Staff Directory2024-01-11T15:14:33+00:00


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Costume Shop Supervisor

Blair Brown is a Florida State University graduate, and has worked in South Florida theatre for 10 years.  In addition to her shop supervision, costume construction, and designs at Florida International University, Blair has designed and built costumes for Hollywood Boulevard Theatre, Mosaic Theatre, New Theatre, and New World School of the Arts Dance. Previously, she managed the costume shop at Broward College.

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Jeff Burleson
Program Coordinator

Originally from North Dakota, Jeff Burleson has performed on stages throughout the Central Plains; from Minneapolis to Albuquerque. He graduated from The University of Central Oklahoma and spent a decade performing with the state’s longest running improv troupe, Everybody and Their Dog. It was there that he first began writing sketches, then screenplays for comedy groups. In 2013, he moved to Dallas and found work on – nearly – every stage in the Metroplex before moving to Miami in 2023. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and is ecstatic to be the Program Coordinator for the Department of Theatre.

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Tyler Correa
Asst. Technical Director

Tyler graduated from FIU Theatre with a BFA in Scenic Design, with a focus in Props.  He has worked as Prop Supervisor and Props Designer for Miami New Drama and has provided technical support in the local Miami theater circuit.

Jessica DiazJessica Amores Diaz
Academic Advisor

Jessica is a proud Panther graduate of the School of Music at FIU with a BM and MS in Music Education. Jessica also used to be a Drum Major and Teaching Assistant for the FIU Marching Band. She was a band and orchestra director in Miami-Dade Public Schools for seven years. Additionally, she music directs and plays in pit orchestras for musical theater shows throughout the county. She is currently the Assistant Music Director for the Seminole Theatre Players and Music Director for all Robert Morgan High School productions.

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Building Operations Coordinator

Geordan Miles Gottlieb majored in Technical Theatre at Florida State University before leaving to work in professional theatres in New York City and Miami before earning his BA at Florida International University. Geordan has worked at many off and off-off-Broadway theatres including the Public Theater, NYSF, Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Class Company (MCC) TADA!, Atlantic Theater, SOHO Rep, American Jewish Rep, T. Schriber Studio, York Theater, and Village Light Opera Group. Since returning home to Miami in 1998, Geordan served as Shop Forman, then as Technical Director at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Geordan has also worked nine seasons as the Technical Director for New Theatre. Notable productions include many Florida and World premieres, Carbonell winners, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna and the Tropics, by Nilo Cruz. Currently Geordan is in his tenth year as part of the FIU family.

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Gisele Joseph
Head Electrician

Gisele Joseph is a recent graduate from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. While at FIU, she was the student head electrician for Necessary Targets, Airness, and The Green Bird, as well as an electrician for several other productions at FIU. During the 2023 summer season, she was an electrician intern at the Utah Festival Opera of Musical Theatre, rotating between 6 shows over the course of 3 months.

Judy Litt
Events Manager

Judy Litt has created theatre programming for individuals with disabilities, and has participated in theatre education workshops throughout the United States.  A graduate of Adelphi University, Mrs. Litt is a member of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs All Kids Included Steering Committee, past chairperson for Cultural Educators of Miami, board secretary for VSAFlorida, awarded the Kennedy Center’s LEAD Award for Emerging Leaders in 2010 and is a founding member of FLACA (Florida Access Coalition for the Arts).  She manages rentals and box office for FIU Theatre and also assists in creating new theatre initiatives and cultivating community outreach and engagement.