The Theater Management program prepares aspiring managerial and artistic leaders to create inclusive organizational environments favorable to theatrical creation, supportive of artists and other theater workers, conducive to collaboration, and responsive to their communities. Individually and collectively, we are committed to implementing and practicing anti-racism and anti-oppression in our workplaces and our classrooms. We strive to model equitable policies and practices.
The program offers a joint degree 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 Need-Based Financial Aid for Living Expenses
More than $8,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2020–21.
“I was thinking about big picture leadership questions.”
“You are going to have people in your corner.”
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Laura Cornwall (’19) and Olivia Plath (Stage Management, ’19) in an EDI workshop, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2017. Photo by Joan Marcus.
PASSION, book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Rory Pelsue (’18), House Manager – Leandro Zaneti (’19), David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2018. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.
THE WINTER’S TALE, by William Shakespeare, directed by Aneesha Kudtarker (’19), Associate Managing Director – Melissa Rose (’18), David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2018. Photo by Brittany Bland (’19).
FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond (Faculty), Company Manager – Caitlin Crombleholme (’19), Yale Repertory Theatre, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Assistant Dean Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. leads a Theater Management seminar, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Lisa D. Richardson (’19), Leandro Zaneti (’19), and Armando Huipe (’19) with Victoria Nolan (Deputy Dean) and Chantal Rodriguez (Associate Dean), David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2017. Photo by Joan Marcus.