Deborah Berman

Lecturer in Theater Management & Director of Development & Alumni Affairs


Deborah Berman, Lecturer in Theater Management, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre, and editor of the Yale School of Drama Annual Magazine, has been leading the YSD/YRT Development Office since February 2005. In addition to workshops in the Theater Management department, she teaches an all-school workshop on fundraising for the individual artist. Prior to coming to Yale, Deborah ran the firm DSB consulting, where she worked with numerous non-profit organizations in programming, fundraising, and board development. Clients included a public/private partnership with NASA to build a new science museum in Mississippi and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, where Deborah was also Acting Director of Development. Deborah studied art history at Barnard College (Columbia University) and pursued her MA in Art History at the University of Delaware. She has worked at many museums, including the Guggenheim, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery and College of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Deborah is also an artist who works in mixed-media and collage and has shown her works in both Washington, DC, and New Haven.