TECHnically Speaking: How an Industry Book Comes to Life with Cary Gillett

July 28, 2023

This week we’re getting an inside look at what it takes to create a book for the live entertainment industry. Production and stage manager, USITT Board member, and co-author of The Production Manager’s Toolkit Cary Gillett discusses how the book idea came to life, the thoughtful changes that came with the second edition, and why this book’s existence is important for the industry.

Cary Gillett has worked as a production manager and stage manager in the Maryland/Washington DC area for over two decades. Cary is currently the General Manager of the DC branch of the event technology company CMI. Previously she has worked as a production manager for the Baltimore Center Stage, University of Maryland in College Park, 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 “A Salute to the Presidential Scholars” at the Kennedy Center. Cary is an adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland and Howard Community College where she teaches classes in management and communication. Cary serves as a board member for the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) and is the chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Social Justice (IDEAS) committee.

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