Jill A. Anderson

Department of Drama

Instructor, Drama B.S. (Theater Management)

Jill Anderson

Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama Theater Complex
820 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210-1508

Jill A. Anderson has served as managing director of Syracuse Stage since 2016. She is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6.5 million operating budget and has oversight of fundraising, marketing, and operational matters within the organization.

In addition to her work at Stage, Anderson is an instructor in the theater management program of the Syracuse University Department of Drama, building on her work with high school and college students elsewhere, including at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.  She was recognized as part of the Central New York Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” awards in 2017 and has served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards.

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, she 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 is delighted to call Central New York home but will always be a proud cheesehead, originally hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. 


  • B.A., University of Connecticut


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