Kristian Otten is an Analyst with AMS Planning & Research, based in the Southport, Connecticut office. His most recent work includes: research and analysis of the impact of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New York Theater Program on the local, regional, and national nonprofit theater landscape; a facility feasibility study for a nonprofit performing arts center and opera house in Alameda, CA; and a facility use business plan for a theater company in Hartford, CT.
He has also provided support for a diversity of other AMS projects, including a strategic plan for the Old Globe Theatre, an executive search for the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, and a facilities master plan for The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Kristian holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. He also holds a B.M. in Music Performance (bassoon) from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (IL).
Prior to joining AMS, Kristian worked for the off-Broadway general management firm Daryl Roth Theatrical Management in New York City. He also worked as Assistant Company Manager for the off-Broadway production iLuminate. Kristian is an active musician, and in tandem with his work at AMS, he serves as Director of Music and Worship Arts for the Covenant Church of Easton, Connecticut.