Creating connections and advocating for the arts comes naturally to First Stage Community Engagement Manager Lucia Lozano. Lucia comes from Colombia, where her parents were strong supporters of theater and the arts, and her sister was an actor. Lucia began working with First Stage in September 2015 but has been part of our family since 2010 when her daughter, Gaby Musickant, was cast as a Young Performer for the first time. Over the years, Lucia has witnessed the positive influence of First Stage in her daughter’s life, and was eager to support our efforts to connect with young people and families throughout our community.
First Stage saw a need to create and maintain connections within the diverse Milwaukee community, and doing so, created the Community Engagement Manager position. With a background in marketing and communications and having a natural talent for building connections, it was a seamless transition for Lucia. First Stage is a champion of inclusion and according to Lucia, “the arts have the power to change minds and hearts, and to foster understanding and compassion.”
Recently, Lucia played a key role in First Stage’s nomination as a 2016 MANDI Award Finalist. With the help of Lucia and the rest of the First Stage staff, First Stage’s programming is reaching new audiences and helping them develop cultural awareness and understanding through theater.
Lucia is particularly excited about next season's production of WELCOME TO BRONZEVILLE, which will bring Milwaukee's communities together through a series of events and activities. Stay tuned!
Contact Lucia at via email at email@example.com to learn more about our Community Engagement initiatives.