Harold Wolpert

Harold Wolpert

Executive Director 

Harold Wolpert is a leader and strategist with nearly three decades of experience in all aspects of arts administration at major not-for-profit theatre companies. Wolpert has made significant contributions in executive roles at Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, and the Alley Theatre. His areas of expertise include not-for-profit leadership, strategic planning, organizational and business development, relationship-building, financial management and board relations. He has proven adept at managing organizations through critical transitions in business models, creation of new strategies and approaches, and developing and leveraging talent to achieve success. In the industry, Wolpert is acknowledged as a national leader in the not-for-profit field through years of service to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), most recently as LORT Vice President, Executive Committee member, chair of several LORT negotiating committees, key member of LORT’s Diversity Initiative Steering Committee, as well as a member of Theatre Communications Group’s (TCG) Board of Directors. He was recently honored with the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award by the Lucille Lortel Awards. In the community, Wolpert has always been actively engaged locally, serving as a teacher, consultant, grants panelist, and volunteer. He was an adjunct lecturer for the Brooklyn College MFA Program in Performing Arts Management for nine years, and recently was a guest lecturer for Shanghai Theatre Academy. As Board Chairman of AIDS Foundation Houston, he led the organization’s fundraising efforts. He is an active volunteer for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. A Philadelphia native, Wolpert earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Company Manager for Circle Repertory Company and Manhattan Theatre Club at the outset of his career.

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