The biennial Stage Manager Survey is a volunteer study seeking a better understanding of stage managers, their production practices, working conditions, and education/training. 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 was open to people working in stage management anywhere in the world. Stage managers from 27 countries participated in the 2021 study. Responses to some questions are grouped by country, but if there are fewer than 20 responses from any specific country, those responses will be included in a multinational group to preserve the anonymity of individual participants.
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