This year, the American Stage Theatre Company introduces Stephanie Gularte as the company’s next Producing Artistic Director. Stephanie brings to the company a tremendous background in the arts spanning over fourteen years, including ten years as the Executive Artistic Director and the Founding Artistic Director of Capital Stage Company, an acclaimed non-profit theatre company in Sacramento, California. She has produced over 80 plays and musicals, always pursuing high quality programming from new plays to adaptations of classic works. Her work includes artistic direction over productions of The Mountaintop, Master Class, and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. In 2009, Sacramento Magazine named Stephanie one of “Forty Under Forty: The Next Generation of Power Players” for her work with Capital Stage, and has been recognized for many other achievements including a proclamation from the City of Sacramento in 2014, honoring her many years of service to the arts in the region. Stephanie holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in theatre arts and government from California State University at Sacramento, and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in directing at the University of Idaho. About her new position as Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie stated, “I am thrilled to be joining the team at American Stage. 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”. Welcome to American Stage Theatre Company Stephanie, can’t wait to experience your work!
Written by Stephanie Smalling