About Us

We Are a Professional Theater Company

Boca Stage has produced shows at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, the Andrews Living Arts and Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale, and now The Sol Theater in Boca Raton. We produce new and topical works geared to sophisticated theatergoers looking for alternatives to revivals and musicals.

Our Team

The whole is much more than the sum of its parts. Meet our team!

Keith Garsson

artistic director

Keith formed Boca Stage in 2014 in order to offer more alternative fare to sophisticated theatergoers starting with the first post-Broadway production of David Mamet’s The Anarchist (Silver Palm Winner), followed by directing Sunset Baby (Silver Palm Winner) and Lanford Wilson’s Redwood Curtain.

His production of Sex with Strangers won the New Times Best Play of 2016 followed by the New Times Best Actress award for his subsequent production of The Devil’s Music, both directed by Genie Croft. Other directing ventures include Silver Palm Winner Reborning and the premiere of Smoke. An avid jazz pianist, Keith has performed in cabarets in New York City such as Don’t Tell Mama and the Citicorp Center.

Gail Shank

general manager & treasurer

Gail was involved with the Cuillo Centre For The Arts since its inception on Clematis Street and is pleased to have been an integral part of the theatre’s success. In addition, she ran the box office at Broward Stage Door for 15 years. She joined Boca Stage at its beginning serving as General Manager for all of its productions including The Anarchist, Sunset Baby, Redwood Curtain, Sex with Strangers, Reborning, The Devil’s Music, Smoke, Mystery of Love & Sex and Cuddles.

Genie Croft


At Arts Garage, Genie directed the Southeastern premiere of The Mystery of Love & Sex, Sex with Strangers (New Times Theater Award, Best Play), and the original production of The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith (Silver Palm Winner). Genie was the Artistic Director, president, and founding member of the multi-Carbonnell nominated Women’s Theater Project, and directed all of their main stage productions, as well as originating a number of staged readings, including the festival series Girl Play. Among her numerous directing credits are several world and Southeastern premieres such as The Anastasia TrialsNecessary TargetsHold Please, If We Are Women, Bold Girls, Memory House, Sister Cities, Shiloh Rules, Jar the Floor, Playhouse Creatures, The Year of Magical Thinking, Speaking Elephant, Sunday on the RocksBridge and Tunnel and Eclipsed. At the Willow Theater, she also directed Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & GrillSylvia, and Everyday Rapture.

Jamie Cooper

production manager

Jamie has been actively working as a production manager in South Florida for over twenty years. Originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, she came to Florida to attend the University of Miami where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Education. Jamie has served as production manager and technical director for numerous musicals and revues for corporate events including Motorola, Hewlett Packard, The Florida Sterling Awards, and The Nevada Governor’s Council. Her theatre credits include The Devil’s MusicSex With StrangersLa Cage Aux Folles, Zero HourThe Life, Jim Bailey as Barbra Streisand, The Kid From Brooklyn, and Groucho. She recently worked as the production manager and lighting designer for Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center for The Performing Arts. Jamie has also served as tour director/company manager for over 30 Florida touring productions and worked extensively as a choreographer and lighting designer all over the world.

Boca Stage at The Sol Theater

(561) 447-8829

Take the Spanish River Blvd. exit from I-95 and head east to North Federal Highway. Turn right and proceed 0.3 miles south. The Sol Theater will be on the right in the Shoppers Haven plaza.