The basic requirements for membership in the Society of Properties Artisan Managers are that you be a full time Prop Master/Director/Manager (a rose is a rose) or Assistant Manager for a professional not-for-profit theatre or opera company, or a full-time educator whose primary duty is the management of a Prop Department and who teaches courses in theatrical properties and/or mentors students in preparation for a career in props.

Benefits of membership include participation in the national conference (hosted each year by a member’s home theatre), access to the members’ section of the SPAM website, which provides product resources, inventory links, past season histories, member contact information and annual conference information and notes, plus full access to the members’ e-mail group, the SPAMnet, on which members share sources, resources, vendor recommendations, technical, legal, organizational and research information, stock photos and inter-theatre loans, brainstorming on the challenges we all face each season, operating instructions for directors and designers with whom we’ve worked and the collected knowledge and experience of professional prop people from major producing organizations and educational institutions across the country and around the world.

Please direct all inquiries to:

Jim Guy


The Society of Properties Artisan Managers