Victoria Nolan, Professor in the Practice of Theater Management (on leave), was Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama and Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre from 1993–2020. She previously led Indiana Repertory Theatre as Managing Director from 1988 to 1993 and served ten years at Baltimore’s Center Stage beginning in 1978 as a national fellow in performing arts management funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Her final position at Center Stage was Associate Managing Director which she held for seven years. In the field of dance, she worked at T.A.G. Foundation producing Off-Broadway modern dance festivals in New York City; and at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, Maine, where she was Managing Director.
She provided on-site evaluations for the NEA for more than ten years and has served on national panels and foundation review boards including AT&T Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, Metropolitan Life Foundation, and the NEA. She consults in strategic planning, institutional assessment, executive searches, and board development for both academic and arts organizations.
For eight years she served on the Board of Theatre Communications Group in New York, where she was Treasurer for five years. Since 2012 she has served on the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) Diversity Task Force and chaired the Diversity Recruitment Committee from 2012–15. At Yale, she was appointed to the President’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging on which she has served since 2014. She received the 2019 Kennedy Center Medallion for her work co-creating the LORT/Kennedy Center ASPIRE Leadership Fellows Program as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.