Bruce E. Whitacre
CEO Theatre Forward
Bruce has been Executive Director of Theatre Forward, which advances American Theatre and its communities through philanthropic and sponsorship programs, since 2002. Theatre Forward, which represents 19 outstanding resident theatres and is supported by over 40 corporations and firms. Prior to Theatre Forward, Bruce was Managing Director of New York’s Signature Theatre Company for four seasons. He began his career in theatre in the Script Department of Manhattan Theatre Club. His corporate experience includes accounting, budgeting and administration in the publishing and banking industries, as well as a three-year stint with the United Nations World Food Programme in Rome, Italy. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.