Within a dual-leadership model, drove the artistic life of the Charlottesville region’s boldest theatre, with the mission of forging theater and community. While overseeing two theatres within our four-story space - selected the eclectic seasons; engaged creative & production teams; produced 7 mainstage productions while encouraging the highest artistic quality; inspired artistic and educational development through programs such as the Readers Circle, Playwrights Lab, Melanin, and audience talkbacks. Led the recruitment, engagement, and mentoring of 700+ company members and volunteers. Liaised with the energetic Board and broader community. Directed annual building-wide gala, a 8-hour extravaganza featuring 100+ performers entertaining 300 guests, plus a mainstage show. Actively budgeted and practiced financial oversight. With the ED, managed the education program and a staff team of 8-10 as well as directed long range visioning. Ensured marketing, PR & branding reflected artistic vision and mission.
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Temporarily moved to New Orleans to helm the region's premiere professional theatre during transition of new artistic director. Managed accounting, budgeting, and financials; marketing, press and public relations; patron services; volunteer coordination; educational outreach and Academy SRT classes; Board development; event planning; as well as fundraising. (Named Managing Director when AD given title of Producing AD.)
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Assured the smooth running of Vital’s Off-Broadway McGinn Cazale Theatre and, previously, three-space Off-Off-Broadway home on Theatre Row. Assisted in choosing the season and new play development. Besides artistic duties, managed marketing & PR, event planning, audience & board development, financials, and served as web master.
Vital now concentrates on vibrant new Children's programming. Always intriguing, at www.vitaltheatre.org.
Part of a triumvirate that led a 15-member Off-Off-Broadway theatre company including actors, directors and playwrights dedicated to producing new plays and neglected classics. Shared artistic decisions and producing responsibilities, guided long-term planning, while facilitating growth.
Produced two new plays in the Circle Rep Lab. Developed an Associate Board of younger artists and theatre lovers to help save the venerable Off-Broadway company during its last years. Raised several thousand dollars through all-day play marathons and instituted singles mixer nights for the main stage.
Worked with the theatre’s two leaders to develop the company into a recognized incubator and producer of intriguing theatre by women. Implemented systems for information dissemination and day-to-day functioning, especially the developmental ENVISION Retreat and Lab. Resigned to pursue directing studies.
Co-planned season, produced, and trained guest producers for this 120 seat non-profit theatre. Supervised financial management. Handled contract negotiations. Recruited & directed volunteers. Provided assistance in fundraising, marketing, & audience development.
Performed producing and management functions for a fledgling equity theatre, including financial management, fundraising, and marketing. Substituted for and assisted Managing Director in day-to-day operations. Worked closely with the Board and staff to create five-year strategic plan.
Advise, train, and mentor the leaders of smaller not-for-profit arts organizations as well as take on discreet projects. Create entrepreneurial, mission-driven management solutions. Collaborators included:
For this inaugural celebration of Off-Off-Broadway theatre, handled the sometimes delicate task of negotiating between the writer and the over 20 star presenters while coordinating their presence and enjoyment.
Worked with the producers, writer Rich Orloff, and director Jeff Kalpac, to produce the most effective script for these televised theatre Awards. Responsible for script creation, dissemination, and day-of-show real-time edits.
Researched five chapters for a book produced by the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Foundation, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Interviewed regional theatre Artistic Directors and penned assistant directing essay. David Diamond and Terri Berliner, editors.
Charged with motivating $700,000 in ticket sales for an orchestra with a budget of $2 million. Formulated departmental strategic plan, annual budget, and media buying. Actualized subscription and single ticket campaign through direct mail and telemarketing. Managed outside PR firm. Oversaw box office. Organized educational youth concert promotion, guidebook, and ticket sales. Liaison for Marketing, Education, and Centennial Board Committees.
Maximized booking of tour, attendance, and visibility of the nation's only touring museum in a train. Handled community promotions, advertising, media relations, and event planning. Organized corporate, foundation, and individual donor solicitations. Directed special events and premium programs.
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