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Michael DeWhatley

Michael DeWhatley is the associate production manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville and serves on the board of CenterStage at the Jewish Community of Louisville as well as the board of trustees for Theatre [502]. He has previously worked as the Production Manager at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. He was also employed in general management at the Berkshire Theatre Group and in production at Lexington Children's Theatre and Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. In addition to his work in production and management, he has worked as a directing assistant on projects at Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Berkshire Theatre Group.Michael DeWhatley is the assistant production manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville and serves on the Board of Directors of CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville. He has previously worked as the Production Manager at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. He was also employed in general management at the Berkshire Theatre Group and in production at Lexington Children's Theatre, and Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. In addition to his work in production and management, he has worked as a directing assistant on projects at Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Berkshire Theatre Group.

Building Better Theatres
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Building Better Theatres

Success and Debriefs in America

17 October 2017

Michael DeWhatley talks to several theatres, including Trinity Rep and the Guthrie, about how they define success and the benefits of a feedback process for talking about a show after the production is complete with artists and audience.

More Than Booth
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More Than Booth

29 January 2017

Michael Whatley makes the case why every theatre should have an active shooter policy.

Revolution in Theatre, Evolution in Staff
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Revolution in Theatre, Evolution in Staff

14 October 2016

Michael Whatley writes about the importance of early-career staff members at large theatrical institutions.