcement of election results
6:00 p.m. - End of meeting
Venue: Playwright Tavern
202 West 49th Street, betw. Broadway & 7th Ave.
3rd floor party room

All SMA members are invited to attend. Only Full members are eligible to vote.

SMA members' meeting   

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Time:  1 p.m. - Business meeting

2 p.m. - Roundtable discussion:
AEA Production Contract negotiations; moderated by SMA past-chair Ira Mont, who is also Vice Chair of the negotiating team.

5 p.m. - End of meeting

Venue: Houseman Studios
DOWNSTAIRS Studio B
450 West 42nd Street,
between 9th and 10th Avenues

As mentioned in the initial announcement for this meeting, if you have questions, concerns, etc. that you'd like to air at the meeting but can't attend, please respond to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with as detailed a question/comment as you can.           

2001-2002 Season-

bullet May 30, 2002, Thursday,  2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Annual meeting with Business Reps from Actors' Equity Association
Ballots for the 2002/2003 Board elections are due and will be counted at this meeting.

Location: Playwright Tavern - 202 West 49th Street (between Broadway and Seventh Avenue)
3rd floor party room
(RSVP as indicated below.)

Agenda:
2:00 p.m.              Member meet 'n' greet
2:30 p.m.              Annual membership meeting
3:30 p.m.              Meet 'n' greet with AEA Senior Business Reps;
Deadline for ballot submission
3:45 p.m.              Discussion with AEA Senior Business Reps
5:30 p.m.              Announcement of election results
6:00 p.m.              Adjourn the meeting

As has been our policy for all SMA meetings, you are encouraged to bring along your stage manager friends, whether they are members of the SMA or not.  (But please invite only stage managers, or aspiring stage managers.)

 

This year's panel discussion will be especially important.  We will be able to ask the Senior Business Reps questions about the controversial special touring agreements, non-union tours, the new Off-Broadway contract, and other topics.  If you can't attend the meeting, but you have a question you'd like to put before the AEA Senior Business Reps, please send the question to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text68571 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Your Equity membership status is irrelevant to attendance at this meeting. You do NOT need to be a member of Actors' Equity to participate! This is an SMA meeting, not an Equity  meeting.

Participate in the SMA by voting and by attending the Annual Meeting, if you can.  All ballots MUST be received no later than one hour after the meeting’s scheduled start time (start time is 2:45pm; ballot deadline is 3:45pm) in order to be counted in the tabulation of votes, which takes place during the panel discussion.  Election results will be announced before the meeting is adjourned.

We look forward to seeing you on May 30th.  Please RSVP to Cheryl Mintz (by Wednesday, May 28 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text49541 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; by May 30 at noon to 973-467-2236) if you plan to attend.

2000-2001 Season-

bullet September 12, 2000    Tuesday    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Trans-Atlantic hook-up with the British Stage Management Association
Location: Actors' Equity Association
165 West 46th Street
Council Room -- 14th floor

bullet October 5, 2000    Thursday    10:00 p.m.-Midnight
Drink night
Location: John's Pizzeria
260 West 44th Street

bullet December 13, 2000    Wednesday    8:30 p.m. -
Holiday Party
Location: Playwright's Bar and Grill - 3rd Floor
202 West 49th Street (between Broadway and 7th Avenue)

bullet January 10, 2001    Wednesday    10:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Forum on Production Supervisors
Location: John Houseman Studio Too, 450 West 42nd. Street

bullet February 10, 2001    Saturday    10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Annual Taxes Forum, with VITA staff
Location: TBA

bullet March 23, 2001    Friday    3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Forum on "Incorporating Oneself"
Announcing candidates for 2001-2002 Board
Location: TBA

bullet May 17, 2001    Thursday    3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting
Annual Election and Announcement of Officers and Board for 2001-2002
Pow-wow with Business Reps from Actors' Equity Association
Location: TBA

If you need more information, call the Hot Line, 212-330-7019   or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it us.

1999-2000 Season-

June 8, 2000    Thursday    3:30 p.m.
Annual meeting with Business Reps from Actors' Equity Association
Ballots for the 2000/2001 Board elections are due and will be counted at this meeting.
Location: John Houseman Studio Too, 450 West 42nd. Street

May 2, 2000    Tuesday    3:30 p.m.
Forum: "The Relationship between Stage Management and Company Management"
Location: John Houseman Studio Too, 450 West 42nd. Street

March 25, 2000    Saturday    10:30 a.m.
Forum: "You and your taxes -- Ugh!"
Location: John Houseman Studio Too, 450 West 42nd. Street

December 8, 1999     Wednesday    11:00 p.m.
Holiday Drinks Night
Location: Playwrights' Tavern, 202 West 49th Street, 2nd Floor

October 12, 1999    Tuesday    3:30 p.m.
Special roundtable discussion: Future directions for the Stage Managers' Association
Location: John Houseman Studio Too, 450 West 42nd. Street

September 16, 1999 Thursday    3:30 p.m.
Backstage tour of Annie Get Your Gun
Location: John Houseman Studio Too, 450 West 42nd. Street