Theatre Faculty Sadie DeSantis Tapped for Prominent National Organizations

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Associate Teaching Professor of Stage Management and Production Manager Sadie DeSantis (MFA, Theatre Design and Technology, 2011) is Interim Central Region Co-Director for the Stage Managers' Association (with MFA alum Maegan Allsup). Sadie is also the Kansas City Liaison Area Delegate to the 1st National Convention for Actor's Equity Association, which is the professional union for actors and stage managers. 

Some notes about the convention: Beginning in 2021, Actors’ Equity will hold conventions (biennially, after the first two annual conventions) for the purpose of shaping Equity’s national policy. The convention delegates include Equity’s officers and councilors along with 100 elected regional delegates (proportionately representing the three job categories of principal, chorus and stage manager) plus one elected delegate from each of Equity’s liaison areas. The convention’s authority includes adopting resolutions, increasing fees and dues and approving amendments to Equity’s constitution. Elected delegates serve two-year terms.