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The Stage Management Mentoring Project has been an integral part of the Annual Conference & Stage Expo for 15 years, as this photo from the 1990s attests.

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Pittleman Named
New SMMP Mentor

As the Stage Management Mentoring Project (SMMP) enters its 16th year, the Management Commission announces the addition of Nancy Pittelman, as its newest mentor.

Ms. Pittelman joins the mentoring program in Louisville. She is in her fifth year as a resident stage manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She just returned from New York where she stage managed the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Previously, she has stage managed at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, City Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, The Madison Rep, and Wildwood Opera and Music Festival. She has spent several summers at Music Theatre in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she has worked as production manager and stage manager.

Ms. Pittelman graduated from the University of Miami where she earned at BFA in stage management. She is a member of AEA and AGVA. In 1999, she participated in the SMMP as a mentee.

"We are thrilled to have Nancy join this prestigious and exclusive program, bringing her professional expertise and enthusiasm. And what a compliment to the program to see that the circle comes back around!" commented Carolyn Satter, Commissioner, Management Commission.

Apply now for this special conference program designed for stage management students and young professionals. Under the guidance of professional stage management mentors, SMMP participants will stage manage major conference events such as the Tech Olympics, the New Products Showcase, the All-Conference Reception and Fellows Address, and the Awards Banquet. In addition to the programs presented by the Management Commission, the SMMP participants will have private roundtables led by the professional mentors and enjoy plenty of one-on-one time with each mentor.

There will be approximately 10 SMMP student positions. The time commitment is from 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 through 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006. All applicants must be registered for the conference at the time the application is submitted and must purchase a ticket to the Banquet. The conference registration fee will be refunded to those students selected for the SMMP.

The application deadline is December 31, 2005.

Apply on-line through the USITT website or contact SMMP Coordinator Rick Cunningham at the University of Delaware Professional Theatre Training Program, 302-831-6470, or

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