NOVEMBER 19, 2016

New Leadership at Miami Theater Center

New Leadership at Miami Theater Center!

New leadership at Miami Theater Center: Giselle Kovac replaces Kevin Miller as new MTC President. Stephanie Ansin resigns as Artistic Director after 12 years.

 

 

 

 

NEW LEADERSHIP AT MIAMI THEATER CENTER:

GISELLE KOVAC REPLACES KEVIN MILLER AS NEW MTC PRESIDENT

STEPHANIE ANSIN RESIGNS AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AFTER 12 YEARS

 

Miami, FL (November 2016) – Miami Theater Center (MTC) is undergoing some exciting changes in the coming months. Effective immediately, Giselle Kovac has been appointed as the new board President of MTC, as former president, Kevin Miller, resigned due to his relocation to San Francisco, California.

 

Kovac states, “MTC is an amazing artistic and innovative organization and I am looking forward to seeing what we can create, putting our usual out-of-the-box perspective to work as we move through our evolution. I am honored and inspired to be a part of the MTC family at this magical moment.”

 

Also announced at the theater’s annual board member appointment meeting, Stephanie Ansin will resign as Artistic Director after twelve productive, creative years, on June 30th, 2017, which also marks the end of the 2016-2017 season. She will continue in the role of treasurer, as well, through the end of the season.

 

Originally known as The Playground Theatre, MTC was co-founded by Ansin and Oleg Kheyfets in 2004 and rebranded to Miami Theater Center in 2012. “The last 12 years at MTC have been incredibly enriching and rewarding thanks to Miami Shores, the entire staff, and all of the amazing friends and family of MTC. I am so grateful for the opportunities and the experiences during my time as Artistic Director, but exciting new creative adventures are calling me,” says Ansin of her decision to resign.

 

Former MTC President, Kevin Miller is optimistic about the changes. “While we take time to pause and celebrate our rich history of innovative programming under the artistic leadership of Stephanie Ansin, it’s also a time of excitement when we look at the road ahead.  In addition to our own production efforts, we have built an organization where collaboration with others is welcomed and encouraged. Giselle Kovac is an amazing community leader and arts advocate, and will lead MTC into its next chapter of artistic excellence,” says Miller.

 

Effective as of October 31st, the elected Miami Theater Center Board of Directors is as follows:

 

GISELLE KOVAC President

ELAIZA IRIZARRY Vice-President

STEPHANIE ANSIN Treasurer

AARON GLICKMAN Secretary

SARAH ARISON

KEVIN MILLER

JUAN LUIS BETANCOURT

LINDA COLL

DAVID COVIELLO

OLGA MELIN

SUSAN TOEPFER

LYNN MARTINEZ

EX-OFFICIO : MARY NEWMAN

 

Look out for exciting news about the theater’s next incarnation to come.

 

 

ABOUT MIAMI THEATER CENTER

Your Home for Culture and the Arts

Led by Miami native and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, Miami Theater Center creates, develops, and produces stimulating, inspiring, and thought-provoking productions and educational experiences for audiences and artists of all ages and abilities. We are committed to providing the very best in cultural value to our community, and to ensuring that everyone who enters our theater or engages with our organization feels the warmth of our welcome, and the transformational power of the performing arts.

MTC’s initiatives include: MTCperformance, innovative theater, dance, and music; MTCeducation, learning opportunities for students, professionals, and members of the general public; and MTCfilm, partnerships with O Cinema and local film festivals that turn MTC into a movie theater 100 times a year. For more information, visit www.mtcmiami.org or call 305.751.9550.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Amber Farson | JWI PR | amber@jwipr.com | 954.439.6413

 

Jessica Wade Pfeffer | JWI PR | jessica@jwipr.com | 305.804.8424

 

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