Harold Wolperta three-time Tony Award-winning arts executive with more than 30 years of experience, and longtime leader and producer at some of the nation’s most prestigious non-profit theater companies, announces the launch of My Purple Crayon Consulting.
One of the nation’s most respected and sought-after arts consultants and strategists, Wolpert’s unparalleled expertise, visionary leadership and unique perspective positions My Purple Crayon Consulting to guide arts organizations and inspire the creative community towards a future more equitable where mission and sustainability align.
“Through My Purple Crayon Consulting, I am pursuing change at scale, from outside an institution, for the first time in my career,” Wolpert said. “At this time, our society and the theater community are facing challenges unprecedented in modern history. This moment demands profound transformation. My core values of integrity, authenticity and decency guide the work of My Purple Crayon Consulting to imagine a new way forward.”
Wolpert and My Purple Crayon Consulting are dedicated to anti-racism practices and working for a more just and equitable theater society and ecology. Action steps will focus on organizations run by or serving historically marginalized people, artist advocacy groups, and organizations that distribute money directly to artists. This work is not an end point but part of an ongoing process of listening, learning and growing. To learn more about My Purple Crayon’s commitment to anti-racism and its action plan, click here.
Departing Wolpert as Executive Director of Signature Theatre, Chairman of the Board Edward Norton said: “Harold’s passion for American theater and the role of the arts in social justice is an invaluable asset and has always lifted my spirits. The arts community survives difficult times like these through champions like him.”
My Purple Crayon Consulting catalyzes and produces actionable solutions tailored to the unique needs of each client. Capitalizing on Wolpert’s breadth of experience as a forward-thinking leadership practitioner, My Purple Crayon Consulting advises boards and leaders of nonprofit arts organizations on how to make sense of an evolving landscape, address challenges and identify and capitalize on opportunities as they reinvent their organizational and business models. Wolpert draws on its extensive network of national experts and thought leaders from diverse backgrounds to bring their distinctive thinking to the table and apply their insights for the benefit of My Purple Crayon clients.
Advisory services range from strategic planning to financial valuations and analyses; organizational and business development; Board Relations and Governance; fundraising and marketing strategies; real estate planning; and more. For a full list of services and more information, visit mypurplecrayonconsulting.com.
Wolpert has held leadership positions and contributed significantly to the advancement of some of the nation’s most prestigious nonprofit theater organizations, including New York’s Signature Theater, the Roundabout Theater Company, and the Manhattan Theater Club.
He is actively engaged as a teacher, mentor and volunteer. It is part of the faculty of David Gefen School of Drama at Yale as a lecturer in the MFA Theater Management program and has a long history as a leader and volunteer for organizations that serve the LGBTQ community.
Inspired and motivated by the creativity of artists, the dedication of artistic workers and mission-driven arts organizations, Wolpert has worked alongside preeminent theater artists at every stage of creative development on more than 250 productions from Broadway, Off- Broadway and LORT, including three Pulitzer Prizes. – award-winning plays, five Tony Award-winning productions, 18 cast recordings and numerous national and international tours.
For more information about My Purple Crayon Consulting, visit mypurplecrayonconsulting.com