Staging Staff Caucus Announces “Unlocking Opportunities: Transitioning to General Director or Management Roles”

Published October 21, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Staging Staff Caucus will present "Unlocking Opportunities: Transitioning to General Director or Management Roles" on Monday, November 6, at 9:00 p.m. ET with guest speaker Jonathan West from Management Consultants for the Arts.

Jonathan will address AGMA Staging Staff members interested in one day transitioning into General Director or Management roles, shedding light on the intricacies of the search process.

All AGMA staging staff members in good standing are encouraged to attend and learn more! Register today.

About Jonathan West

Before joining MCA in 2015, Jonathan West was the Director of Communications for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, founded by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Mr. West has been an active member of the professional theater community for over 20 years as an actor, director, writer, and administrator. He led the Sunset Playhouse, a 54-year-old community arts center in Elm Grove, WI, through a period of great transition to stability and growth as their Managing Director from 2008-2012. Co-founding Bialystock & Bloom, a daring professional theater company noted for “edge-treading” material, he served as Producing Artistic Director for 11 years. His consulting work in media and press relations has allowed him to offer his expertise to organizations such as Ten Chimneys Foundation and Skylight Music Theatre. For MCA, Mr. West has helped place talented individuals through such successful search projects with Actors’ Equity Association, Arena Stage, Center Theater Group, The Music Center of Los Angeles, MacDowell, PEN America, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, New York City Center, and New Music USA. As a frequently published writer, Mr. West has contributed to and edited arts and architecture publications nationwide. He is based in New York City with his wife Paula Suozzi, the Executive Stage Director of The Metropolitan Opera, and their two daughters Dorothea and Carmela. He is a member of Actors' Equity Association and The Dramatists Guild and a proud New York University’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study graduate with a concentration in Theatre Administration & Directing. Jonathan also maintains an active life as a writer and playwright with notable work, such as serving as head writer for a weekly public radio variety show, the in-house writer-in-residence for a luxury hotel, and a contributor to arts and architecture publications. He is currently writing the book for a musical about the golden age of New York City Public Access television centering on the cult figure Mari Lyn, the singing hostess of Manhattan Cable Channel C’s The Golden Treasury of Song.