Executive Director/Publisher: Dr. Brett Ashley Crawford
Brett teaches in the graduate arts management program and directs the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. She has an MFA in arts administration and a PhD in theatre history and criticism. Her research includes work on women and minorities in arts management, organization ecologies, the use of technology in arts and management, marketing and arts audiences. She has 25 years of professional experience as an AEA stage manager, director, writer, and theatre marketer and manager in New York, Georgia, Tennessee, and Maryland/DC. She served as managing director for 3 institutions, the last being Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD. She has presented invited lectures and workshops to international, national and DC audiences including, groups visiting from various international countries for the Department of State, the University of Helsinki, the Association of Arts Presenters, the DC Coalition on Heritage and Tourism, Performing Arts Exchange, Theatre Communications Group and the Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz.
Chief Editor of Research: Liz Kane
Liz is a second-year Master of Arts Management student at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College. Originally from Boston, she studied French Horn Performance at Ithaca College. Her appreciation of technology grew out of using it to improve practice techniques and out of a love for new music. She applied this knowledge working for Boston Ballet and the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, among others. This past summer she worked for the Aspen Music School & Festival. She hopes to work in general management for symphonies, overseeing how these classical institutions can maintain their artistic focus, while embracing how technology and advancement can improve their operations.
Chief Editor of Interactive Content: Drew Porter
Drew is a second year Arts Management student at Carnegie Mellon University and current Chief Editor of Interactive Content for AMT Lab. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in performance and technical theater he spent several years working in theater administration. A hobbyist-level enthusiasm for technology drove him to AMT Lab. Drew intends to study the intersection of the Arts and Tech as is applies to museums.
Social Media Manager: Ashley Kowach