A comprehensive text and indispensable reference for all arts managers.
Theatre Management, delivers a broad, comprehensive wide-angle view of theater and performing arts management, based on the premise that all the performing arts share the same core issues: producing or presenting artistically satisfying works in accord with their missions, finding and keeping an audience, providing for the financial and creative well-being of an organization or production, and maintaining good personal and public relations
Beyond addressing management issues specific to legitimate theater, Theatre Management also deals with broader issues that affect all of the performing arts: mission statements, legal organization and structure, not-for-profit organizations, personnel, place of performance, budgeting, box office/ticketing, fundraising, marketing, public relations, advertising, and performance management.
In this thorough, informed and informative updating of Stephen Langley’s classic Theatre Management in America, Conte addresses the needs and concerns confronting 21st Century managers
“Theatre Management is an excellent source of information for anyone interested in a career in the performing arts. This resource should be useful to many already working in the industry, as well.”
—Michael M. Kaiser, President The John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2001-2014)
“Conte’s revision of the Langely text is a significant contribution to the professional and educational 21st century performing arts management industries.”
—Joseph V, Melillo, Executive President, BAM
“Not only should this book be on every arts manager’s desk, but in fact, there’s no other theater management book like it.”
—Cecil C, Conner Jr., Managing Director, Houston Ballet (1997-2011)