The Network of Ensemble Theater's
FINANCIAL CLINIC FOR ENSEMBLES & SMALL COMPANIES
Where: Studio C @ ART/ New York, 520 8th Ave. Suite 324
RSVP:(requested, but not required)
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Eyes crossed from looking at your budget…and wondering if you’ve missed anything?
Tired of faking along like you know what all that financial lingo means?
Are your financial statements a big confusing blur?
Or are you now saying to yourself…um, statements? Wait, we’re supposed to have statements?!?!
Got questions or need feedback on your company’s financial matters? We’re here to help!
Offered as part of the Network of Ensemble Theaters’ Ensembles ABCs (All-Together Building Capacity)professional development series, the Financial Clinic is structured as an informal session for artists and administrators who have a hand in managing the financial/business side of things for their ensembles or small companies. Beginners welcome!
Come with specific questions you’ve been wrestling with around budgeting, cash flow, income/expense tracking, and reporting. Or if you’d like, bring along a copy of something you want feedback on, such as: a project or annual , , or your financial statements.
There will be opportunities for group conversation and for one-on-one coaching time. We’ll have two managers—knowledgeable peers who live the day-to-day administrative realities of small, ensemble companies—at the ready to help: Megan Wanlass Szalla (Executive Director of), and Alisha Tonsic (Managing Director of Sojourn Theatre; Operations & Resource Coordinator of NET)
Megan Wanlass Szalla has been a member of SITI Company since 1995, serving as the company stage manager for five years prior to becoming SITI’s Executive Director. In her tenure with SITI, Megan has helped to create over 28 shows. She began working with during The Adding Machine at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has an Arts Administration Certificate from New York University, attended the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University Business School, was a member of the Arts Leadership Institute Charter Class at Teachers College, Columbia University and holds a B.A. in Theater from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Megan currently serves on the board of (TCG).
Alisha Tonsic is Operations & Resource Coordinator for NET; Managing Director for Sojourn Theatre; and an independent non-profit arts management and fundraising consultant focusing on the unique needs of small- and mid-sized companies. She has over 20 years experience in Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, and Theatre Communications Group. One of two managers selected nationally as a “future theatre leader” in the inaugural round of the TCG New Generations Program in 2001, Alisha has served , gained through general management, finance, fundraising, and literary management positions at organizations that include , , as a member of Theatre Bay Area’s Theatre Services Committee, and as Treasurer of the NET Board from 2006-2009. She has a BA in Theatre and in English from Barnard College, Columbia University.
A national coalition created by and for artists, theNetwork of Ensemble Theaters (NET) works to advance ensemble-based organizations’ sustainability and practice. The Ensembles ABCsProgram is made possible with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Financial Clinic in New York is co-hosted by SITI Company and NET.