School of drama

School Notes: School of Drama
July/August 2020

James Bundy ’95MFA | http://drama.yale.edu

Theater professional named managing director

Florie Seery has been appointed associate dean and managing director of Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre, effective July 1, 2020. She also joins the faculty as assistant professor adjunct of theater management.

On welcoming Seery to the school and the Yale Rep, Dean and Artistic Director James Bundy ’95MFA said her “leadership capacity, curiosity, dedication to her artistic and managerial colleagues, and field-wide expertise give me tremendous hope for the future of our art form, as well as for our ongoing ability to raise the standard of professional practice, even as we face unprecedented challenges.”

Seery comes to Yale following 15 years’ service as general manager of Manhattan Theatre Club. Working with MTC’s senior management team, she supervised business and production in three venues, on and off Broadway, with a $27 million budget. Prior to working at MTC, Seery was associate producer at Disney Theatrical Productions, associate general manager at Stuart Thompson Productions, and company manager for multiple Broadway shows. 

“The scope of training at Yale School of Drama, and its unique relationship to Yale Repertory Theatre, make it the most vital theatrical laboratory in the nation,” Seery said. “While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a pause on the stage work of artists and managers, it has also underscored what we have known all along: that theater people are resilient, compassionate, and optimistic. I am certain that the School of Drama and Yale Rep will continue to advance the standard of global professional practice and that theater will flourish in ways we have yet to imagine. I am excited and honored to join the community and be a part of that.” 

In her new positions at Yale, Florie Seery succeeds Victoria Nolan, who concluded her 27-year tenure on June 30.

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