Associate Professor, Arts Administration
Director, MFA Program in Arts Administration
Frank Mack is an Associate Professor of the Department of Dramatic Arts in UConn’s School of Fine Arts and Director of UConn’s MFA Program in Arts Administration and Arts Administration Online Graduate Certificate. He graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts then earned an MFA in directing from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 1988. Mack was awarded a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, which enabled him to work in community arts administration at Durham Arts Council, Inc. He then accepted a position at Arena Stage in Washington DC as Project Manager where, in addition to general administrative duties, he worked on a three-year new play project with Anna Deavere Smith that resulted in the fall 1997 premiere of House Arrest, First Edition.
Mr. Mack was then named Managing Director of the California Shakespeare Theatre in Berkeley where he helped lead a financial turn-around based on a doubling of contributed income and a substantial increase in ticket sales. He served as Managing Director of Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY, a LORT B theatre. He served as an institutional planning consultant for the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, WV, The African Continuum Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., Coconut Grove Playhouse in Coral Gables, FL, Center Stage in Baltimore, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and as a Peer Advisor for the CT Office of the Arts he has served as a consultant to the Avery Ensemble, The CT League of History Organizations, The Vernon Community Arts Center, I-Park Foundation, The Wood Memorial Library and Bill Memorial Library. He has also served as a panelist for the Connecticut Commission for the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council.