Best Of 2021

Most courageous arts leader: Stephanie Gularte

Stephanie Gularte

​​Imagine spending half a lifetime honing your craft while devoting your down time to holistic health and well being with a disciplined regimen of diet and exercise. Then, while riding high as the acclaimed leader of one of your region’s oldest and most esteemed arts organizations, a pandemic hits your field like Joe Pesci and a baseball bat. You solve the Rubik’s cube of nonprofit theater survival only to have your life turned upside down by retinitis pigmentosa. The last year has not been kind to Stephanie Gularte, but she’s shown her mettle with courage and unmatched grace.