PRODUCTION MANAGER, TEACHING ARTIST
Molly McCarter (she/her) is an educator and manager of artists and art. Her work as a stage and production manager is grounded in servant leadership and the cultivation of brave spaces that foster creativity. She holds a BFA from Salem State University and an MFA from Yale School of Drama.
Over the years Molly has served as a stage and production manager at theatres across the country including Berkeley Repertory, Blue Man Group, The Guggenheim Works & Process Series, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The New Victory, Shakespeare & Company, Yale Repertory Theatre and many others.
As a production manager she has worked in traditional theatre, festivals and performance art. Her experience varies from managing international street artists on a shoestring budget to large scale operations budgets of $3.5 million at LORT theatres with staff nearing 100 people.
Outside of the performing arts Molly has worked as a mental health professional, museum manager and disaster relief worker. All experiences that feed the creativity of interpersonal connection that drives her approach to management.
Most recently Molly joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama where she teaches Stage & Production Management and chairs the school Equity, DIversity and Inclusion initiatives. In her time she has commissioned and executed a school wide climates study on ED&I and instituted a Community Conversation series that strives to bring faculty and students together in conversation around difficult topics. In her time at CMU she was named a Wimmer Faculty Fellow and was recently Nominated for the Eberly Teaching Innovation award for her research and coursework in Leadership Studies.