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Senior Staff Profile: Scott Shiller, Executive Vice President
October 21, 2010, 7:20 pm
Filed under: Senior Staff

Executive Vice President Scott Shiller enjoys a diverse and exciting role as a team member of the Adrienne Arsht Center.  Since joining the Center in October of 2007, Scott has overseen numerous projects, including major programming initiatives which have helped secure the Adrienne Arsht Center’s position as a national leader.

In addition to programming large-scale Broadway productions for the Broadway in Miami series, as well as acclaimed theatrical events such as Fuerza Bruta, Slava Snow Show, and Celia for the Center’s dynamic summer seasons, Scott has played an integral role in developing The Carnival Studio Theater Season.  Through partnerships with local arts organizations, the Adrienne Arsht Center is able to feature South Florida’s best artists and companies on the Carnival Studio Theater stage.  These partnerships provide a world-class stage for local talent to showcase their work and to introduce new groundbreaking theater and dance to Miami audiences.  The 2010-2011 Carnival Studio Theater Season will feature partnerships with organizations such as Mad Cat Theatre, Zoetic Stage, City Theatre, and Teatro Avante, Brazz Dance Theater, M Ensemble, and  Out in the Tropics.  Additionally, new works by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Rosie Herrera Dance Company, and local artists participating in Miami Made Weekend will be featured.

Scott grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri.  He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he majored in theatre arts.  During his senior year of college, Scott began working for Tony Award-winning producer Jon Platt.  Together with Platt, Scott collaborated on numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including Wicked, Man of La Mancha, Sly Fox, The Graduate, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Blue Man Group: Tubes, Ragtime, Cabaret, Master Class, Wait Until Dark, Taller than a Dwarf, Seussical the Musical, Macbeth, The Diary of Anne Frank, Fosse, Forbidden Broadway, and The Vagina Monologues.  In addition to gaining invaluable experience in producing, Scott also helped create ‘Broadway in Boston,’ an audience development, group sales, membership and subscription program, which later served as a branding model for ‘Broadway Across America,’ the nation’s largest presenter of touring t theatrical shows.

After his tenure in Boston, Scott became a partner in TheatreDreams, the commercial theater producing company led by Tony Award-winning producers Larry Wilker and Bill Becker.  With TheatreDreams, Scott served as Vice President of Programming for The Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago as well as the famous Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.  During his tenure, The Chicago Theatre was twice nominated for “Theatre of Year” by Polstar Magazine in recognition of the venue’s unprecedented level of programming.

Scott continues his quest to bring outstanding quality theater to audiences at the Adrienne Arsht Center.    

Together with the outstanding programming team of the Adrienne Arsht Center, Executive Vice President Scott Shiller aims to bring quality diverse productions to every stage of the Center.  For a complete list of performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center, including those in the Carnival Studio Theatre, please visit http://www.arshtcenter.org.


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