Testimonials


What people say about us...

"After 25 years as a Stage Manager I found the P.M.Arts conference a useful peek into another part of the theatre production team.  I took away a greater understanding of the hiring, budgeting and people management skills that are so crucial to success."

Jane V. Osborn, Freelance CAEA Stage Manager (Participant 2014)

"I really look forward to attending the PM Arts conference each year. It is such a great opportunity to learn from amazing people in theatre and related industries, network with other production managers, develop my professional skills, and fill in my numerous knowledge gaps! Every time I attend the conference I am able to walk away with a fresh take on my role as a PM, and valuable information that helps me implement positive changes in my workplace."

Samantha Aylsworth, Production Stage ManagerBravo Academy for the Performing Arts (Participant 2013 & 2014)

"I attended the P.M. Arts Conference halfway through my first season as Production Manager for a North Vancouver theatre. While I had received mentorship from other production managers in Vancouver, there are no resources available in BC like the coursework from P.M. Arts. Leaving the conference I was equipped with templates and scenarios I could apply to my current projects. Today I am still in touch with some of the conference attendees, and we continue to share our experience and recommendations."

Heidi Quicke, Freelance Production Manager, Vancouver. (2013 Participant)

"As a relatively new PM, I was very interested in what the 2012 conference had to offer, but my schedule and geographic location made attending impossible.  Peter and Janelle were willing to branch into the online world, allowing me to Skype in and attend all conference sessions from across the country.  Handouts and powerpoints were sent in advance by email so I could follow along and I was able to fully participate in group work and discussion.  This was a great opportunity to expand my understanding, affirm what I already knew and learn from others' experiences.  Though I never met any of the participants in person, over the course of the weekend a relationship was formed."

Rachel King, Production Manager, Green Thumb Theatre (Participant 2012)

"I just wanted to thank you for a very interesting and well run conference.  All the courses had something unique to offer and the instructors were wonderful.  It was a great opportunity to meet professionals from all over the province and in some cases, the country.  Working in a venue all the time, one can become cut off from the rest of the arts community so it was refreshing to engage with all walks of the business."

Ryan McDougall, Production Manager, Theatre Passe Muraille (Participant 2011)

"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the P.M.Arts Conference.  I found the sessions informative and the speakers engaging.  The workshop topics were diverse while still being relevant to the work of a Production Manager.  I particularly appreciated the opportunity to mix and mingle with other P.M.s - many of whom I had heard of but had never met in person."

Alexis Buset, Technical Director, Young People's Theatre (Participant 2010)