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Work experience

Feb 2009Present

Independent Consultant
  • Nonprofit clients include Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Mint Theater, Signature Theatre Company
  • Commercial projects include Noah Haidle's Vigils and Rogers and Hammerstein's Babes In Arms
  • Provide consultation on strategic and organizational planning, Board of Director relations, social media integration, negotiations of enhancement agreements, union relations management
  • Provide ongoing theatre commentary via
Jul 2009Present

Producer, Associate Producer and General Manager

Commerical Theatre
  • Productions include Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love Loss and What I Wore featuring an all-star rotating cast including Samantha Bee, Mary Birdsong, Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky, Didi Conn, Tyne Daly, Lucy DeVito, Fran Drescher, Katie Finneran, Janeane Garofalo, Joanna Gleason, Judy Gold, Julie Halston, Melissa Joan Hart, Jayne Houdyshell, Capathia Jenkins, Lisa Joyce, Carol Kane, Shirley Knight, Michele Lee, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, Debra Monk, Rosie O’Donnell, Rhea Perlman, June Diane Raphael, Caroline Rhea, LaTanya Richardson, Doris Roberts, Tracee Ellis Ross, Brooke Shields, Casey Wilson, Mary Louise Wilson, and Rita Wilson.
  • Morris Panych's Vigil with Malcolm Gets and Helen Stenborg;
  • Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music with Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta Jones
  • General Management responsibilities including contracting, budgeting, reporting, artist relations and oversight of marketing.
  • Producing responsibilities including fundraising and investor relations for productions
Dec 2006Feb 2009

Managing Director

Westport Country Playhouse
  • Provided leadership of Development, Production, Education/ Outreach, Finance, Systems, Facilities and Administration departments of regional theatre with annual operating budget of $6.5 million. 
  • Fostered ongoing collaboration and collegial relations among the various departments. 
  • Managed transition of the 75-year-old theatre from summer theatre to year-round theatre
  • Served as an active representative of the theatre in the community.
  • Supervised, trained and mentored a staff of 50 and 100+ volunteers.
  • Managed the creation of a strong education program that served over 4000 Fairfield County residents of diversified backgrounds and created a new revenue stream for the company
  • Prepared and monitored annual budget
  • Managed Board of Trustees and Board recruitment
  • Served as lead fundraiser and as Director of Development for after departure of previous director
  • Established and executed a strategic and comprehensive development plan to support the short-term and long-term operating needs of the theatre
  •  Worked to better integrate fundraising into the culture of the theatre.
  • Developed policies for Major and Planned Gifts.
  • Increased identification and cultivation of individual and corporate donors with particular focus on accessing new constituencies and major gift development - donor based doubled during tenure.
  • Managed the formation and maintenance of development and marketing reports and records.
  • Oversaw conversion from Provenue to Tessitura Software
  • Organized all cultivation and solicitations for donors including supervising foundation and government grant applications
  •  Developed myriad new cultivation events.
  • Expanded and managed the trustees' and other volunteers' involvement in fundraising activities
  • Created Annual Fund Campaign for company - grew to $3.5M per year during tenure
  • Launched $20M capital campaign, $4M raised in 2 years
  •  Coordinated annual gala and increased the net income from events from $585K to $1.1M.
Jan 2003Dec 2006

General Manager/Transition and Capital Projects Director

Signature Theatre Company
  •  Project Management for the planning and development of a new state of the art, multi-theatre complex to be located in the redeveloped World Trade Center Site in Lower Manhattan
  • Developed the Company`s strategic business and financial plan for the expansion of the company. This plan continues to guide the Company as they move to an alternate site.
  • Responsibilities included business planning; fundraising, program development; operations planning; implementation; market analysis; financial management; design process; transitional programming; and contracting and procurement of vendors and consultants
  •  Oversaw conversion from Provenue and Raisers Edge to Tessitura Software
  • Represented Signature at all meetings with various stakeholders - government officials and agencies; funders; leading community members and artists
  • Key part of raising an initial $4M in capital funds and the groundwork that recently resulted in a $20M commitment from the City of New York to the project.
  •  Leader in developing the nationally recognized "Great Theatre/Great Price" ticket initiative and securing the underwriting which made all seats available for only $15 during the regular run of a production
  • Director of Finance, Production and Operations of award-winning Off-Broadway company
  •  Managed all aspects of production including artist contracting and negotiations; marketing; audience development; front of house and box office
  • Fiscal responsibilities included: budgeting, annual audit, and payroll
Dec 1998Nov 2006


Association of Nonprofit Theatres - New York
  • Facilitated relationships between 12 theatres including Signature, MCC Theater, Atlantic Theatre Company, Vineyard and Classic Stage Company
  • Negotiated all Collective Bargaining Actions with theatrical unions including AEA, SSDC, USA, and AFM.
  • Initiated and developed the ANTC contract for Actors' Equity Association
Aug 2000Feb 2003

General Manager

Vineyard Theatre
  • Director of Finance and Production for award-winning Off-Broadway company
  • Managed all aspects of production
  • Fiscal responsibilities included: budgeting, annual audit, and payroll
  • Negotiation/Executions of Commercial transfers
  • Director of Finance and Production for award-winning Off-Broadway company
  • Managed all aspects of production
  • Fiscal responsibilities included: budgeting, annual audit, and payroll
  • Negotiation/Executions of Commercial transfers
Sep 1999Aug 2000

Production Supervisor

Wit, LLC
  • Responsible for technical transfer from non-profit to Commercial production
  • Representative of the Managing Partners of The Wit L.L.C.
Sep 1998Jul 2000

General Manager

MCC Theater
  • Chief Managing and Fiscal Agent for award-winning Off-Broadway company
  • Led Development, Production, Education/Outreach, Literary, and Administrative Department
  • Fiscal responsibilities included: budgeting, annual audit, and payroll
  • Negotiation for commercial transfers
  • Produced all fundraising events, single-handedly including the company's first gala evening 
  • Leader in raising the funds to self-produce Wit off-Broadway.
Feb 1995Aug 1998

Community Outreach Director

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
  • Responsible for grant-writing and fundraising for all outreach and community programs.
  • Managed the Urban Arts Program-working with 26 partner organizations, the program provided a series of artists' residencies to traditionally under-served and at-risk populations (Recipient of Bravo Arts for Change Award)
  • Coordinated services to over 60 member/emerging organizations and individual artists
  • Director of Sunday On The Square Annual Arts Festival (largest outdoor festival in Southeastern North Carolina)
  • Supervised and maintained the Media Access Learning Lab (Video, Computers, and Photography)
Jan 1997Aug 1998

Independent Consultant

North Carolina State Arts Council
  • Initiated and coordinated artisit residencies throughout the state of North Carolina
  • Served as Festival Director for local communities' outdoor arts festivals throughout the state


National Arts Strategies

StrategyCreative AlliancesNetwork Partnerships

Commercial Theatre Institute

Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program

Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative



Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Related Activites

  • Member of The Broadway League
  • Member of the League of Off-Broadway Producers and Theatres
  • League of Professional Theatre Women
  • Advisory Board for Women's Ensemble Theatre