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(M.F.A. ’22), is a fourth-year M.F.A. Candidate in Theater Management with the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs of Yale Repertory Theatre and DGSD and was previously both the Assistant Managing Director of the School/Rep and the Yale Management Fellow at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Prior to his residency at Yale, Will worked as an awards strategist at Brigade Marketing and an Associate Producer at Isotope Films where he supported and supervised the production of several notable documentary features.
(M.F.A. ’95), Dean of David Geffen School of Drama at Yale and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. Previously he held leadership positions at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cornerstone Theater Company, and The Acting Company.
(M.F.A. ’89), Chair and Professor in the Practice of Theater Management at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. Previously she held leadership positions at the Long Wharf Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, and Center Stage, and was a securities litigator with the Boston law firm of Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett.
was most recently the Managing Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre. She came to Woolly after three years as the Associate Managing Director of the Alliance Theatre, the largest regional theatre in the Southeast. Emika is on the Advisory Board of Found Stages, served as Mentorship Co-Chair of LORT’s EDI Initiative, and she is an alum of Theatre Communications Group’s Young Leaders of Color. Emika holds an MFA in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama, an MBA from Yale School of Management, and a BA in Theater from UCLA.
Leandro A. Zaneti
(M.F.A. ‘19) is a Consultant at ALJP Consulting. He is a Brazilian-American creative producer focused on developing and producing live performance by and for people of color. He is a co-founder of Codify Art, a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist collective foregrounding the work of queer and trans artists of color. He has previously worked with The Public Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, The New Group, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Capacity Interactive, a digital marketing consulting firm for the arts.
(M.F.A./M.B.A. ’08), Director and Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previous management positions include Executive Director of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and Managing Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company.
(M.F.A. ’10), Managing Director of Ping Chong + Company. Previously held management positions at The Civilians, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Leveraging Investments in Creativity, and New England Foundation for the Arts.
David J. Roberts
(M.F.A. ’08), is the Executive Director of 651 ARTS. He is also a co-founder of the Artists’ Anti-Racism Coalition—a grassroots effort to help the Off-Broadway community dismantle systems of exclusion and oppression. Previous management positions include Executive Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) and Managing Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem.
(M.F.A. ’09), Communication Officer at the European Commission. Previous management positions include Director of Communications at the National Arts Museum of Catalonia, and Assistant to the Cultural Attaché in the Spanish Embassy in London.