For nonprofit theatres, a board of directors is more than just a tax requirement. At its best it can be a council of mentors to the organization, with fiduciary duties for the ethical stewardship of the enterprise and an equal responsibility to the aesthetics of the art forged under its auspices. Indeed a well-functioning board with engaged, highly skilled members can be every bit as exciting and essential to the artistic growth of the theatre as the other kind of director is to the staging of a play. The following insights are distilled from hours of conversation with some acutely intelligent people who rent a lot of their brain space to thinking about boards.
Read the article in the November 2018 issue of American Theatre Magazine