Department of Drama
Instructor, Theater Management
Jill A. Anderson arrived at Syracuse Stage in July 2016 and is delighted to serve as managing director. Anderson is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6 million operating budget and has oversight of fundraising, marketing, and operational matters within the organization.
Prior to joining Stage, Anderson spent a decade as general manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. During her tenure, the O’Neill completed a $7 million capital campaign and campus expansion, doubled its operating budget, and was honored with a 2015 National Medal of Arts and the 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Under the O’Neill’s aegis, Anderson also developed the Baltic Playwrights Conference, an annual international new play development retreat held in Hiiumaa, Estonia.
Previously, Anderson spent five years in the production office at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. Anderson has also served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards and participated in mentoring programs for high school and college students, including the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Anderson is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, look forward to calling Central New York home for years to come.