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Ferst Center
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Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Ferst Center for the Arts
Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0468
Phone: 404-894-2787
Fax: 404-894-9864

The Box Office is open in the GT Student Center during the day. The Box Office staff moves operation to the Ferst Center prior to performances. 404-894-9600.

The street address for non-Postal Service deliveries and administrative office appointments is 353 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0468.

Email Contactinfo@ferstcenter.org

Usher Email: ferstusher@ferstcenter.org

Office of the Arts Staff:

Madison Cario - Director
Madison Cario arrives at Georgia Tech from The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was named director of Student Engagement last year. She has served as the Director of Special Artistic Initiatives for the past four years, as well as the Director of Operations and Facilities for the past seven years. Cario holds a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication, Summa Cum Laude, from Temple University.

Dedra Gillett - Business Manager
Dedra Gillett holds over 10 years of experience in accounting and business administration, and has served as Interim Director of the Office of the Arts.  Prior to Georgia Tech, she worked at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and in the field of commercial real estate. She is a graduate of East Carolina University.

Paul Cottongim - Operations Manager/Technical Director
Paul Cottongim has worked as Technical Director at the Ferst Center since 2007 and has served as Interim Operations Manager.  He has over 32 years of experience in technical theatre production, including working at most of the theatres in the Atlanta area.   

Chris Dreger - Client and Patron Services Manager
Chris Dreger has worked for the Ferst Center for over 20 years, serving as Drama Camp Coordinator, Box Office Manager and now as Client and Patron Services Manager overseeing event management and the Box Office. She has served as President of GAPTA (Georgia Professional Ticketing Association), as Secretary and Treasurer of GAPTA, and is a member of the International Ticketing Association, INTIX.

Stephanie Lee - Marketing And Public Relations Director
Stephanie Lee has over 25 years of arts management, marketing and PR experience. She has served as the Ferst Center's Marketing Director since 2002 and has served as Interim Director.  Previously she worked at the Alliance Theatre Company as Director of Communications for five years and as Director of Youth Programs for 8 years. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.