Site Transfer to Yale School of Management Case Studies Directory

The Knowledge Base is in the process of transferring its content to the Yale School of Management’s Case Study Directory. Starting September 1, 2019, Knowledge Base cases will be licensed through the new platform, which can be found by following this link: https://shopcases.som.yale.edu/collections/yale-school-of-drama. Throughout the Fall, the Knowledge Base team will be adding interviews, histories, and selected articles to the School of Management directory. The plan is to sunset the Knowledge Base site by December 2019.

For more information or assistance with case licensing, please contact Knowledge Base Managing Editor Laurie Ortega-Murphy at laurie.ortega-murphy@yale.edu.


Editorial Staff and Board

Laurie Ortega-Murphy (MFA Candidate ’20), Managing Editor 2019-2020. During the 2018-2019 season they served as Assistant Managing Director for  Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre and as the artistic programming fellow at The New Victory Theater, a project of New 42nd Studios. BA: Seattle University.

James Bundy (MFA ’95), Dean of the Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre. Previously he held leadership positions at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cornerstone Theater Company, and The Acting Company.

Joan Channick (MFA ’89), Chair of Theater Management Department and Professor (Adjunct) in the Practice of Theater Management at the Yale School of Drama. Previously she held leadership positions at the Long Wharf Theatre and Theatre Communications Group, and was a securities litigator with the Boston law firm of Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett.

Teresa Eyring (MFA ’89), Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group. Previously, she held management positions at the Children’s Theatre Company, the Wilma Theater, and the Guthrie Theater.

Marian Godfrey (MFA ’75), recently retired as Senior Director of Culture Initiatives for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Previously she held management positions at Mabou Mines, Dance Theater Workshop, and La Jolla Playhouse.

Hannah Grannemann (MFA ’08), Executive Director of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Previously, she served as the Managing Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company.

Jane Jung (MFA ’10), Managing Director of The Civilians. Previously held positions at Ping Chong & Company, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Leveraging Investments in Creativity, and New England Foundation for the Arts.

Susie Medak, Managing Director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, President of the League of Resident Theatres, and Lecturer in Theater Management at the Yale School of Drama. Previously she held management positions at The Guthrie Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theater, and People’s Light and Theater Company.

Robert Orchard (MFA ’72), Executive Director for the Arts at Emerson College and Lecturer in Theater Management at the Yale School of Drama. Previously he held a leadership position at the American Repertory Theatre.

Sergi Torres (MFA ’09), Communication Officer at the European Commission. Previous positions include Director of Communications at the National Arts Museum of Catalonia, and Assistant to the Cultural Attaché in the Spanish Embassy in London.

Website AdministratorChristopher Kilbourne

Designer: Sarah Stevens-Morling


Content Review Process

The addition of content items to the Knowledge Base is carefully controlled in order to set and maintain a consistently high standard.  If an item is reviewed and recommended by the Managing Editor and one reader from the Editorial Board, it may be brought before the Editorial Board for approval.  Upon approval of the Editorial Board, the item is added to the Knowledge Base.


While the Knowledge Base strives to maintain a consistently high standard of content, the database serves as a library and its staff makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is given with respect to the contents of this website or its links to other internet resources.

Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the membership, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Knowledge Base. The cases published on this site are for the basis of class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of the situations described.

Conflict of Interest Statement

All board members must adhere to a high standard of ethics. Under no circumstances should a board member unfairly gain personal or financial profit from any interactions or transactions related to the Knowledge Base.

In the event that an editorial board member has written an article that is being considered for inclusion in the Knowledge Base site, the board will acknowledge that there is a potential conflict of interest and therefore, this board member must not be present during the review of his or her piece during this portion of the editorial board meeting. Any member of the group should highlight any perceived conflict of interest during the review process of potential additions to the Knowledge Base.

If a board member has advised, assisted, or participated in the creation of an article that is being considered for inclusion in the Knowledge Base, this board member cannot be one of the two initial reviewers recommending the piece to the editorial board. This board member is permitted to partake in the discussion and review of the piece during the board meeting.