David Ayliff Award for Lifetime Achievement Winner Announced

The recipent of the David Ayliff Award for 2022 is Diana Fraser. Diana was nominated by actor/director and tutor Annie Tyson supported by several industry colleagues In her nomination Annie said: Diana is an extraordinary woman with a passionate love of the theatre and an extraordinary range of knowledge of theatre history, art, literature, music …

SMA raises concerns about multi-tasking and multiskilling in backstage work

Multi-tasking is a subject we write about elsewhere in SMAgenda, but there has also been a lot of discussion about the configuration of SM teams recently – the difficult position of ‘CSM on the book’ is often criticised as having an almost impossible job description (after all the CSM role should be described as Company and Stage …

#WeMakeEvents briefing:
Post-Brexit EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement impact on touring productions.
A summary

One of our members Di Fraser attended a Brexit seminar at PLASA /ABTT Show and here is her brief report: Plasa/ABTT  Trade Fair at Olympia Monday 6th September The opening point made was what we are all already aware of: before Brexit international touring onto the continent was pretty simple. Now it is not! New systems …

SMA Zoom Brunches

Our Zoom Brunches 2021: The 2020 series were very popular and successful with 500+ people registered to attend in total from at least 9 countries around the world, and with many associations and producing companies participating, as well as invited experts and, of course, members.The information and support they have provided has been valued by …