Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This report is the result of a year-long internship with a new theatre company in New Orleans, Delta Theatre Productions, currently operating under the name Delta Productions. I functioned as the Managing Director for this start-up, building organizational infrastructure from the ground up, guiding the process of its first production from idea to final product, and creating the branding of the organization in order to set it apart from its competition and establish it as a viable and healthy theatrical company for the New Orleans community. This report tells the story of how the organization began, reports on my duties as an intern, analyzes the successes and failures of the first year of operation, relates guidance from the best practices of other theatrical organizations around the nation, and finally offers practical recommendations for Delta Productions as it pursues growth and sustainability.


Physical rights retained by Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.