Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré: An Internship Report
Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré is ninety-five year old 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana whose mission is to provide a wide range of quality theatrical productions and programming to entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of our region and enhance the economic vitality of New Orleans. This report is based on my internship experience at Le Petit Théâtre which was under the supervision of Anna Constantine, Interim Executive Director. Throughout the course of my internship I assisted with marketing, development, and operations activities. Unfortunately, half way through my internship the theatre witnessed a significant change in management, with the departure of Solomon Group who was under contract as Managing Director of the theatre, and an ensuing financial crisis upon which for the first time in its history Le Petit Théâtre cancelled its season of programming. The following report includes an overview of the organization, a description of my internship, a S.W.O.T. analysis, a best practices review, and my recommendations for the theatre.