Episode Description

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts CEO, Greg Holland, joins us to discuss the arts as business, the future of the Straz, and what it means for Tampa Bay. Pulling together business opportunities, the community, education, and of course, the arts, the theater executive walks us through his plans to bring the Straz to center stage.

Meet The Guest

Greg Holland

President, Chief Executive Officer for the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

President, Chief Executive Officer for the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

With more than 25 years of experience, Greg joined the Straz in October of 2022 after serving as the president of Brown-Holland Entertainment which provided business development services for Nederlander Worldwide. Additionally, Holland was the chief operating officer for
Lighthouse Immersive which aims to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms.

Previously, he was the CEO of Broadway San Francisco that owns San Francisco’s Golden Gate and Orpheum Theatres and operates the Curran Theatre. He simultaneously served as CEO of the Dallas-based SHN Presents that curated and presented the inaugural Broadway series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Other notable professional experience includes positions with Clear Channel Entertainment, Pace Theatrical Group and Houston Grand Opera.

On Broadway, Holland served as co-executive producer for Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony Award®-winning play “Doubt” starring Cherry Jones (also on tour), Richard Greenberg’s 2003 Tony Award-winning play “Take Me Out”and Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog. He also was a producer of the original Broadway production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline or Change.

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