Cary Gillett

Job title: 
Production Manager
Production Staff
1920 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Cary Gillett has worked as a production manager and stage manager in the Washington DC area for almost two decades.  She teaches classes in production management and stage management at the University of Maryland, College Park as well as serves as the Production Manager for UMD’s School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies.  In addition she has worked as a 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.


BA Theatre, University of Maryland College Park, 1998

Areas of Specialization/Interest:

Stage Management, Production Management

Professional Affiliations:

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT)