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Have you ever read a book that you’ve thought, 'Hey, this relates to stage management, or company management, or production management.' I know I have said that dozens of times. Wouldn’t you love to discuss those books with fellow theatre and entertainment managers? Wouldn’t you also like to expand your reading list to include options outside of the box? If you said yes to any of these questions, then please join the USITT Management Commission's Book Club, meeting the third Monday of every month via Zoom.

Stage Managers, Production Managers, Company Managers, Technical Directors, you name it: no matter where you are in entertainment management, you are managing people and you probably want to freshen up your thinking. Our goal is to take a look at management through a fresh lens and expand our resources to include a wide range of voices.

2021-22 Readings and discussions have included:

October ... Lead from the Outside, by Stacey Abrams

November ... The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande

December / January ... The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, by Priya Parker

February ... Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself, by Nedra Glover Tawwab

March ... Productivity Through Wellness for Live Entertainment and Theatre Technicians, by Brian Macinnis Smallwood

April ... Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, by Kim Scott

May / June ... Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone, by Sarah Jaffe

Readings are determined at our monthly gatherings. Register through the link below, and also, please submit information about you and up to two book ideas using this link:



How To Turn On Closed Captioning for USITT Online Learning


From a web browser:

  • You can turn on subtitles by clicking the CC icon at the bottom of a YouTube video. A red line will appear under the icon when closed captions have been enabled.
  • You can also adjust caption settings by clicking the gear icon. If subtitles are available for a video, a choice of generated captions and other formats will be available here, including font size and type.

From a mobile app:

  • Tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner of a YouTube video.
  • Tap the CC icon, or Captions, in the menu.
  • Select the type of captioning you prefer.

Facebook Live

From your computer:

  • Click in the top right of Facebook.
  • Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
  • Scroll down and click Videos in the left column.
  • Click Off next to Always Show Captions.
  • Select On to turn on captions for Facebook videos, when available.

From iOS:

  • Go to your device’s home screen.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Accessibility, then tap Subtitles & Captioning.
  • Tap next to Closed Captions + SDH to turn on captions for videos, when available.


  • LinkedIn does not support auto-generated Closed Captioning.  There are instructions on how to work around this by uploading a SubRip file. More info at this link.