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August 18, 2004 :: Added Service

How To Run A Theatre By Someone Who Really Knows

Jim Volz is one of America’s leading theater consultants with over three decades of work with theater, dance, music, museum and arts center management. From coast to coast, all who have worked with him praise him highly. Now, Jim Volz brings his expertise to anyone who works in arts management, from novices to middle managers to executive director.

HOW TO RUN A THEATER is a unique, dynamic, and savvy guide to building an arts institution that works. It’s the first arts administration/ theater management book written by someone who has run a major
American theater, consulted with theaters, museums, dance companies and arts centers, and headed both BFA and MFA theater programs at major universities.

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, here is practical advice on a variety of topics: Life Management; Time Management; Stress Management; Financial Management; Personnel Management; Fundraising Development; Board of Trustees Communications; and Marketing & Audience Development.

“All of us in the arts field are hungry to improve our skills in life and arts management. The grim tenor of the times makes this witty and fun guide even more valuable to us all. A joy, not a chore, to read!” -- Ben
Cameron, Executive Director, Theater Communications Group

“[Dr. Jim Volz] knows how to organize, how to manage, how to motivate, how to assign priorities. In short, he knows how to get the job done, and how to do it with grace and style.” -- Abe J. Bassett, Former Dean, Indiana University/Purdue University

JIM VOLZ has produced over 100 professional productions and published more than 100 articles and three books. Most people know Jim as a theater critic/columnist for Back Stage Magazine, editor of the Shakespeare publication, quarto, or as a Professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and former Managing Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

$24.95 Hardcover / July / Back Stage Books


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