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GABRIELA FERNANDEZ

President & Artistic Director

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Gabriela Fernandez is half Venezuelan, half Spanish, but a Miamian at heart. She studied theater in Madrid, in one of the cities’ most important schools: Laboratorio de Teatro William Layton. Once graduated, migrated to Miami out of love. She is the proud founder, director and producer of the Front Yard Theatre Collective and works full time at the Olympia Theater.

Gabriela Fernandez is also the host of the local chapter of The Moth in Miami! You can catch her MC-ing the second Tuesday of every month. For more info, stay in touch with the Moth's local Facebook group.

Looking for an MC for your event? Whether its for a party, corporate event or even a show- look no further, you can hire Gaby or any other of our front yard members. Contact us via the button below and we'll make your party unforgettable. Ask us about all our entertainment services too!

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DANIEL SANCHEZ

Vice President & Acting Coach

Cuban-american, born and raised in Hialeah, Fl. Daniel studied Theater at New World School of the Arts in Miami. He has participated in several plays, a couple of independent movies and a tour of Florida with “Fantasy Theatre Factory”, but his true passion is improvisation. He is a member of Miami's own Que Pasa Improv and FYTC, where his improv skills, talent and comedic timing, have led him to become the in house acting coach for the rest of the group.

Did you know Daniel is a true Miamian? Not only was he born here, but he bleeds Dolphins, Marlins, Hurricanes, Heat and now... Herons too!

When he is not performing or at work  in his family business, you can catch him at a game, cheering for his team and working the crowds!

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DIANE JORGE

Member since 2011

Diane Jorge is an improviser, actor, and writer in South Florida. Since 2008, she has performed at various improv festivals across the country & had some of her stand-up comedy featured on Comedy Time TV. Currently, she performs improv & sketch (with the occasional musical twist) with the Front Yard Theatre Collective & Just the Funny in Miami, FL. When she’s not performing comedy, writing comedy or singing comedy, she’s probably sleeping.

 

MILTON GRANADILLO

Member since 2016


The funniest bilingual Venezuelan comedian with Dutch nationality.

Milton Granadillo moved to Miami in 2016 and he’s been a part of FYTC ever since. He’s a Stand-up comedian and an improviser, in English and Spanish.

In 2018 he produced his first solo show: “Yes, all of it happened”. A great success, according to unreliable sources such as his mother and dozens of miscellaneous family members that didn’t watch in person. Seriously though, the show attendance was huge on three separate nights, and gained great feedback.

When this amazingly brilliant comical genius is not writing his own Bio for this webpage, he’s performing at any stage available, specially his favorite one: The Olympia Theater Lobby Lounge.

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MATTHEW MIELKE

Member since 2017


Matthew was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has been writing, performing, and teaching improv and sketch for most of his adult life, with groups including Theatre Strike Force, Just the Funny, Special in a Bad Way (co-founder), Halo Kitty, and since 2017, Front Yard Theatre Collective. He also has a developing fascination with writing, directing, and editing short films. The Nikon D5500 is his favorite toy.

    Matthew is a veteran of the Marine Corps. He is proud of his service but also knows "War is a Racket" (Smedley Butler). He believes everyone should travel (if they have the means), explore themselves and the relationships with those close to them, try stoic philosophy, listen to Alan Watts, and lighten up a little.

 
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