Daniel L. Schay is the Executive Director of Theater Works, and is an arts administrator, producer, and stage director with more than 30 years of experience in the field.
Professor Schay came to Arizona in 1995 as the first executive director of the Sedona Film Festival and Sedona Cultural Park. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Philadelphia Drama Guild, and Producing Director of Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts. He has directed 12 plays for Phoenix Theatre’s New Works Festival, and directed last year’s Mainstage production of Glorious!, as well as more than 40 productions at theatres around the country.
Professor Schay has worked with dozens of performing arts organizations as a management consultant, and taught at Yale University, Florida State University and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a site reporter for the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been a grants panelist for the arts councils of Massachusetts and Maryland and for the Arizona Commission on the Arts & Humanities. He is on the boards of Arizona School for the Arts and Greasepaint Youtheatre, and previously served on the boards of Arizona Town Hall, Arizonans for Cultural Development, and the Sedona-Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce.
B.A., Yale University