University of North Carolina School of the Arts Announces Wiley Hausam as Managing Director of Performance Facilities
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has selected Wiley Hausam as Managing Director of Performance Facilities, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on August 1, 2017.
Most recently, Mr. Hausam served as Senior Artistic Advisor and Artistic & Executive Director at The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College, where he presented an acclaimed West End staging of Orwell’s 1984, the Knights, Aaron Neville, Rosanne Cash, Chita Rivera, and Matthew Morrison. He has previously served as Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, Executive Director of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College (State University of New York), and Executive Director of the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. From 1999 to 2010, he worked as an independent producer, artist manager, and consultant, leading Wiley Hausam Associates LLC and later opening Hausam Arts LLC in 2015. His clients included acclaimed puppeteer Basil Twist, The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, and Tony Award-winner Faith Prince, among others. As a senior staff member at the legendary Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival from 1993 to 2000, Mr. Hausam was the Associate Producer for The Wild Party, On the Town, The Tempest starring Patrick Stewart, and Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk.
Mr. Hausam has taught at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and at Purchase College. He is a member of Arts Presenters, a board member of the Western Arts Alliance, and has been a member of the International Society of Performing Arts, Major University Presenters, and California Presenters. In addition to completing a post-graduate study in philosophy of art at Columbia University, Mr. Hausam holds a bachelor of music from Northwestern’s School of Music and a certificate in fundraising from New York University.
In making the announcement, UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman said, “Wiley’s experience launching world-class performance facilities at New York University and Stanford University will help us transform our aging, outdated theaters. His top priorities will be the renovation of our largest on-campus venue, Performance Place, and the revitalization of the Stevens Center, both in planning phases. This critical new position will streamline our operations, drive the execution of major campus and community projects, help us compete with peer institutions, and improve student learning outcomes.”
“I’m looking forward to joining UNCSA and coming to Winston-Salem, which has such a rich history of arts and culture,” said Mr. Hausam. “I have a passionate belief in conservatory training for young artists, and UNCSA is one of the best in our country! I believe I’m a good fit because of the breadth of my experience in the performing arts and my work in higher education. Working with talented young performing artists and bringing communities together with high quality theater, dance, and music are what I love to do.”
“ACG would like to congratulate Wylie Hausam on his placement as Managing Director of Performance Facilities at UNCSA,” said ACG Vice President Jenna Deja. “Mr. Hausam’s vast experience working in the performing arts, specifically in university settings, makes him the ideal person to lead the newly formed Performance Facilities Department. We are confident that he will help advance UNCSA as it cultivates community relationships and takes on these ambitious new facility plans.”