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Stephanie Gularte Is New Producing Artistic Director at American Stage

The former founding artistic director of California’s Capital Stage Company is tapped to lead the South Florida theatre.

 Stephanie Gularte
Stephanie Gularte

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.: Stephanie Gularte has been chosen to lead American Stage Theatre Company as its new producing artistic director. She will begin her new job on Feb. 24th.

Gularte was formerly the founding artistic director of Capital Stage Company in Sacramento, Calif., leading that company for 10 years. “I am thrilled to be joining the team at American Stage,” said Gularte in a statement. “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 after artistic director Todd Olson stepped down last May, will resume her previous role as director of education.

“[Gularte] brings with her a wealth of management and directing experience, having led Capital Stage in Sacramento, Calif. successfully for over 10 years,” said Heimstead in a statement. “I look forward to the infusion of new energy she will bring to American Stage.  Her unique perspective will lead us into the next chapter of our creative story.  The board made an excellent choice with Stephanie and I can’t wait to work with her.”

American Stage Theatre Company, founded in 1977, serves theatregoers in the Tampa Bay area.

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