International Stage Management Day - October 10
Mon, Oct 10, 2022

International Stage Management Day

International Stage Management Day is celebrated on October 10th. The holiday celebrates the work that professionals do behind the scenes. The audience does not see them in person, so people remain in the shadows. People do not think that the show that they are watching now simply would not have taken place without the work of directors and directors. Talk to others about it, get their opinion, and don’t forget to have fun celebrating the date.


International Day was founded in 2013 by the Stage Management Association (SMA). During its existence, the day has managed to draw attention to the difficult work that is carried out outside the stage. Today, the popularity of the holiday is only growing – like-minded team members note that there are much fewer people who think in stereotypes.

The director-producer is engaged not only in managing the scene, but also in coordinating the film crew. Many specialists create rehearsal schedules, arrange costumes, conduct conversations with actors, theater departments … It is simply impossible to enumerate the full scope of work. The main qualities of a good specialist: excellent communication skills, the ability to inspire and motivate, to be stress-resistant.

Interesting facts

Did you know that the director:

  • is a link between creative and technical departments;
  • supervises the installation of equipment;
  • responsible for the operation of props;
  • is responsible for the safety of the team.

How to celebrate

Find out more about this wonderful profession through books, movies, news, or talk to a specialist in person. We are sure you will hear amazing stories related to this area. Appreciate his work – send a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates after the concert. Show support on the Internet – gather like-minded people and glorify the holiday on the Internet.

When is International Stage Management Day celebrated in 2022?

International Stage Management Day is observed on October 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 10 2022
Tuesday October 10 2023
Thursday October 10 2024
Friday October 10 2025
Saturday October 10 2026

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