From Smith to Broadway to Yale - One Woman’s Journey

Thursday, September 10th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Florie Seery ’83, a veteran of the New York theater world and an engaged executive leader for inclusion and diversity within the theater community, will share her exciting journey from theater major at Smith to a 30-year career in theater management, working on over 100 productions On and Off-Broadway, and finally to her newest role as the Associate Dean and Managing Director of Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre.


Highlights of this Alum profile Zoom session will include:

  • Florie’s beginnings in the theater world facilitated and strengthened through mentorship and opportunity.
  • Notes on theater production: What is theater management and producing? What does a general manager do? What are the differences between the commercial theater and the not for profit theater?
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion in theater: the formation of the EDI Committee at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the anti-racist work happening in theater at this moment.


Following the hour-long talk, we will have plenty of time for Q&A, networking, and sharing dramatic arts experiences.


About Florie Seery, Associate Dean, Yale School of Drama and Managing Director, Yale Repertory Theatre Before her appointment this July as Associate Dean and Managing Director of Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre, Florie was the general manager of Manhattan Theatre Club for 15 years. MTC is the leading New York not-for-profit theater company with a nearly 50-year history of producing innovative work by American and international artists with a focus on presenting New York and world premieres. Recent productions have included Elizabeth Strout's and Rona Monro’s “My Name is Lucy Barton,” James Graham’s “Ink,” Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Choir Boy” and Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children.”


Florie led the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee at MTC, which works to increase the number of staff from underrepresented communities and to make it more inclusive. Prior to that time, she worked at Disney Theatrical Productions as an associate producer and was a general manager for Stuart Thompson Productions. A proud Smithie, she has not missed a single reunion and counts Smithies as her best friends.


Read more about Florie here.

Topic: From Smith to Broadway to Yale - One Woman’s Journey

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Attendance will be limited.

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