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The Founders Award

The Founders Award

Created in 2019, The Founders Award recognizes members of the theatre community who have distinguished themselves by contributing to the betterment of our profession and for embodying the values expressed by the Founders of the SMA.  From nominations submitted by the industry, the recipients are chosen by the Awards and Recognition Committee and confirmed by the Board of the SMA.
Special Recognition Award: 101 Black Stage Managers
Nominate for an Award

Guidelines for consideration include:

  1. A career spanning 35 or more years.
  2. Deep commitment to serving the Stage Managers’ Association, or other theatrical service organizations.
  3. A Stage Manager who may have moved on to another position in the arts, or full time teaching.
  4. Embodies the values expressed by the Founders of the Stage Managers’ Association.

The Founders Award Honorees

Janet Friedman
Robert Sutherland-Cohen

Special Honorees

Peter Wolf
Sherry Cohen
Jane E. Neufeld
Peter Sargent