Alex comes to New Village Arts from La Jolla Playhouse, where he spent three and a half years, first as the Audience Development Manager and then Corporate Relations Manager. In those roles, he worked extensively with UC San Diego, several of the top innovative companies in the high tech and bio tech sectors, and many military organizations throughout San Diego County. In Chicago, Goodman worked with several large and small theatre companies including Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, and the award-winning Strawdog Theatre where he served as Managing Director for two years. He is also the co-founder of MOB Productions, a theatre company dedicated to the shared experience of popular culture. Goodman earned his BA in Theatre from Western Michigan University, and his MFA in Theatre Management from Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit. Goodman currently serves on the steering committee of San Diego’s Rising Arts Leaders, The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture Cultural Tourism Committee, and is a graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy through the Center for Creative Leadership.
July 22, 2021
Alex Goodman, the managing director of New Village Arts, joined Bret Schanzenbach on the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast to discuss the exciting things happening at the theater. They talk about Alex’s journey from the Midwest to California, the innovative ways New Village Arts is connecting with the community, and the upcoming original musicals that you will definitely want to see during their 20th anniversary season.