Milwaukee Repertory Theater (2014)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater (2014)

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This case study follows Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s tense process of budgeting for FY 2015. While the managing director is concerned about an accumulated deficit of $1 million, high staff turnover rates in the development department, low individual and board giving, low city and state funding, an emergency capital campaign, and an urgent facilities problem that would cost $1.7 million to repair, the artistic director wants to avoid making artistic compromises and work towards greater artistic achievement.

Publication Date: 2017-05-17

Suggested Citation: Melissa Rose, "Milwaukee Repertory Theater (2014)," Yale Theater Management Knowledge Base Case 14-78, May 17, 2017

Keywords: Theater, Performing Arts, Financial Management, Facilities, Leadership, Development, Capital Campaign

Teaching Notes: Yes (please contact yaletmknowledgebase@yale.edu)

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