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 Presidents campus wide Arts Alive SDSU initiative, promoting the visual and performing arts on campus.
A published author, Jay has written the first book on production management in the USA. Along with Co-author, Cary Gillett, the two celebrated the release of The Production Managers Toolkit, on Routledge Press in September of 2016.
Jay also 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, 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 whose client list includes the NFL Super Bowl, Major League Baseballs All Star Game - as well as non-profit charities concert events in and around the United States.