Drawn to the work of TimeLine Theatre Company following its 2012 production of ENRON, Dan McArdle joined TimeLine as the company’s first General Manager in the fall of 2014. He also serves currently on the League of Chicago Theatres Board of Directors.
Prior to TimeLine, Dan spent three seasons as Managing Director of The Neo-Futurists, producing more than 750 public events including the company’s first international collaboration, SWEET CHILD OF MINE, devised by Bron Batten. During his tenure on staff, Dan oversaw numerous production extensions, expanded local touring efforts, and initiated new ticketing policies to stimulate financial security.
Dan holds an MFA degree in Arts Leadership from DePaul University, where he combined coursework with a full-time fellowship at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Dan served previously as Finance Manager of Lookingglass Theatre Company; Artistic Company Member and General Manager of Theatre Seven of Chicago; and also held positions with Goodman Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut, and the Forestburgh Playhouse in New York State.
A Downers Grove native, Dan received a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dan is also the proud champion of the Brookridge Halloween Costume Contest (circa 1990).