School of Theater
Head of Management: Stephanie Young
The Management Program provides each student with a well-rounded and extensive understanding of aesthetic issues in theater as well as the skills in organization, communication and problem-solving needed for the creative development of a given production.
Management Specialization in Producing
Head of Producing: Carol Bixler
Headed by producer Carol Bixler, this graduate-level specialization trains a new generation of producers who have highly developed aesthetics; who can recognize and champion original and important work and envision models for its performance; and who can invent new ways for supporting such work. Placing as much emphasis on artistic issues and theory as on practical business applications and concerns, the core curriculum features seminars in areas such as intellectual property, marketing, public relations, budgeting, fundraising, and textual analysis. Student producers participate in productions presented by both the School of Theater and the Center for New Performance.
Management Specialization in Production Management
Head of Production Management: Gary Kechely
Production manager Gary Kechely heads the Specialization in Production Management, which focuses on the development of skills necessary for managing people, resources and time in a variety of creative environments, where leadership and versatility must be combined with a broad knowledge of design and production issues. The graduate-level curriculum includes studies of management styles and structures, labor relations, and production processes in both live performance and film/video.
Management Specialization in Stage Management
Head of Stage Management: Stephanie Young
The curriculum, under the direction of Stephanie Young, initially emphasizes stage management for theater, and eventually widens its scope to encompass other arts and performance disciplines. Advanced studies include courses covering management styles, theatrical unions, and special topics related to stage management.