Al is a graduate of Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Theater Management. Prior to his life as a consultant, Al was the managing director of the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University where he led the organization through the first year of the pandemic and produced programming that included virtual and hybrid offerings. He has worked for various regional theaters across the country including the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Cleveland Play House, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
He currently teaches at Northwestern where he advises students in the Master of Science in Leadership for the Creative Enterprises. He has taught or lectured or spoken at Florida State, Yale, Michigan, Syracuse, Ohio University, and the University of Buffalo.