New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Drama has teamed with Broadway ad agency Serino Coyne to launch the Women’s Mentorship Program, which pairs female-identifying students interested in arts management with female cultural leaders across numerous theatrical fields.
The program launched this month, focusing on management essentials ranging from communication, organization, leadership, to team building. Students will participate in monthly meetings with their individual mentors with the opportunity to meet with each participating mentor in the 2019 program.
Inaugural mentors include Anne Quart, senior vice president of production and co-producer, Disney Theatrical Group; Lauren Reid, chief operating officer, John Gore Organization; Marla Ostroff, executive vice president of arts and theatre, Ticketmaster; Maggie Brohn, chief operating officer, Adventureland LLC; Katie Dalton, senior vice president, Audience Rewards; Hailey Ferber, senior vice president of business and legal affairs, The Araca Group; India Haggins, director of marketing, Jazz at Lincoln Center; Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich; Alecia Parker, executive producer, National Artists Management Company; Catherine Reid, chief financial officer, Serino Coyne; Leslie Barrett, managing director, Serino Coyne; Sara Villagio, chief marketing officer, Carnegie Hall; and Dessie Moynihan, vice president for creative projects, the Shubert Organization.
“NYU Tisch Drama is thrilled to work with Serino Coyne to bring the Women’s Mentorship Program to students,” said Rubén Polendo, chair of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama. “The initiative is an excellent example of our commitment to engage young artists in the wide array of career opportunities in the field of theatre at large. It’s an amazing and unique opportunity for mentors and mentees to forge relationships with future colleagues.”
Founded in 1977 by female trailblazer Nancy Coyne, Serino Coyne represents the long-running international hits Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera; as well as the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen; Disney’s Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King; Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; the upcoming Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations; and What the Constitution Means to Me; as well as The Tony Awards.