#SMLife

#SMLife

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A west coast perspective limited series podcast hosted by stage manager Morgan Zupanski and presented by the Stage Managers’ Association that highlights a handful of stage managers actively working on the west coast and talks about how we are all making it happen. Music composed by Victoria DeIorio and produced by Jenna Moran.


11. Cheyenne Splinter, and Working on Cruise Ships
Aug 20 • 44 min
This weeks episode is all about Cruise Ships! We talk with Cheyenne Splinter about her time working with Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. We discuss how she got in to the industry and how her stage management skills have transferred over. We…
10. Jessica Barker, Dance, and Working in San Francisco
Aug 13 • 63 min
This episode is all about dance! We talk with Jessica Barker about her experiences working in dance, the corks of dance like working with animals, working in San Francisco, and moving across the country to try something new! We also talk a bit about how…
9. Rusty Cloyes, SXSW, and the transition in to TDing
Aug 6 • 51 min
In this episode we talk with Rusty Cloyes about his career trajectory moving from stage management into being a technical director into being a production manager and then moving back in to stage management both professionally and as a teacher. We also…
Bonus Episode – Courtney Joan Zupanski, Zupanski Management Wisdom, and Being a Photo Producer
Aug 2 • 27 min
This episode is a bonus episode - I interviewed my sister, Courtney Joan Zupanski! We talk about her being a photo producer, all of the management wisdom she lives by, and how transferable a stage managers skill sets can be.
8. Anne Hitt, Working in Seattle, Being a new mom, and SM Bootcamp
Jul 30 • 55 min
Have you heard about SM Bootcamp? Well in this episode, we are talking with the creator, Anne Hitt! We talk with her about her career trajectory and how that has led her to Seattle and what it’s been like starting a family while doing the freelance stage…
7. Joel Veenstra, Taking Chances, and the SMA
Jul 23 • 53 min
In this episode we talk with Joel Veenstra about his work as Western Regional Director for the Stage Managers’ Association. We also talk about his career trajectory moving from film in to theater, and his willingness to take chances that has ultimately…
6. Claire Friday, Corporate Events, and Marketing yourself
Jul 16 • 68 min
How do you promote yourself as a freelancer? In this episode, we talk with Claire Friday about her trajectory as a stage manager that has led her to show calling and producing in the corporate events world. We also talk about how to marketing yourself,…
5. Meredith Greenburg, and Mentoring
Jul 9 • 70 min
It is so important to be supported when you are coming up as a stage manager and to support others throughout your career as a stage manager. In this episode, we talk with Meredith Greenburg about everything “mentor”. Everything from having a mentor,…
4. Liz Fiala, From Theater to TV to Corporate Events+Weddings, and Finding your tribe
Jul 2 • 78 min
In this episode, we talk with Liz Fiala about her career trajectory from Theater to TV to Corporate Events+Weddings. We also talk about finding your tribe, how important it is to have a good support system, and what a positive thing it can be to feel…
3. Nikki Hyde, From Theater to Opera
Jun 25 • 39 min
Ever wondered how to make the jump from theater in to opera? Well in this episode, we are going to talk about that with Nikki Hyde! She comes from a theater background and has moved in to a very busy opera schedule as a stage manager. We discuss her…
2. Mandisa Reed, Burn Out, and Social Media
Jun 18 • 43 min
Social media is such a big part of our every day life these days and you need to make sure you are managing it in a way that suits you. In this episode, we talk with Mandisa Reed about her experiences working in regional theater, her relationship with…
BONUS Episode - Randy Zupanski, Zupanski Management Wisdom, and Working as a General Manager in Hotels
Jun 16 • 43 min
Happy Father’s Day! This episode is a bonus episode - I interviewed my dad, Randy Zupanski! We talk about him being the father of a stage manager, working as the general manager of hotels, all of the management wisdom he has lived by over the course of…
1. Anthony Sierra, Amusement Parks, and Networking
Jun 11 • 40 min
Sometimes building the right network can take you to places you never would have imagined. In our first episode, we talk with Anthony Sierra about his very unique experiences working in a number of amusement parks, how important networking has been for…
Trailer for #SMLife
May 31 • 1 min
This is a trailer for the upcoming show #SMLife. This podcast is a west coast perspective limited series hosted by stage manager Morgan Zupanski and presented by the Stage Managers’ Association that highlights a handful of stage managers actively working…