Management Experience

Current

 

Elm Shakespeare Company - New Haven, CT

Producing Artistic Director

2015 - Present. Responsible for the vision and implementation of all programming including summer AEA production of Shakespeare in the Park which performs for 30,000 people each year, 9 education programs serving over 500 students.  Specific duties include financial management of $450,000 budget, fundraising, audience development, board development, personnel, and strategic planning in addition to the program related tasks of directing and teaching, as well as supervising full-time administrative staff of four, part-time educational staff of 12, and seasonal staff of 60. 

 

2014

 

Instituto Gandarela - Rio Acima, Brazil

2013-2014

Responsible for developing global Shakespeare programming that matches and furthers the scope and artistry of Instituto Gandarela and fulfills the potential of Globe Brazil and the Minas Gerais Cultural Circuit, including working with Brazilian as well as international arts organizations such as The Globe in London, and Shakespeare Theater Association to create a 10 year comprehensive and integrated program plan, as well as implement programming while in construction and for the 2016 opening festivities.

 

2010-2013

 

San Francisco Shakespeare Festvial
Director of Training

Responsibilities included management and growth of Midnight Shakespeare At Risk Youth Initiative, development of supplemental educational events and materials, training of artistic and educational personnel, and co-management of summer camp program serving 1,000 children. Specific projects include development and training of a resident teaching artist company, development of an intern company, and the development of curriculum for Bay Area Shakespeare Camp and Midnight Shakespeare as well as curricular supplements for Shakespeare on Tour and Free Shakespeare in the Park.

 

1999-2010

 

Maryland Shakespeare Festival
Founder, Producing Artistic Director

Frederick County’s only equity theater, programs include Good Will Summer Tour, Winter Mainstage, Bare Bard Experimental series, and five Educational Programs serving over 25,000 schoolchildren statewide. Responsibilities include financial management of $300,000 budget, fundraising, audience development, board development, marketing, personnel, and strategic planning in addition to the program related tasks of directing, acting, and teaching. Manage full time administrative staff of two, full time educational staff of 8, summer staff of 60, part-time and volunteer corps of over 100.

 

1996-1998

 

Baltimore Shakespeare Festival
Director of Education

Responsible for the curriculum, logistics, and administration of all educational programming including an Equity Outreach Tour, Summer Internship, Adult Workshops and Middle and High School Residency Programs (the latter of which was named the model for Arts in Education programs for the state in 1996). In addition to administration, duties include raising and tracking donations and budgets as well as teaching/directing student productions. Supervised staff of six.

 

1996

 

Theatre Du Jour - Washington DC
Development Project Manager

Responsible for raising all funds enabling 6 company members to attend the Edinburgh International Theatre Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. This included corporate sponsorship, two benefit parties, private donations, and T-shirt design/sales.

 

 

1993-1996

 

Shakespeare & Company - Lenox MA
Development Project Manager

Administrative Director of Training Programs
Responsible for recruitment, enrollment and travel arrangements for June & January Month Long Intensive Actor Training Programs (65 international participants and 20 faculty) as well as twelve weekend workshops per year. Also responsible for financial record keeping, annual reports and petty cash. Design and publication of all publicity materials.

 

Assistant to the Artistic Director

Personal assistant to Tina Packer, including arrangement of schedule, correspondence, management of her day to day activities including budget preparation, summer casting/logistics, general office administration, board relations, design meetings, and rehearsal assistant.

 

1993-1996

 

MetaWHATEVERphor Theater- New York, NY
Co-Founder, Executive Director

Recognized by the Mayor as one of the “new and valued facets of theatre today.” Responsibilities included majority of fundraising as well as all aspects of production and public relations.

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