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Miami Emerging Arts Leaders - Emerging Perspectives: Giancarlo Rodaz, Artistic Director, Area Stage

Emerging leaders are changemakers. How can young perspectives breathe new life into cultural institutions? How can arts groups benefit by creating space for emerging leadership within their organizations? Join the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders for a virtual conversation about leading with a vision for the future with Area Stage’s Artistic Director Giancarlo Rodaz. For 30 years the Area Stage Company (ASC) has brought world-class theatrical productions to South Florida. Last year, already an award-winning theater director in his late twenties, Giancarlo was named Artistic Director and has since been celebrated for bringing productions to life in new and refreshing ways.

Giancarlo Rodaz (Artistic Director) is a Miami native and grew up in the theatre, working in all areas of theatre production. Directing credits: Alice in Wonderland, Ride, She Kills Monsters, Shrek the Musical, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Matilda the Musical, Annie, Be More Chill, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Lionel Bart's Oliver! Playwright/directing credits: Peter x Wendy, Rise of the Titans (Arsht Center), Janis Matthews & The Dodo Scouts (Area Stage), The Lone Wolf of Honeysuckle Valley, and Don’t Fear the Rain (MicroTheater). His musical The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts, performed at The Mile Square Theatre (NJ). In 2022, Giancarlo won the Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Direction for Be More Chill and Beauty and the Beast, followed by two Carbonell Awards for Best Director and Best Production of a Musical for Beauty and the Beast. In 2019, he won a Silver Palm Award for his Outstanding Direction and Highly Theatrical Vision of She Kills Monsters and The Wizard of Oz. Giancarlo was nominated for a Carbonell in Best Lighting Design for The Nether.
All are welcome and the session will be followed by a Q&A.

Emerging Perspectives: Giancarlo Rodaz, Artistic Director, Area Stage

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM 

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(Free event on Zoom)

Hosted by the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders, a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Arts and Business Council of Miami and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Miami Emerging Arts Leaders is an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs to identify and cultivate the next generation of diverse arts leaders in our community. The Miami Emerging Arts Leaders provides networking and resource sharing opportunities to encourage diverse, young/new arts administrators to explore professional development issues and opportunities. All arts professionals are welcome. Find out about upcoming events by subscribing to the email newsletter: