Theater Management

Plan of Study

In the first year the student enrolls in eight required fall-term courses and seven required spring-term courses; begins a case study on a theater organization, to be completed during the second year; attends a variety of topical workshops; and is given several professional work assignments.

In the second and third years the student enrolls in four Theater Management and elective courses per term; attends a variety of topical workshops (seven sessions count as the equivalent of one course); and is given one or two professional work assignments of substantial responsibility. In another distinctive feature of the program, the second-year student has the option of replacing one term in residence with a fellowship in a professional setting away from the campus, selected by the faculty. (For students choosing the second-year fellowship, the course requirements are reduced by four.) If a student opts out of the second-year fellowship upon entering the program, the course load may be modified to a constant five courses per term throughout the three-year program.

Class of 2024

Year Two (2021-2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice: Joan Channick, Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Stephanie Rolland, Florie Seery
DRAM 6a/b - Survey of Theater and Drama: Paul Walsh, Drew Lichtenberg and other faculty
DRAM 21a - Founding Visions: Joan Channick
DRAM 121a - Human Resources: Supporting People and Building Culture: Sarah de Freitas, Florie Seery
DRAM 121b - Strategic Planning in Practice: Faculty
DRAM 131a - Principles of Marketing and Audience Development: Tom O’Connor
DRAM 141b - Law and the Arts: Joan Channick
DRAM 151a or b - Case Study: Joan Channick, Deborah Berman, Joshua Borenstein, Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Naomi Grabel, Andrew Hamingson, Nancy Yao Maasbach, Florie Seery, Anne Trites
DRAM 161b - Principles of Development: Andrew Hamingson
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

Years Three and Four (2022–2023, 2023–2024)

DRAM 211a - Governance: Nancy Yao Maasbach
DRAM 221b - Labor and Employee Relations: Laura Penn
DRAM 231b - Advanced Topics in Marketing and Branding: Naomi Grabel
DRAM 251a or b - Management Fellowship: Joan Channick
DRAM 261a - Advanced Topics in Development: Andrew Hamingson
DRAM 271a - Producing for the Commercial Theater: Joey Parnes
DRAM 281b - Advanced Financial Management: Faculty
DRAM 301a/b - Management Seminar: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Michael Diamond, Roberta Pereira, David Roberts
DRAM 331b - Managing Crisis and Recovery: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.
DRAM 351b - Responsive Arts: Garth Ross
DRAM 361a - Artistic Producing: Jacob G. Padrón
DRAM 371a - Identity-Specific Theaters: David Roberts
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

*A total of seven workshop sessions in a term may be counted as the equivalent of one course.

Class of 2023

Years Three and Four (2021–2022, 2022–2023)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice: Joan Channick, Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Stephanie Rolland, Florie Seery
DRAM 151a or b - Case Study: Joan Channick, Deborah Berman, Joshua Borenstein, Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Naomi Grabel, Andrew Hamingson, Nancy Yao Maasbach, Florie Seery, Anne Trites
DRAM 211a - Governance: Nancy Yao Maasbach
DRAM 221b - Labor and Employee Relations: Laura Penn
DRAM 231b - Advanced Topics in Marketing and Branding: Naomi Grabel
DRAM 251a or b - Management Fellowship: Joan Channick
DRAM 261a - Advanced Topics in Development: Andrew Hamingson
DRAM 271a - Producing for the Commercial Theater: Joey Parnes
DRAM 281b - Advanced Financial Management: Faculty
DRAM 301a/b - Management Seminar: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Michael Diamond, Roberta Pereira, David Roberts
DRAM 331b - Managing Crisis and Recovery: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.
DRAM 351b - Responsive Arts: Garth Ross
DRAM 361a - Artistic Producing: Jacob G. Padrón
DRAM 371a - Identity-Specific Theaters: David Roberts
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

*A total of seven workshop sessions in a term may be counted as the equivalent of one course.

Class of 2022

Year Four (2021–2022)

DRAM 3a/b - Toward Anti-Racist Theater Practice: Joan Channick, Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Stephanie Rolland, Florie Seery
DRAM 211a - Governance: Nancy Yao Maasbach
DRAM 221b - Labor and Employee Relations: Laura Penn
DRAM 231b - Advanced Topics in Marketing and Branding: Naomi Grabel
DRAM 261a - Advanced Topics in Development: Andrew Hamingson
DRAM 271a - Producing for the Commercial Theater: Joey Parnes
DRAM 281b - Advanced Financial Management: Faculty
DRAM 301a/b - Management Seminar: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Michael Diamond, Roberta Pereira, David Roberts
DRAM 331b - Managing Crisis and Recovery: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.
DRAM 351b - Responsive Arts: Garth Ross
DRAM 361a - Artistic Producing: Jacob G. Padrón
DRAM 371a - Identity-Specific Theaters: David Roberts
DRAM 411 - Workshops*

*A total of seven workshop sessions in a term may be counted as the equivalent of one course.

Elective Sequence

Electives may be selected from other programs of the School, from Yale School of Management or other professional schools, or from Yale College with the approval of the chair.