Management Commission

Management Commission provides creative leadership and education to generate strong, dynamic, and effective managers.
Commission Leadership  
Commissioner Tina Shackleford
Vice-Commissioner for Programing Cameron Jackson
Vice-Commissioner for Stage Management Michele Kay
Vice-Commissioner for Production Management Audrey Hoo
Vice-Commissioner for Arts Management Patricia Hausmann
Vice-Commissioner for Diversity Nicole Queenan
Vice Commissioner for Stage Manager Mentor Project Cary Gillett
Vice-Commissioner for Events Management Jay Sheehan


The Stage Management Mentor Project provides students and young professionals the opportunity to participate in a real life training exercise coordinating major conference events.

Workshops in a variety of management areas are offered during the Annual Conference & Stage Expo.

Portfolio Reviews provide experts in the field to offer critiques to students.

The Distinguished Achievement Award is given to managers who have contributed a lifetime of expertise and experience to theatre management.

The USITT Stage Management Award sponsored by Clear-Com Communication Systems, is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated excellence or outstanding potential in the area of stage management in the performing arts.

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