Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean
Professor of Arts and Entertainment Management, School of Drama
College of Fine Arts
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

More than 30 years as an arts practitioner and academic.  Still energized every day by the vitality that artists bring to our lives, and still passionately committed to facilitating the engagement of artists with eager, well-prepared audiences.

“Life beats you down and crushes your soul, and art reminds you that you have one.”
ooo— Stella Adler

“What art offers is space — a certain breathing room for the spirit.”
ooo— John Updike

“Next to torture, art persuades most.”
ooo— George Bernard Shaw

“Risk is what separates the good part of life from the tedium.”
ooo— Jimmy Zero

“When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.”
ooo— Bernard Bailey

“Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.”
ooo— unknown

“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
ooo—¬†Oscar Wilde

“Don’t be the bunny…”
ooo— Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis, Urinetown, the Musical