Sara Beatty, CVP, has been named Director of Theater Operations at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Her expanded role includes financial, contract, and programmatic management of ticketed events at the venue. Beatty has been part of the Kauffman Center staff since 2012, when she joined the organization during its inaugural year as a production services supervisor. Her subsequent transition to theater operations manager added administrative stability to busy team and a busy calendar of event clients.
“I am humbled and fortunate to continue working in a world class venue, which I love, surrounded by some of the best colleagues in the industry,” Beatty said. “I am beyond excited to tackle this new role with a renewed energy and cannot wait to see what the future holds.”
Beatty is active with IAVM’s volunteer leadership, including multiyear commitments to the Performing Arts Committee. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s MFA theater program, she maintains an AEA stage management membership. When not at the Kauffman Center, Beatty and her husband enjoy spending time with their two kids around Parkville, Missouri.