Cary Gillett is a student in the MA/PhD History and Theory program in addition to serving as the Production Manager for UMD’s School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies. She teaches classes in production management and stage management at UMD and at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing. Her professional credits include working as the Production Manager for the Round House Theatre, the Potomac Theatre Project and the Helen Hayes Awards, celebrating theatre in the Washington DC area. Her stage management credits include three years as the Resident Stage Manager at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD, the “In Performance” series at the White House and most recently “A Salute to the Presidential Scholars” at the Kennedy Center. She is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association (AEA) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). Cary heads the Stage Management Mentor Project at the annual USITT conference. She is the co-author of The Production Manager’s Toolkit with Jay Sheehan from San Diego State University. The book was published by Routledge/Focal Press in 2016. Her current research interests include the history of stage and production management in America and the integration of stage management pedagogy into Chinese theatre education.