Joseph Adler (1940-2020)
As GableStage’s Producing Artistic Director of more than 24 years, Joseph Adler (affectionately known as Joe) was courageous, outspoken, steadfastly committed, and above all grateful for the opportunity to work on the stage. Described as a “transformative titan” and the “Godfather” of Florida’s theatre scene his career included directing at many South Florida theatres.
Active in the region’s film and theatre community since 1969, Joe directed hundreds of television commercials and industrial films and won many awards including the Clio. Ultimately, it was at GableStage where he produced his best most transformative work. His many accolades include the Citizens Interested in Arts Champion of the Arts Award and the ACLU Lifetime Achievement Award.
During his tenure at GableStage Joe solidified the company’s status as a leading South Florida destination for provocative cutting-edge theatre.