Joanna Schnedler has been active in the Minnesota theater community for over 18 years, with experience ranging from small start-ups to major performance venues. Initially a Stage Manager, Joanna worked for a variety of Minnesota theaters and opera companies, and was a member of Actors Equity Association. Joanna has been involved with Minnesota theaters as a board member, business manager, director, technician, costumer designer, properties designer, and in box office/front of house roles, including eight years with Theatre de la Jeune Lune as Performance Manager.
When not working in theater, Joanna’s focus has been in fund development for nonprofit social service and social enterprise organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theater Arts from Simpson College, a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and a Master of Business Administration from Hamline University. In recent years, Joanna held the position of General Manager for the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, managing the business operations for this major performing arts and public radio venue, and most recently worked in a consulting role at the Fitzgerald, with finance/budgeting, fundraising and historic preservation projects.