Midge Guerrera’s multi-faceted career includes experiences as an arts administrator, school administrator, arts educator, writer, actress, director, and arts management consultant. She has been responsible for the design and development of an arts center, two performing arts high schools and a professional children’s theater company. A published author, produced playwright and a working theater and media professional (host of New Jersey Network’s Emmy Award-winning “Around and About New Jersey”), she brings a plethora of professional experiences to the classroom.
Midge was instrumental in the creation of the new Arts Administration major at Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. Having drafted the original proposals and courses of study, she has helped create an incredible opportunity for students with a passion for the arts and an interest in business.
Midge is the president of the Guerrera Huber Group, LLC. The consulting firm provides services in management, education, creative projects, marketing and development. The breadth of clients range from major utilities and state governments to arts organizations in all art forms.
Audiences have seen her work as a director on professional (Actors Equity) productions for a variety of companies. She has had casting responsibility for numerous television projects including Todd Kessler Productions for VH-1, “Springsteen Salute"; Guidance Associates, "Hard Facts About Drugs: Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine and Crack"; and New Jersey Network’s "The Great American Eating Machine," "You, Me, and Technology," and "It Figures."
She was the resident playwright and artistic director of Laffin' Stock Company, a professional touring children's theater company, and was co-founder and producer of Originals I, New York, an off-Broadway theater that showcased the work of new playwrights.
Midge has been commissioned to write numerous plays based on historic figures and events. Her most recent work Ruth St. Denis – Passing It On, integrated the life and dances of the mother of modern dance. A compete list of plays is available at her website.
She received her M.A. in Theater and B.A. in Speech and Theater from Montclair State University. She also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Dramatic Writing from Goddard College.
At this point in her career, Midge says she is only interested in one thing - creating emerging leaders through the Arts Administration program at Westminster College of the Arts, where every student is a joy to work with.