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Harold & Miriam Steinberg Theatre Leadership Program

The Harold & Miriam Steinberg Theatre Leadership Program provides support for A.R.T./New York's mid-sized theatre companies to help them address and overcome challenges facing their organizations as they approach critical junctures in their development. These challenges include organizational structure, staffing, long-range planning, board development, transitions in leadership, debt consolidation, and other issues that cannot be addressed in a group environment, such as a workshop or roundtable discussion.

Since each of these issues is unique to each theatre, the program requires a customized planning process with each theatre's own culture and needs in mind. Each theatre is paired with a lead consultant with whom they meet regularly for a period of up to three years, in order to analyze the challenges they face and create effective solutions. Each consultant has a long-term commitment to participating organizations and, by working one-on-one with the core leadership of each company, is invested to such a degree that upon completing the program, the participating theatres emerge stronger, more focused, and have the tools necessary for future evolution.

Anne Dunning and Nello McDaniel of ARTS Action Research serve as the lead consultants for the the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Theatre Leadership Program.

Theater Leadership Program consulting services can be accessed on an as needed basis by any member theatre. To inquire, contact Membership and Communications Manager, Kati Frazier at


Anne Dunning of Arts Action Research

Anne Dunning became a principal associate at ARTS Action Research in 2004, following a ten-year tenure with the Danny Grossman Dance Company in Toronto.  Throughout her career, she has taken on numerous leadership roles in the arts community including founding chair of the Canadian Dance Assembly, whip of The Creative Trust endowment campaign, and chair of Dance/USA.   Anne has taken an interest in educating the next generation of arts leaders by guest lecturing at various institutions including Humber College, University of Toronto and NYU and involving herself in a number of mentorship and emerging leaders programs. She currently serves on the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation's Strategic Initiatives Advisory Committee in Toronto. Before becoming involved in the arts, Anne studied biology at McGill University in Montreal, graduating with an honors BSc in ecology, evolution, and behavior.

Nello McDaniel of Arts Action Research

Nello McDaniel is the Principal Director for ARTS Action Research and supervises all project activity and publication development from AAR's office in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to ARTS Action Research, Nello was Executive Director of the Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American Professional Theatre, an arts consulting company based in New York.  From 1978 to 1982, he managed the Presentation and Touring Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Program.  Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer and Performing Arts Director for the Western States Arts Foundation. In 1993, he was named Fulbright International Fellow to consult with the New Zealand Arts Council and numerous New Zealand arts organizations.





The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Theatre Leadership Program is made possible by generous leadership support from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and New York State Assembly Member Deborah Glick.


Header: David Greenspan, Ugo Chukwu, Rachel Claire, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary and Susan Hyon in the Target Margin Theater production of The (*) Inn (photo by Erik Carter)