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Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Y. Smith is a Production Manager, Live Events Technician, and Arts Administrator working primarily in the City of Boston.

Phyllis Y. Smith is a Production Manager, Live Events Technician, and Arts Administrator working primarily in the City of Boston. In their over 18 years of working in theatre, film, and events, Phyllis has worked in capacities as a Production Stage Manager, Production Manager, Technical Director, Electrician, Carpenter, Event Coordinator, Producer, and everything in between. In addition to working in events and productions, Phyllis is also the Director of Venue Operations at the Boston Center for the Arts and a member of the Front Porch Arts Collective of Boston.

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Hold, Please
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Hold, Please

Addressing Urgency and Other White Supremacist Standards in Stage Management

15 October 2020

Seven stage managers in the United States—Miguel Flores, R. Christopher Maxwell, John Meredith, Alexander Murphy, Quinn O’Connor, Phyllis Y Smith, and Chris Waters—explore a few places white supremacist culture play out in their work—focusing on urgency, quantity over quality, perfectionism, objectivity, and power-hoarding.