Michael C. Hardy; Director
Hardy holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Michigan, Masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Bachelor’s degree from Duke University. As a strategic planning consultant, he recently developed the plans for the new performing arts center at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada, completed a feasibility study for the National School of Ballet and headed up the planning and architect selection process for the expansion of the facilities of the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People in Toronto.
Susan D. Phillips; Business Manager
Susan has been with the Institute of Outdoor Drama since May of 2006. She spent the previous four years with the Kenan Flagler Business School at UNC-CH supporting the Marketing Faculty. She received a B.S. in Communication with a concentration in Theatre Arts from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
Susan has spent more than 30 years performing on stage, including four summers with outdoor drama. She is a founding member of ART Station, a non-profit theatre and contemporary arts center in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
She has over 15 years in entertainment administration. While employed by Turner Home Entertainment, she worked for both the Home Video department in Atlanta and the Licensing and Merchandising department in New York. One of her favorite jobs was working for Children’s Television Workshop (aka Sesame Street).