Fran Kumin is a consultant to not-for-profit performing arts organizations, foundations, and university theater programs. Her consultancy focuses on program planning and evaluation; executive search; research; and meeting facilitation. She frequently lectures about a variety of arts topics at leading universities, most recently to graduate students in producing and arts management at Columbia University.
Fran previously served as Director of Theater at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in Philadelphia, where she was in charge of grants and programs designed to strengthen the theater community and as a Vice President of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), where she supervised a broad range of artistic and management programs and coordinated the organization’s research and advocacy efforts.
A founding partner of Simon and Kumin Casting, she cast close to forty Broadway plays and more than one hundred regional theater productions at such theaters as the Stratford Festival; Arena Stage in Washington, DC; California’s La Jolla Playhouse; and the Yale Repertory Theatre.