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Kevin Leary’s Story

Kevin Leary

I got to a point in my life where I knew I wanted a master’s degree, but I couldn’t sacrifice full time work. I also knew that given what I wanted to become – an artistic/executive director at a theatre company – a standard academic program wasn’t going to fit. I needed a program that was going to give me the flexibility to take courses that would build the breadth of skills, knowledge, and experience future employers would be expecting. That’s when I found the UB Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Faculty advisors Dr. Ruth Bereson and Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng helped me craft an individual plan that grounded me in both arts management and theatre. It was a rigorous journey, but the work paid off; I’m now the Managing Director of Theatre of Youth Company. I couldn’t be happier.

– Kevin Leary ’13
Managing Director
Theatre of Youth