One of the biggest factors we keep hearing from both employers and prospective employees is that it is hard to for each to meet the other. This year, we will be hosting a series of events to bring hiring production managers, experienced stagehands and designers, and those looking to expand their networks together.
We’ll be bringing in two production managers to speak briefly about getting work at their organizations, and a veteran stagehand and a veteran designer to speak about working in the industry. Q&As will follow all sessions, with open mingling, with food and drink to follow! Come meet and learn from your fellow arts workers and employers!
The first session is:
Monday, May 23rd
7pm – 9pm
Stepping Stone Theater
55 Victoria Street North,
St. Paul, MN 55104
Please note that the Production Managers panel will begin at 7:05pm!
For this session, Karen Quisenberry of the Minnesota Opera and Megan West of Park Square Theater will speak, moderated by well-known Arts Administrator Robin Gillette.
Megan West has been the Production Manager at Park Square Theatre for the last eight years. Growing the position from a part time position managing 7 productions a season to a full time position that manages 19 productions spanning across two stages and ranging between 12 mainstage subscriptions plays and musicals, an ever expanded list of rentals, 4 partner productions and a few special collaborations. Three years ago she started a production internship program that helps foster young and early career production administrators to learn about production management, auditioning and the art of collaboration in the arts. Megan will take over as Board Chair of the Minnesota Theatre Alliance and serves on the Twin Cities Actors Equity Liaison committee.