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 leadership positions in theatre

Charlottesville, VA

New Orleans, LA


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 producer of intriguing theatre by women. Implemented systems for information dissemination and day-to-day functioning. Resigned to pursue directing studies.

Ann Arbor, MI

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.

. Produced playwriting & educational youth theatre workshops and their performances

other arts management positions

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. 

. Presenters included Marian Seldes, John Guare, and Kathleen Marshall, among others, with the divine Charles Busch as host

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.  

. Surpassed single ticket sales goal by 18%

. Subscription sales up 47% for ’91-’92 season due to innovative free Symphony Chocolate Bar incentive re-subscribe campaign

. Created comprehensive, targeted, regionanl Centeniel Celebration Marketing & PR Plan

Maximized booking of multi-state 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, premium programs, and retail sales within the museum shop.

. Promoted from Development Coordinator within 11 months

. Coordinated $300/per plate dinner fund-raiser for 250 guests held at an historic mansion in Detroit

. Planned and executed nationanl 20th Anniversary celebration

. Co-wrote successful proposals, including state and federal grants and $50,000 Chrysler Corporation Fund sponsorship package

photo credits:

Most Live Arts productions . Will Kerner Photography | FAR FAR FUTURE DAYS... at Live Arts .  Jesus Pino | OR, at Live Arts . J Stoll | AUGUST OSTAGE CO & GETTING NEAR TO BABY at Live Arts . Pernmoot Photography | Education at Live Arts . Sarah Morris Photography | Southern Rep productions . John B. Barrois | Vital Theatre productions . Sun Productions