Joseph Oshry welcomes the opportunity to serve on the Advisory Board of Tampa Rep. A Florida resident since 1986, he has designed lighting for over five hundred productions with such organizations as Asolo Rep, Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, the American Stage Theatre Company, Ballet Eddy Toussaint USA, the Interlochen Dance Ensemble, Carreno Dance Festival, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Tampa, New Orleans Opera and Sarasota Opera. Oshry has received two Individual Artist Fellowships, one in 1997 and one in 2007, from the state Fellowship program sponsored by the Florida Arts Council, Division of Cultural Affairs. He has received two Jeff Norton Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 New York and of IATSE Local 412 Sarasota. He also serves as a Company Member of the American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. He lives in Bradenton with his wife Denise, and he encourages you to visit his website at www.josephoshry.com.
Will Rose joins TampaRep’s advisory board with more than 25 years of experience in corporate marketing with a strong expertise in re-branding, e-marketing, consumer acquisition strategies and marketing process improvement. As Chief Marketing Officer at Verosity Marketing applies this broad marketing background to a clientele base that is often overlooked by the medium to large marketing and advertising agencies: the small and emerging business.
Rose is also an instructor for the ground breaking MBA@UNC program at University of North Carolina’s Keenan-Flagler Business School, an advisory board member of University of South Florida’s Entrepreneurship Program, and a member of USF Connect’s Council of Professionals. He also served as a Faculty Program Advisor for the University of San Francisco and was a member of the Board of Governors for FSU’s College of Business.
Rose holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He is conversant in French and has traveled extensively in Europe as well as Asia and Central America. He is married and has three children ages 21, 18, and 15.
Paul Wilborn, Executive Director of the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College, has lead the Palladium to numerous “Best of the Bay” awards and recognition as the top venue for jazz, blues, choral music, chamber music and dance in the bay area. He is happy to join the Advisory Board of TampaRep.
Wilborn is a pianist, musician and bandleader and a founding member of the WMNF and Studio at 620 Radio Theater Project. His American Songbook Series presents intimate cabaret shows at American Stage Theater and other venues around Florida.
Prior to joining the Palladium, Wilborn worked for Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio as Manager of Creative Industries. Major accomplishments included increasing community support for artists and arts organizations, connecting the arts and the economic development communities, and directing Arte 2007, Tampa Bay’s Festival of Latin American Arts.
Wilborn was an award-winning reporter and columnist for the Tampa Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times and the Associated Press in Los Angeles. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Times’ Editorial Board for two years. In 1996 he was named Florida’s Reporter of the Year by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. In 1998 he was among 16 international journalists chosen for a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor that included a $70,000 stipend.
He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and a Tampa native. He and his wife, the actress Eugenie Bondurant, live in St. Petersburg.