WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the appointment of Tracy Long to the position of Business Manager. As Business Manager, Tracy will oversee the administrative operations of WaterTower Theatre including finance, payroll, budgeting, human resources and box office.
Most recently, Tracy was the General Manager at Adirondack Theatre Festival in upstate New York. She brings to WaterTower Theatre a variety of experience in finance, non-profit business management, budgeting, contracts, production management, stage management and front of house management. Her other professional experience includes the positions of Production Manager at Historyonics Theatre Company in St. Louis, MO, Assistant to the General Director at Tulsa Opera, Administrative Manager at Ogilvie Properties as well extensive stage management work with such arts organizations as the Denver Center Theatre Company, PlayMakers Repertory Company and Madison Repertory Theatre.
She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Stage Management from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, St. Louis.
"I am happy that I have found someone like Tracy Long who will bring a great depth of non-profit management experience to the Company," said Terry Martin. "She brings extensive business management, production and finance experience to WaterTower Theatre from which we will benefit greatly."
"When I began my search for this position, I was seeking a person who could partner with me on the business side of our operations," said Martin. "As Producing Artistic Director, I oversee both the artistic and administrative operations of our growing company, and having someone with Tracy's extensive non-profit theatre management experience was a key part in my decision to bring her into the Company."
"I'm very excited to be joining the professional staff of one of the leading regional theatre companys in the country," said Tracy Long. "WaterTower Theatre is respected throughout the theatre industry, and I am eager to be part of the team that has worked so hard to build the company over the past 17 years."