Lecturer of Music Business
Janet Albanese is excited to be teaching Performing Arts Management in spring semesters.
Before her time at Drake, she was most recently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Truman State University where she taught courses in Stage Management, Theatre History, Playwriting, Performing Arts Management, Scene Design, and Introduction to Theatre as well as directing productions annually. She was the stage manager for the hit production Triple Espresso at the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines and has worked in the performing arts on both coasts. On the east coast, Janet was the Resident Stage Manager for the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and the Assistant Production Manager at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA). On the west coast, Janet stage managed Triple Espresso (San Diego production), stage managed for the LA Shakespeare Festival, and was the Production Manager for Cal Rep (Long Beach, CA), as well as taught stage management at California State University at Long Beach. Janet also teaches at DMACC’s Urban campus and Grand View University.
Janet holds an MFA in Stage Management and an MA degree in Theatre History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and BA degrees in Theatre and Religion from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Janet is married to Triple Espresso’s magician Patrick Albanese (that’s how they met!) and they have two children.