Theater Management

Knowledge Base

Established in 2009, the Yale Theater Management Knowledge Base is a body of arts management material created by Yale School of Drama Theater Management students and faculty and overseen by an editorial board of leading practitioners.

The mission of the Yale School of Drama case collection is to raise the standard of professional practice among current and aspiring performing arts leaders and managers by producing and publishing training and reference material.

Content addresses the most urgent contemporary issues of the field, encompassing all aspects of arts management: leadership, governance, mission, strategy, succession, equity and inclusion, financial management, development, marketing, community engagement, human resources, organizational culture, change management, technology, legal issues, ethics, and entrepreneurship.

For more information or for help in selecting materials suitable for your educational or organizational purposes, please email the Managing Editor of Theater Management.

Follow the links below to access the material.

Cases can be licensed through the Yale School of Management’s Case Study Directory. Teaching Notes may be requested via email.

 

Editorial Board

Laurie Ortega-Murphy

Laurie Ortega-Murphy
(M.F.A. Candidate ’20), Managing Editor 2019-2020. During the 2018-2019 season they served as Assistant Managing Director for Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre and as the artistic programming fellow at The New Victory Theater, a project of New 42nd Studios. B.A.: Seattle University.

James Bundy

James Bundy
(M.F.A. ’95), Dean of Yale School of Drama 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.

Joan Channick

Joan Channick
(M.F.A. ’89), Chair and Professor in the Practice of Theater Management at Yale School of Drama. 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.

Teresa Eyring

Teresa Eyring
(M.F.A. ’89), Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group. Previously, she held management positions at the Children’s Theatre Company, the Wilma Theater, and the Guthrie Theater.

Marian Godfrey

Marian Godfrey
(M.F.A. ’75), Cultural Adviser to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Previously, she served as the Senior Director of Culture Initiatives for the Pew Charitable Trusts, as a consultant to AT&T OnStage and held management positions at Mabou Mines, Dance Theater Workshop, and Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Hannah Grannemann

Hannah Grannemann
(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.

Jane Jung

Jane Jung
(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.

Susan Medak

Susie Medak
Managing Director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Lecturer in Theater Management at Yale School of Drama. Previously she served as President of the League of Resident Theatres and held management positions at The Guthrie Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theater, and People’s Light and Theater Company.

Robert Orchard

Robert Orchard
(M.F.A. ’72), Founder and Creative Consultant at ArtsEmerson and Lecturer in Theater Management at Yale School of Drama. Previously held management positions at ArtsEmerson, American Repertory Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre.

David Roberts

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.

Sergi Torres

Sergi Torres
(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.