BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Yi-Chen Lai
Adjunct Lecturer, Accounting for the Performing and Media Arts (Workforce Administration Team, ArtsPool)

Yi-Chen Lai (Brooklyn College)

 

MA, Performing Arts Administration, New York University
BA, Drama and Theatre, National Taiwan University

Born and raised in Taiwan, Yi-Chen Lai is a New York-based theatre producer and arts administrator. She is currently the Workforce Administration Lead at ArtsPool, a cooperative framework for nonprofit arts management with a focus on improving efficiency across all types of administrative work for arts organizations.

Before joining ArtsPool, she spent nine years at Signature Theatre in New York City serving a wide range of responsibilities from General Management and Company Management to Finance. She played a key role in developing the accounting and payroll operations for the Company’s theatre complex, The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Prior to coming to New York, Yi-Chen has been freelancing as a Lighting Designer in Taiwan working with both local and international performing arts companies. Her interest in arts administration started while touring with the world-renowed Cloude Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, where she learned that a strong administrative team is the foundation of all great works created.