EDWARD MCKEANY, who is teaching The Field's arts management intensive, JumpstART, moved to New York City in 2003 and has served as the Director of Development & External Relations for Elevator Repair Service Theater since September 2011.
Ed worked as the General Manager of The Wooster Group from 2008-2011 and the Director of Special Events at BAM from 2005-2008.
He's also been the Managing Producer for PearlDamour and Banana Bag & Bodice, and Director of Development at Abingdon Theatre Company. Before moving to New York, he spent many seasons at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV.
We asked Ed how our Fall theme of Resilience connected to his curriculum for JumpstART,
"Resilience is the key to surviving today's cultural environment; whether having resilience in your creation process as an artist or in your management style as an administrator. I am thrilled to participate in The Field's JumpstART workshop this fall and continue a conversation about effective uses of resiliency in world of performing and visual arts."
JumpstART is a 3-part intensive that will cover fundraising, budget creation, contracts, production management, marketing and press, and how to plan for the future life of your production. To sign learn more or sign up for this program, visit us here.