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Abigail Grubb ’18

Class of 2018, Major in Theatre Arts with a Directing concentration, Minor in Arts Management

  • Abigail Grubb ’18

Through the connections fostered by the MMC and the variety of skill sets I learned within the Arts Management minor, I graduated ready to join the industry and make change. Having the knowledge of all of the elements that go into producing theatre has empowered me to create my own work and opportunities as a young Indigenous/Latina director. 

About

Through the connections fostered by the MMC and the variety of skill sets I learned within the Arts Management minor, I graduated ready to join the industry and make change. After graduation, I began working as a part-time contractor in development and fundraising for Musical Theatre Factory (MTF). Now three years later, I am formally on staff as the Development Coordinator and a Line Producer and we have doubled our budget size enabling us to launch new programs likeMTFxR and MTF Makers to bolster our support to artists who are reinventing musical theatre, such as Michael R. Jackson and his Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop. Additionally, I have worked with other NYC-based arts organizations such as Live & In Color and The People’s Improv Theatre. Most recently, I have joined the team of CJAM Consulting LLC, a New York-based firm committed to arts, cultural and social justice institutions that foreground communities of color, honor legacy and contribute to economic vitality. Here, I am the Project Coordinator working with a range of clients from the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, to the August Wilson House in Pittsburgh, and several others. Having the knowledge of all of the elements that go into producing theatre, as well as the elements that shape the very industry itself, has empowered me to create my own work and opportunities as a young Indigenous/Latina director. The connections and networking opportunities from my career in Arts Management have opened doors to advancing my directing career while paying me a living wage.