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Fri, Oct 09


Virtual Playhouse Square, Cleveland

The Collaborators Conference

The National Collaborators Conference is a first-time international gathering of the Stage Management and Entertainment Design community.

The Collaborators Conference
The Collaborators Conference

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT – Oct 11, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT

Virtual Playhouse Square, Cleveland

About the event

The Stage Managers’ Association and Ohio Valley USITT are pleased to announce the National Collaborators Conference taking place October 9-11. We are pleased to partner with The Collaborator Party and Playhouse Square, Cleveland in this first time national virtual collaborators conference.

This first time ever international gathering of the stage management community, along with Ohio Valley USITT, will feature sessions on Stage Management, Design and Technical Collaboration, along with the Annual Peggy Ezekiel Adjudicated Design and Tech Showcase.

Oct 9 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Oct 10 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT (including Exhibit Halls and TBA Evening Social)

Oct 11 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

More than 25 workshop sessions

Choose a Track or Make Your Own Adventure

Stage Management - USA

Ohio Valley USITT - Regional Tech, Safety, and Design

International Management - Dive into Events around the World


  • Sports Events Management, featuring representatives from the Cleveland Indians, the Vegas Golden Knights, the San Francisco 49ers, and more (Sponsored by TheatreArtLife)
  • Intimacy Choreography: Best practices for the entire production team
  • The Behind the Scenes Magic of Weddings in India
  • Traditional Indigenous Ceremonies in the US and Abroad
  • The Annual Peggy Ezekiel Adjudicated Design Exhibit
  • Stage Management Paperwork, a historical showcase
  • Virtual Tour of Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts district outside of NYC
  • Discovering unconventional jobs in which you can utilize your performing arts skills to earn income
  • Spark your Creativity, a two-part series of design charettes in lighting, scenic, costumes, and more. Introductory sessions on Friday, Sharing sessions on Sunday.

Special Keynote speaker to be announced

Exhibitors and Colleges who are interested in sponsoring or purchasing a space in our virtual exhibit hall should contact Mandalyn Stevens.

Set virtually at Playhouse Square and in Cleveland and Produced by Broadway Unlocked.

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