Nick Bazo (Director) is a Cuban American director, professor, teaching artist, and arts administrator originally from South Florida. He is an adjunct professor at UCF and UF and currently works with the Renaissance Theatre and The William Daniel Mills Theatre Company. He was most recently the Director of Education at Garden Theatre, where he directed the mainstage production of On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. He recently directed Water by the Spoonful at Rollins College. Previously he worked in Boston as the Director of Programs for The Theater Offensive and ran the True Colors: OUT Youth Theater Program for LGBTQ Youth. At Orlando Family Stage, he worked as a teaching artist, actor and director where he performed in Wiley and the Hairyman and I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Nick has an MFA in Theater from UCF, a BA in Theatre from Rollins College, and holds a Youth Development Training Certificate from The BEST Initiative. Additionally, he studied with nationally renowned artists including Tectonic Theatre Project, Fringe Benefits Theatre, Double Edge Theater, and Michael Rohd. He was a member of the board of directors for American Alliance for Theatre and Education and the Pride Youth Theater Alliance. Nick received the 2014 Wesley V. Montgomery Memorial Mentorship and Leadership Initiative award from the National Performance Network. This award funded an artistic exchange trip to his family’s native Cuba.
Jeffrey M. Revels (Artistic Director) has directed many productions at Orlando Family Stage including The SpongeBob Musical, Pete The Cat; How I Became a Pirate; Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook; Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical; Rock The Presidents; Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf; and Orphie and the Book of Heroes. He directed Florida tours of The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (and Her Dog!) and Katie Couric’s The Brand New Kid. Jeff recently did some writing and consulting for Universal Orlando, Dollywood, and Dolly Parton. He wrote/co-directed large-scale stage spectaculars for the city of Manaus, Brazil, and wrote/directed digital films seen daily at Okada Resort in Manila, Philippines. Jeff received the Alumni Professional Achievement Award from Winthrop University and was spotlighted by the Orlando Sentinel as one of Central Florida’s Most Fascinating People and one of Ten People Who Make Orlando A Better Place To Live. He received a Distinguished Career award from Florida Theatre Conference. He serves on many arts committees and panels including for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Advisory Board of UCF’s Rosen College Entertainment Management Program. He served as Executive Producer for the Orlando Citrus Parade and is an Emmy-nominated writer for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebration & Parade, Nashville Christmas Spectacular, National Memorial Day Parade, American Valor: A Tribute To Our Military, and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, all nationally syndicated. Jeff is the founder of Conway Cares, an initiative that provides food for 150+ schoolchildren each week that are struggling with food insecurity. In 2015, the City of Orlando proclaimed “Jeff Revels Day” to honor his work.