September 19, 2011
MFA in Arts Leadership student David Bander has been hired as the theatre manager for the Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center (LWPAC). The LWPAC is a brand new 419-seat theatre in Kirkland, WA.Bander is responsible for developing the presenting season, contracts, budgeting, and personnel management of the students and professionals who run the events. In addition, he manages the rental of the space as well as all technical elements for those who use the theatre: the high school's choirs, bands, and after-school theatre group.Bander, who grew up in Woodinville, WA, was involved with Studio East in Kirkland through most of his youth and adolescence as an actor. He received his undergraduate degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, where, after graduation, he was the production manager for the college theater. He returned to the Pacific Northwest and entered the MFA program to pursue his goal of managing a youth or educational theatre “to help little awkward kids like me.”The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees, including an MFA in Arts Leadership.
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