Performing Arts Management (Hardcover)

A Handbook of Professional Practices

By Jessica Rae Bathurst, Tobie S. Stein, Renee Lasher

Allworth, 9781621536949, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2021

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Do you know what it takes to manage a performing arts organization today? In this revised second edition of the comprehensive guide, more than 100 managers of top nonprofit and commercial venues share their winning strategies.

From theater to classical music, from opera to dance, every type of organization is included, with information on how each one is structured, key managerial figures, its best-practices for financial management, how it handles labor relations, and more.

Kennedy Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, the Mark Morris Dance Company, the New Victory Theater, the Roundabout Theater, the Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theater Company, and many other top groups are represented.

Learn to manage a performing arts group successfully in today’s rapidly changing cultural environment with Performing Arts Management.

About the Author

Jessica Rae Bathurst is a theater producer and theater management instructor at Brooklyn College who has served in a variety of performing arts management positions. She lives in New York City.

Tobie S. Stein, the director of the graduate program in performing arts management at Brooklyn College, is the author of Workforce Transitions from the Profit to the Nonprofit Sector. She lives in New York City.