Appointed as Strategy and Planning Manager, The Public Theater


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University

Position Description

As the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater ( is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals, and innovative stagings of the classics. Founded in 1954 by Joseph Papp as the Shakespeare Workshop, The Public is dedicated to embracing the complexities of contemporary society as it continues Joseph Papp's legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas.

The Public Theater has embarked upon a three-year transformational sustainability project, initiated through the generous support of a major donor. Working across all departments and with internal stakeholders, the Strategy and Planning Manager will collaborate with The Public’s Organizational Development Consultant to enact the sustainability plan. S/he will manage internal communication of the sustainability plan; lead data gathering and analysis; and build a tactical framework to actualize the sustainability plan’s recommendations and goals. Using the appropriate indicators and statistical tools, the Strategy and Planning Manager will also examine the institution’s resources, help explore levels and sources of program funding, and synthesize data related to The Public’s efforts to juxtapose performance with cultural dialogues and its impact on audience reception and public understanding.