Theater Management

The Theater Management department prepares aspiring leaders and managers to create organizational environments conducive to the creation of theater art and responsive to their communities. The department provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values to enter the field at high levels of responsibility, to move quickly to leadership positions, and ultimately to advance the state of management practice and the art form itself. While focused primarily on theater organizations, discussions incorporate other performing arts organizations, other nonprofits, and for-profit organizations to help identify the factors that make theater organizations succeed. It is training in the practice, informed by up-to-date theoretical knowledge.

The department offers a joint-degree program with Yale School of Management, in which a student may earn both the M.F.A. and M.B.A. degrees in four years (rather than the five years that normally are required).


Current Students Receiving Financial Aid

More than $7,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2018-19.


Production Opportunities

Students apply theory to professional practice in production work at the School, Yale Rep, and Yale Cabaret.


Affinity Groups

Coalition-building and networking among students who share common interests, goals, and/or a self-identified background.

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Department News

Rachel Shuey ('18)
Sep 14, 2018

Rachel Shuey (’18) Named Executive Director of LAByrinth Theater Company

Shortly after graduating in May, Rachel took up the post of Executive Director at LAByrinth Theater Company, a non-profit Off-Broadway company based in New York City.

Stephanie Ybarra
Aug 09, 2018

Stephanie Ybarra (’08) Named Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage

“Stephanie Ybarra is one of the rising stars of the American nonprofit theatre,” said Oskar Eustis, Public Theater’s Artistic Director.