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Joseph Adler (October 5, 1940 - ) is a Miami, Florida based theatre and film director. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Adler studied drama at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and graduated from the Film Department at New York University.
Adler previously directed at many South Florida Theatres including: Coconut Grove Playhouse, New Theatre, Area Stage, Hollywood Boulevard Theatre, Players Theatre, Ruth Foreman Theatre, Florida Shakespeare Theatre, City Theatre, Hollywood Playhouse and Shores Performing Arts. Active in South Florida’s film and theatre community for many years, he has directed hundreds of television commercials and industrial films – winning many awards, including the Clio. Other directorial credits include several independent feature films, a video version of the Broadway hit comedy Doubles and a cable TV series.
Since Adler became Producing Artistic Director, GableStage has been the recipient of 59 Carbonell Awards and 197 Carbonell nominations. He has been nominated 21 times (14 at GableStage) and 10 times won the Carbonell Award for Best Director: The Shadow Box (Coconut Grove Playhouse); The Killing of Sister George (Players Theatre); A Lesson Before Dying, James Joyce's The Dead, Edward Albee's The Goat, Frozen, The Pillowman, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Ruined, and Adding Machine (GableStage).
Adler was awarded the prestigious George Abbott Award for "significant contributions to the artistic life and cultural development of greater Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches."
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