Mr. Adam Thurman
Adam Thurman is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Court Theatre, one of the largest nonprofit theatres in the Midwest. During his tenure as Director of Marketing the theatre has had some of the highest grossing productions in their 61 year history. The theatre has exceeded ticket sales expectations 6 out of the last 7 seasons.
Adam is also President of Mission Paradox a solo consulting firm that focuses on marketing and branding issues. As part of Mission Paradox he has been a featured speaker for TedxBroadway, The Iowa Arts Summit and the Creative Chicago Expo. He has helped dozens of theatres, visual arts organizations, dance companies and many other types of artistic organizations connect their art to an audience.
Adam is a former board member of the League of Chicago Theatres and has served on the Illinois Arts Council’s Advisory Panel. He has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by Americans For the Arts and the Theatre Communication Group. He has also been featured in The LA Times, Time Out New York, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Artist Resource. In Fall 2014 he will begin adjunct teaching at Columbia College in Chicago. He will be teaching Entertainment Marketing.