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Al Heartley

Al Heartley is a principal at ALJP Consulting. In addition to his consulting work, Al is the managing director of the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University. Al is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and 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 serves on the boards of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and the Yale Summer Cabaret. 


Jocelyn Prince

Jocelyn Prince is a principal at ALJP Consulting. She is also on faculty in theater and performance studies at Northwestern University and an associate member with Beehive Dramaturg Studio NYC. Jocelyn is a graduate of Bradley University and Northwestern University and has worked with theaters across the country including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Court Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Jocelyn is a frequent staffer and volunteer with the Democratic Party. She was a staff field organizer for the 2008 Obama for America and 2016 Hillary for America campaigns. 



"The Empty Space: A Look at How Theaters Have Filled Gaps in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion"

-Al Heartley and Jocelyn Prince, The Nonprofit Quarterly, Fall 2016

“There is general consensus among nonprofit arts administrators and boards that our increasingly multicultural society is a reason to embrace diverse perspectives in the arts.”

"...progressive social change is not only possible in our field but within reach of organizations willing to work for it."


"The Next Wave: Managing Leaders"

-Al Heartley, Humana Festival of New American Plays, April 2019

"...there still needs to be progress when it comes to hiring managing leaders of color."

"Let us create an ecosystem that looks like the world in which we live."