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Society of Props Managers

SPM logo - Society of Prop Managers

Society of Props Managers

SPMinars: like webinars but better

What’s a SPMinar? It’s like webinar but better. Animatronics, firearms safety, blood recipes,
fake (and real) food. Props professionals share tips and tricks (almost) monthly via our YouTube channel.

We are requesting pay-what-you-can donations to support this S*P*A*Minar programming. All money collected will be used to offset webinar operation costs with additional funds going to our annual grant program for early career prop people. Suggested donation amount is $3. If you’ve already donated, thank you! If you are able, pay what you can donations can be made via Venmo, Zelle, or Paypal. Venmo @SPMfund Paypal Money Pool @SPAMprops Zelle to spamdues@gmail.com

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S*P*Minar - Fire Without Flame

Live flame for theater is often tricky and dangerous business, and even more difficult if regulations do not allow the use of actual flame in your performance venues. Join us to hear how S*P*M Member Prop Managers approach everything from fake cigarettes, to candles, to lighters and matches, to fireplaces and trashcan fires.We’ll discuss what we’ve learned through our varied experiences and safe ways you can get the look of real fire without the danger into your production.

S*P*Minar - Getting the Fight Right: A conversation with prop managers and Fight Choreographers

From sword fights to baseball bats to combat corn stalks, Prop managers work hand in hand with their Fight Choreographers to identify props that will be used to create authentic fight and violence moments onstage while maintaining the safety and health of everyone involved in the process. Join us when we’ll host a panel discussion of Fight Choreographers and of S*P*M Prop Managers. We’ll talk out our processes and the best practices we employ together to create spectacular fight moments onstage.

S*P*Minar - Props Storage Solutions: A place for everything, and everything in its place

Ever look around and wonder how to control the chaos in your prop shop or stock? We certainly do, and we’ve been sharing our best tips and tricks with each other. Now we’d like to share them with you.

We’ll talk about our best practices for keeping well-organized shop and stock spaces. Jen McClure, Associate Chair and Lecturer in Technical Design and Production at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale and the Properties Supervisor at Yale Repertory Theater will share photos and solutions from her shop and space as well as photos sent in by other S*P*M members.

From tufting to textures, daggers to set decorations, our topics run the proverbial props gamut.

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