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Drama & Theatre
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‘The best job in the world’:
Bamboo Manager Project
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Provision can be patchy when it comes to professional stage management training. Paul Bateson speaks to stage management specialist and Bamboo Manager Project founder, Antonia Collins, about her mission to change this.
The Wedding Singer at the Royal Academy of Music, stage managed by Antonia Collins in August 2021
'I think being a stage manager can be the best job in the world,’ says Antonia Collins: stage management specialist, educator, and founder of the Bamboo Manager Project – an organisation offering online courses in various aspects of the creative industries. She should know, with 25 years’ experience as a professional stage manager, lecturing roles at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Florida State University, and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; and a host of professional practise behind her in theatre, opera, and events.
She is telling me about her mission ‘to make sure that every single person who wants to study stage management has access to it’, and how this passionate idea and her impressive professional journey brought her to establish the Bamboo Manager Project (BMP).
Read the full article HERE
February 2021 - A very quick Q&A
We are asking women in the entertainment industry around the world some key questions
about their life and career. Here is Antonia Collins based in Wales, UK
fancy something longer
Here are a couple of links that you may find interesting
where Antonia is the guest
Grab some popcorn as neither are short
don't forget the full back catalogue
December 2020 - (1hr 34min)
Twins Cynthia Hennon Marino and Stacy Hennon Stone host a weekly podcast talking to the people behind the curtains. Take a trip back stage to learn what it takes to put on a production: design process, music study and execution, paperwork, meetings, management, unions, and all the excitement backstage that the audience doesn’t get to see. Enjoy the show!
In this article Susan Elkin interviews Antonia and gives us a further insight into
the how where and when the Bamboo Manager Project came about.
This article was kindly published in both of the following publications - Sardines & Ink Pellet full links below
From the publishers
Ink Pellet is the only arts magazine for teachers. Published (since 1998) six times a year to coincide with the start of each new school term, Ink Pellet aims to keep English and Drama teachers updated on the latest news and views from the worlds of theatre, arts, dance and literature.
See the full issue at bit.ly/IP132Mar20
How drama schools have moved their teaching online during the lockdown
7th April 2020
Online stage management courses launched
27th January 2020
A new series of online stage management training courses
are being launched ...
The Stage is a British weekly newspaper and website covering the entertainment industry, and particularly theatre. It was founded in 1880. It contains news, reviews, opinion, features, and recruitment advertising, mainly directed at those who work in theatre and the performing arts. Wikipedia
Subsequently picked up by
Eleanor Philpot for Rhinegold Publishing
An Interview with Antonia Collins
Voice is a magazine and platform for young creatives covering arts, culture, politics and technology