The biennial Stage Manager Survey is a volunteer study seeking a better understanding of stage managers, their production practices, working conditions, and education/training. It is also the largest study of stage managers in the world: in 2019, a total of 1,746 stage managers participated.
The survey is open to anyone who has served as stage manager or assistant stage manager on at least 3 live stage productions.
Previous editions of the survey were limited to the United States, but the 2021 Survey is open to people working in stage management anywhere in the world. Responses will be reported by country, but if there are fewer than 20 responses from any country, those responses will be combined with others in the region to preserve the anonymity of participants.
The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete; stage managers in the United States will receive an additional 3-5 minutes of questions to compare with previous editions of the American survey.
The survey results will be published on this website in January 2022. All survey reports are available for free download under a Creative Commons license so that they may be shared freely for non-commercial use.