Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA
Building: Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall
Khady Kamara, Executive Director of Second Stage Theater in New York City, has over 24 years of theater management experience with a proven record of significantly increasing earned and contributed revenue streams, researching and launching new revenue streams. In addition to managing strategic planning efforts, a core focus is strengthening community relations and developing new audiences with a focus on diversity and inclusion
Previously, as managing director of Arena Stage in Washington, DC, Kamara oversaw general management, production, building operations, and revenue. During her 20-year tenure, Kamara doubled the company’s subscription base, increased patron engagement, and contributed to the world premieres of Dear Evan Hansen and The Originalist, both of which transferred to New York.
Kamara also serves as trustee of the League of Resident Theaters and the Broadway League.
In the Fall of 2022, Khady Kamara was named Executive Director of The Perelman Performing Arts Center at the new arts venue, located at the World Trade Center, opening in 2023.
- MBA, University of Maryland
- BA, Economics and Management, Wells College,