Faculty Production Manager
Office: DA 201A
A 30 year resident of San Diego, Jay Sheehan oversees the production management and stage management areas for the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University. Additionally, Jay created and leads the Certificate in Entertainment Management Program for the School. As the faculty production manager, Jay oversees all aspects of production for the 8 show main stage and student production season. When he isn’t teaching, Jay also serves as the Logistics Coordinator for the President’s campus wide Arts Alive SDSU initiative, promoting the visual and performing arts on campus.
Jay received an SDSU UGP Grant to produce the high school touring version of Dear Harvey, The Stories of Harvey Milk. In 2009, Jay lead the SDSU Theatre team to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and ultimately took the script to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Jay also produced the show at the California Museum in Sacramento and the New York City Fringe Festival in 2010.
In off campus work, Jay serves as the National Production Manager for Young Arts, dedicated to help identify and support the next generation of artists in the literary, performing, visual and design arts. In this capacity, Jay oversees productions in Miami, Los Angeles, and the Presidential Scholars program at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Jay is an Equity stage manager, having spent 8 years at the Old Globe Theatre, and two years as the Production Stage Manager for Forever Plaid at the Theatre in Old Town. Jay’s other jaunts around San Diego have found him as the Director of Production and Operations for the San Diego Symphony and Director of Operations for House of Blues, overseeing the 20,000 seat Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista.
Jay is also owner of Cue One Productions and is a freelance special event manager who produces non-profit charity and concert events in and around San Diego.