For Immediate Release July 5, 2016
MPT looks to the future with a new Executive Director
On Monday, June 27, 2016, Milwaukee Public Theatre (MPT) proudly welcomed Carolina Soza into the organization as its new Executive Director.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the new executive director of the Milwaukee Public Theater,” Ms. Soza said. “I share the MPT’s core values and the vision that art can transform individuals, communities and society. I look forward to building a community that shares a safe environment where solutions to social problems can be proposed, creating social change, and where the voice of the voiceless can be heard,” she added.
Ms. Soza comes to MPT with nearly three decades of experience as an artist, director and actor as well as a leader in the fight for social and economic justice in our community. Her commitment to the arts dates to her adolescence in Chile when she joined the Rebel Theater Brigades during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and went on to become a professional actress and director. Her work focused on offering children, youth and other community members similar experiences she had as a young person working in the arts. Ms. Soza also has a rich background in the health field, including time at Meta House in Milwaukee.
Most recently, Ms. Soza facilitated the Spanish Solo-Stories workshops for Ex-Fabula in collaboration with Core El Centro, Centro Hispano, Planned Parenthood and UW-Milwaukee. This was Ex-Fabula’s first “Bilingual Story Slam.”
In addition, Ms. Soza also wrote, directed and acted in SABER PARA LA GENTE – THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin, a production that presented stories and solutions for specific medical issues. She has also worked extensively with undocumented parents of children with disabilities and is considered an expert in facilitating workshops in the style of theater known as Theatre of the Oppressed. Previously, Carolina served as the Executive Director of The Southside Community Justice Center.
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