Cary Gillett, Storyteller
I love the moment where you see something happen on stage, or backstage, when the person gets it, when it clicks. Moments like that happen all the time at the Clarice Smith Center.
I get to watch students have those ‘aha’ moments and I see all the work that has gone into it…
As a Production Manager I’m very close to the process and get to sit in on a lot of rehearsals and performances. I get to watch students have those ‘aha’ moments and I see all the work that has gone into it and led them there. Like in a rehearsal, sitting next to a stage manager and seeing them just all of a sudden understand what they’re supposed to be doing at that moment and how to do it. Literally, sometimes their eyes light up.
The opportunity to come here and help train the next generation of professionals — to see those moments of pure understanding — is the most rewarding thing to me. It’s what I love about my job.