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Network On Demand: Building a Career as a Company Manager
Company Managers are masters of logistics. The nature of their job requires them to wear many hats, be detail-oriented, communicate with a wide range of people, and work well under pressure. Organizing payroll and rehearsals, arranging transportation and housing for cast and crew, and negotiating contracts are among the many responsibilities and tasks Company Managers juggle daily. If you’re the type of person who loves providing essential administrative support and being around creative energy, a career in company management may be a good fit for you! Curious about the pathways to this role? Watch as our panelists share their career advice on what it takes to be an effective company manager, and how aspiring theatre professionals can access opportunities.
Tyler Siems, Baseline Theatricals; Hamilton: Angelica Tour
Tyler Siems is a proud member of ATPAM. National Tour: Hamilton. Broadway: Wicked; War Paint; A Doll’s House, Part 2; The Glass Menagerie; The Front Page; Fun Home. Off-Broadway: Sell/Buy/Date; Vietgone (MTC). Previously, Tyler was a Crew Trainer at McDonald’s, and a Voter Activation Regional Director with the Biden For President campaign in battleground Michigan during the 2020 election. Graduate of Western Michigan University.
Kimberly Shaw, Foresight Theatricals; Diana: The Musical
Kimberly Shaw is a Broadway and Touring Company Manager. Theater credits include – Broadway: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Bronx Tale, Amelié, Fiddler on the Roof. Tours/International: The Lion King, The Hip-Hop Nutcracker, Central Avenue Breakdown (N. Korea), I Got Fired (N. Korea), Franco Dragon’s India (Germany), Little Shop of Horrors. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q, Midnight’s Children (The Apollo), The Other Josh Cohen, Triassic Parq, Blind Date.Theme Parks: Fantasmic, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Finding Nemo the Musical, Festival of the Lion King.
Kimberly holds a B.A. in Theatre from Spelman College and an M.F.A. in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University.
Kendra Moore, Disney Theatrical Group; The Lion King
Kendra Moore is the Associate Company Manager of The Lion King on Broadway. She toured the U.S. and Canada with The Lion King for 13 years as a dancer/dance captain. She retired from the stage in May 2016 and returned in June as the Assistant Company Manager on the First National Tour before joining Broadway in the summer of 2017. She recently was one of the Executive Producer for the online event called Divas for Democracy that joined the divas of Broadway with the divas of Drag to encourage everyone to vote in the 2020 election.
Prior to joining The Lion King, Kendra danced with Ballet Austin, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She has toured internationally to many countries: Asia, South America, Europe, Israel, as well as North America with all of these companies.
She has choreographed, produced, and stage managed several benefits for Broadway Cares and other productions. Kendra is also the Co-Choreographer of The Kids and Junior Lion King Experience that is being put on by many schools across the country. As a dance teacher she enjoyed connecting with studios across the country teaching master classes and participating in outreach programs.
Kendra works with Open Stage Project as a Program Coordinator. OSP is a nonprofit that exposes young women to backstage job opportunities. She also volunteers with the Jazz Foundation of America and the Boys Club Girls Club of America in Brooklyn. She is a Yoga devotee, certified Thai Massage therapist, real estate enthusiast, animal lover, avid reader and lifelong learner.
Jessica Fried, Pass Over, West Side Story
Jessica is currently the Company Manager of Pass Over. Previous Broadway credits include West Side Story, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, and Meteor Shower. As Associate Company Manager: The Iceman Cometh, Oslo, The King and I, Act One, Macbeth. Off-Broadway: Pipeline, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Babylon Line, Oslo, The Royale, Dada Woof Papa Hot, Shows For Days, The Mystery of Love & Sex, The Oldest Boy, The City of Conversation, Domesticated. Jessica graduated from Yale University with a degree in Psychology.
Tracy Geltman, Chief Operating Officer, Stacey Mindich Productions
Tracy Geltman joined Stacey Mindich Productions as the Chief Operating Officer in 2019, after more than 15 years as a Company Manager and Associate General Manager on Broadway. Tracy started her career at Frankel Green Theatrical Management and went on to work at 101 Productions, 321 Theatrical Management, and Foresight Theatrical on productions that include the Tony Award-winning musicals The Band’s Visit and Fun Home, along with War Paint (starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole), Oh Hello on Broadway, If/Then (starring Idina Menzel), Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family (starring Brooke Shields), and Rock of Ages. Tracy grew up in New Jersey and was introduced to theatre at a young age when her family would make trips to New York City to see Broadway shows. Musical Theatre and Broadway is her passion and she feels incredibly lucky to have found her talents offstage and to be part of the Broadway community. She is a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and is an active member of the Associate of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM). Tracy shares her life with Broadway actor Jenifer Foote.
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