Filmed Live Musicals

Joe Gfaller & Metro Theater Company

January 26, 2023 Luisa Lyons Season 1 Episode 54
Filmed Live Musicals
Joe Gfaller & Metro Theater Company
Show Notes

In the first of two episodes featuring Metro Theater Company in St Louis, host Luisa Lyons chats with Joe Gfaller, MTC's Managing Director. 

Tune in to this fun and informative chat to discover:

  • Joe’s fascinating journey from high school theatre to working for theatre and opera companies across the United States, 
  • How MTC fast forwarded their plans for streaming during the pandemic,
  • Why and how MTC have worked to make productions more accessible to young audiences, and,
  • MTC’s upcoming world premier of new musical Spells of the Sea which will be available to stream Feb 16 - March 5, 2023. 

Purchase tickets to Spells of the Sea here

Joe Gfaller joined the Metro Theater Company team in 2019. During his tenure to date, Metro Theater Company has seen dramatic growth in both its audience base and its donor base. In partnership with Artistic Director Julia Flood, he has co-led the company through its recent evolutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, from its virtual programming to its safe return to live performances. Prior to joining the MTC team, Joe received national recognition for his work in building young, diverse, and national audiences for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis during his tenure as director of marketing and public relations – and for expanding OTSL’s civic footprint as the producer of the company’s Opera Tastings series, through artist community tours, and the creation and growth of its Engagement + Inclusion Task Force. His career has also included roles with the American Repertory Theater, the Alliance Theater, and 7 Stages, and consulting projects for the National Blues Museum, the Utah Symphony, and the documentary film Flint: The Poisoning of an American City. He has directed over two dozen professional or university productions, including regional premieres by David Mamet, Caryl Churchill, and others. A graduate of Harvard University, he also serves as adjunct faculty at Webster University in the Arts Management and Leadership MFA program. 

Metro Theater Company

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