Associate Professor and Founding Director of MFA Program in Arts Administration
Department of Dramatic Arts
802 Bolton Rd., Unit 1127
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1127
A native of Kansas, Mr. Mack 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. Mr. 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. Mr. Mack then served as Managing Director of Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY, a LORT B theatre before he became Managing Director of the NJ Shakespeare Festival in Madison, NJ, where he worked for one year before coming to CRT. Mr. Mack served as an institutional planning consultant for the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, WV and as a panelist for the Connecticut Commission for the Arts, and is currently serving as a facilities and business plan consultant to the African Continuum Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. He lives in Mansfield Center with his wife, Sarah Delia, and their two children Jason, Rebecca and their dog Chili.