Prior to joining Management Consultants for the Arts as an Associate in 2015, Jonathan West was the Director of Communications for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and led all institutional messaging for the organization founded by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Mr. West has been an active member of the professional theater community for over 20 years. He successfully led the Sunset Playhouse, a 54-year-old community arts center in Elm Grove, WI, through a period of great transition to stability and growth as their Managing Director from 2008-2012. Co-founding Bialystock & Bloom, a daring professional theater company noted for “edge-treading” material, he served as Producing Artistic Director 11 years. He has worked at Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Next Act Theatre in senior management, development, marketing and education capacities. His consulting work in media and press relations has allowed him to offer his expertise to organizations such as Ten Chimneys Foundation and Skylight Music Theatre. Mr. West’s work as an Equity actor and stage director has been seen at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and many other companies.
As a frequently published writer, Mr. West has contributed to and edited arts and architecture publications nationwide. He is based in New York City with his wife Paula Suozzi, a freelance opera director, and their two daughters, Dorothea and Carmela. He is a proud graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study with a concentration in Theatre Administration & Directing.