S*P*A*M (The Society of Properties Artisan Managers) is an association of professional Prop Managers and Educators. The purpose of S*P*A*M is to serve as an educational vehicle and resource for the managers and to create fellowship among property professionals to address issues of common importance to its members.
The goals of S*P*A*M are:
Create a national communication and support network to share resources, information, solutions and techniques, safety issues, continuing education and stock.
Promote the highest professional standards among Property Artisans and craftsmen.
Promote the profession of Properties to potential artisans in college or elsewhere in the theatrical business, and establish educational standards for the training of Property Artisans.
Improve working relationships and conditions for all Properties Artisans, by educating theatre institutions of the capabilities and needs of Property Artisans.
Establish parity with other professionals within production specialties.
President – Jim Guy, The Milwuakee Repertory Theatre
Treasurer – Patricia Olive, The Guthrie Theater
Secretary – Deborah Morgan, The Lyric Opera of Kansas City