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David B. Byrd

David B. ByrdManaging Director

206 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
E-mail: dbyrd10@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-0964

Fax: (865) 974-4867

Prior to joining the Clarence Brown Theatre in 2013, David held management positions at Westport Country Playhouse, American Dance Festival at Duke University, Triad Stage (General Manager), Yale Repertory Theater (Associate Managing Director), the Dwight/Edgewood Project (Managing Director), and the Guthrie Theater. He also assisted the producing team at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in New York, NY.  David received an MFA degree in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama and a BA degree in Drama from UNC-Greensboro in his native North Carolina. Appointed to the Chancellor’s Commission for LGBT People and the College of Arts & Sciences’ Diversity Committee, David also serves on the McClung Museum Academic Programs Advisory Board and has been a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission and United Way of Greater Knoxville. David has adjudicated numerous theatre productions for young artists and has made community engagement in the arts and diversity and inclusion among his greatest goals. He is a 2015 graduate of Introduction Knoxville and a 2016 Knoxville Business Journal 40 Under Forty Honoree.

 

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