American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg welcomes producer-writer-director Stephanie Gularte as the company’s new producing artistic director.
“Stephanie brings an extraordinary combination of leadership, talent, energy, and vision to American Stage and the Tampa Bay region,” says Matthew Conigliaro, chairman of the Board of Trustees at American Stage. “She will thrive here, continuing the traditions of excellence at American Stage while taking this theatre to new heights and expanding our ability to bring the magic of live theatre to growing audiences from all around the bay area.”
Gularte has 14 years of experience as a producing artistic director, including 10 years as executive artistic director of Capital Stage Company, an acclaimed professional, nonprofit theatre company in Sacramento, Calif. She brings an impressive range of experience to American Stage, having produced more than 80 plays, including several regional and world premieres. Her leadership at Capital Stage brought the company critical acclaim while creating a stable and forward-thinking business model with a tremendous presence in a vibrant arts scene. In 2014, she was recognized with a special proclamation from the City of Sacramento honoring her contribution to the arts in the region.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at American Stage," Gularte says. "Together with the company’s talented staff and dedicated board of trustees, I look forward to building on American Stage’s impressive history and am eager to become a part of the dynamic Tampa Bay community.”
Meg Heimstead, who served as American Stage’s interim artistic director, will resume her role as director of education.
American Stage, a not-for-profit professional theater founded in 1977, is at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N.
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