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Theatre Management

The Theatre Management Module is a platform to bring together our community of theatre producers and managers to connect their various theatre management experiences at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, in the student theatre community (STUCO), in professional theatre internships in Chicago and elsewhere, with SoC and other Schools’ theatre management-related classes to create a comprehensive, multi-year learning and transitional arc into the professional theatre.

This module will prepare students to begin careers as theatre managers and leaders after graduating from Northwestern University.

Sponsoring Department: Theatre

Module Coordinator (main student contacts): Barbara Butts

Module Advisor: John Haas

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of professional theatre management in America today.
  • Articulate an individual theatre management and leadership point of view.
  • Demonstrate practical theatre producing and management skills, including staff and volunteer leadership and management, production management, stage management, budgeting, contracts and negotiations, developing new works, community engagement and marketing and fundraising within the Wirtz Center.