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Andrew Killian

Stage Management Association  were very sad to hear the news that Andrew Killian, Honorary Member and proud SMA member for 40 years, passed away quietly in his sleep today after a period of illness.

Andrew's legacy as a teacher, trainer, polymath but mostly as a Stage and Company Manager will sustain.  

Our thoughts are with Grace and his family who will be taking part in funeral events as a family only.

The date is now set for an event for colleagues and friends to remember Andrew and celebrate his life and work:

 Monday 10th June at 11:30.

Upstairs room of Prince of Wales pub

150, Drury Lane London WC2B 5TD

There will be a first drink on Andrew and plenty of food for us to enjoy and share memories and stories.

All colleagues friends and ex- students of Andrew are welcome to join and share memories with family and colleagues

Wednesday 20th March 2024 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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At SMA we advocate for and support stage management in all aspects of live events and theatre work: creative, practical, contractual and interpersonal. We work to maintain high standards in our work, decent terms and conditions for all stage management, and for making a positive contribution to world class live shows and events made or shown in the UK: supporting excellence in performance. We stand up for mutual respect, open communications and fair dealing in all aspects of backstage work. We provide resources and information to assist everyone who wishes to start a stage management career.

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