Dorothy Ryan has been Managing Director of Theatre for a New Audience for 13 years.   The managing leader of the organization, she managed the Theatre’s project to build its first home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, which opened in the fall of 2013 in the Brooklyn Cultural District.

Dorothy spent more than a decade in fundraising positions with the 92nd Street Y and the Brooklyn Museum.   After graduating from Brown University with a music degree, she began her career in classical music artist management.  She also held positions with Chautauqua Opera, the Opera Ensemble of New York, and Eugene Opera.

She has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Pratt Institute’s Arts and Cultural Management Program, and was a 2014 Brooklyn Woman of Distinction.