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CITY THEATREʼS SILVER ANNIVERSARY SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL Postponed until 2022

CITY THEATREʼS SILVER ANNIVERSARY SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL Postponed until 2022

Performing Arts

Published 4/23/21

The Summer Shorts Festival in June 2022 will be a long-awaited milestone celebration for City Theatre, the short plays and musicals the company is nationally known for producing, and the artists who collaborate and contribute to the eventʼs enormous appeal.A unique annual regional event that kicks off the South Florida summer theater season, the Summer Shorts Festival, will be produced in the two-program format the company inaugurated in 1996, with a twist. Program A will feature “All New Works” culled from submissions of the City Theatre National Short Playwriting Contest, special commissions, and discoveries among arts partners, including Concord/Samuel Frenchʼs celebrated Off-Off Broadway Festival. Program B is planned as a “Best of the Fest” collection of favorite short plays and musicals curated from 24 seasons past. A limited schedule of the Summer Shorts marathon is the opportunity for theatre-goers to see Program A and Program B back to back on one day.City Theatreʼs …

Picks of the Week: Theatre, Music and More...

Picks of the Week: Theatre, Music and More...

Performing Arts

Published 4/16/21

NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: IN THE RED AND BROWN WATERApril 16th at 7:00 pmNWSA presents the award-winning play In the Red and Brown Water, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (NWSA 1999 alumnus) winner of an Academy Award for the 2016 film Moonlight. Directed by NWSA theater faculty member James Randolph the play will be presented online as a one-time Premiere, performed by juniors and seniors enrolled in the NWSA college theater program.More event details here.SOUTH FLORIDA THEATRE LEAGUE: GRACEApril 19th at 7:00 pmCatherine is searching for something authentic as she embarks on a "Lewis-and-Clark-esque" trip across America sponsored by Monteverde Moonshine. But as she travels, she comes to more questions than answers about "the real America," her own identity, and about what authenticity even means anymore. More event details here. HISTORYMIAMI: KIDS ASK A QUESTIONApril 17th at 10:00 amDid you know that blue whales are the largest animals in the world? Or that sea otters wash their …

KAREN PETERSON AND DANCERS REFLECTS ON PANDEMIC, LOSS IN NEW SHOW

KAREN PETERSON AND DANCERS REFLECTS ON PANDEMIC, LOSS IN NEW SHOW

Performing Arts

Published 4/5/21

Choreographer Karen Peterson talks about wheelchairs like some people talk about horses.As artistic director of Florida’s leading physically integrated dance company – Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD) – Peterson finds that the greatest challenge to choreographing wheelchair-bound dance is not the physical limitations of her performers but rather the “personalities” of their chairs.“One of the most difficult things in dance practice or performance is to get wheelchairs to move in unison. The chairs have a mind of their own,” she says. “One has a battery that reacts this way, one’s wheels stick a little bit. The wheelchairs engage my imagination – from the speed of the chairs to their unique features to how fast they go.”Peterson’s sensitivity for the intricate motions of wheelchairs as a building block for artistic meaning will be on full display when KPD presents “Lost and Found” at 4 p.m. April 11 in the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., …

ZOETIC STAGE TURNS TO THINK-FAST IMPROV AS THEATER STARTS TO REGROUP

ZOETIC STAGE TURNS TO THINK-FAST IMPROV AS THEATER STARTS TO REGROUP

Performing Arts

Published 3/16/21

While a widespread return to indoor theater won’t happen yet, some companies and venues have figured out creative ways to come back sooner.Hence the presence of the fast-paced improv show, “Zoetic Schmoetic,” on the outdoor Thomson Plaza at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts over the weekend.Zoetic Stage, based in the Arsht’s Carnival Studio Theater since it launched in late 2010, has built its reputation on impeccably intimate productions of Stephen Sondheim musicals, challenging dramatic fare such as “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” and world premieres by founder-playwrights Michael McKeever and Christopher Demos-Brown.But its return to monthly performances after a year of pandemic isolation is strictly for some much-needed laughs.Through several weeks of rehearsals and theater games, artistic director Stuart Meltzer and improv coordinator/assistant director Elena María García have fashioned a company of actors better known for …

Picks of the Week: Black History Month

Picks of the Week: Black History Month

Performing Arts

Published 2/4/21

VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK: BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOURSThrough February 28th - Tues., Thurs. and Sat. at 10am and 2pmLearn the iconic story of the only beach where Black Miami could recreate during the segregation period. A fun, safe socially distant tour experience showcasing Miami's best kept secret. Can't do the physical tour? They have a virtual experience too! More event details here.FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY AT SANDRELL RIVER THEATER: ISABEL TUCEN'S SOUL BY SOULFebruary 6th at 8:00 pmA Stage-to-Screen show based on Harriet Tubman - one of the most famous conductors of the Underground Railroad. More event details here.SOUTH BEACH CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: COLERIDGE-TAYLOR AND BRAHMSFebruary 7th 6:00 pmCelebrating Black History Month with guest host Nicole Henry and guest musicians Chauncey Patterson, viola, and Andres Candamil, clarinet. Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet in F# minor, Op. 10 and Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115. More event details here.FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY AT …

Intersection of Lincoln and Parks

Intersection of Lincoln and Parks

Performing Arts

Published 2/1/21

Black History Month is here! The Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts will be celebrating Black History Month, by bringing the original play, Intersection of Lincoln and Parks - - to the Institute’s stage. Directed by Avery Somers and written/produced by Donna Carbone, INTERSECTION asks the audience to imagine what would have happened the night Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus had the last living relative of Abraham Lincoln also been a passenger. February is the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ birthday.Carbone, who is a published author and playwright, serves as managing director at PBIEA. Under her leadership, productions have grown in size and number. During the shutdown caused by covid, she contacted friend and colleague Broadway star Avery Sommers and asked her to help achieve the goals she had set for the Institute.Carbone and Sommers had been friends for a few years. They had worked together on Carbone’s play, Shell of a Man, which Sommers directed. …

Review: ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ explores conflict, demons and the joy of live performance

Review: ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ explores conflict, demons and the joy of live performance

Performing Arts

Published 12/8/20

In the early days of the pandemic, when theater came to a sudden halt and artists turned to digital alternatives, Miami New Drama artistic director Michel Hausmann began dreaming of a way to get actors and audiences together again for a safe, live dramatic experience.“Seven Deadly Sins” is the months-in-the-making fruition of that dream. Performed mainly in storefronts along the 1100 block of Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road, the production has twin objectives: to offer provocative new short plays from seven nationally notable playwrights, and to provide a safety-conscious evening unlike anything available in the virtual arts world.Miami New Drama has succeeded on both counts.“Seven Deadly Sins” is neither immersive nor interactive, strictly speaking. Call it experiential event theater.After undergoing a temperature check and picking up wristbands at the Colony Theatre box office, theatergoers head west across Lenox Avenue to a pop-up, open-air bar called Purgatory, at the center …

VIRTUAL SHORTS

VIRTUAL SHORTS

Performing Arts

Published 5/20/20

City Theatre postponed the 25th Anniversary Season of its popular annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL scheduled to perform June 4-July 3, 2020 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. It’s now scheduled for June 3-July 3 2021.However, always nimble and eager for innovative opportunities, City Theatre has welcomed its inclusion as an arts partner of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Arsht@Home programming where it’s begun experimenting with the creation of digital content. Plays from City Theatre’s SHORT CUTS school tour and more original offerings are currently on rotation on that site.Expanding on this, City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford said, In 24 seasons of producing hundreds of short plays and now musicals on stages throughout South Florida, City Theatre is excited to explore creative alternatives for ways to present aspects of our work, alongside some of the artists and theatre makers we have collaborated with who help make SUMMER SHORTS so much fun”. …

Online Original Monologue Festival

Online Original Monologue Festival

Performing Arts

Published 4/6/20

In an effort to help local theatre artists affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Theatre Lab launched the Online Original Monologue Festival March 29th.The festival featured original monologues and stories, written by community members and performed by South Florida actors and artists, all to support local artists.“The idea is to engage the community through acts of art in an effort to support South Florida’s performing artists who need help right now,” said Matt Stabile, Theatre Lab producing artistic director.Experience hope with South Florida’s actors and artists here. To support the South Florida Theatre League's Benefit Fund, visit: www.southfloridatheatre.org.

ZOETIC STAGE’S ‘AMERICAN SON’ REPRESENTS S. FLORIDA THEATER AT ITS FINEST

ZOETIC STAGE’S ‘AMERICAN SON’ REPRESENTS S. FLORIDA THEATER AT ITS FINEST

Performing Arts

Published 1/15/20

Demos-Brown’s finest play to date was created in Miami and is set here, though its world premiere was in 2016 in Massachusetts, followed by a high-profile Broadway run in 2018 and a Netflix debut in 2019.But those who take in the new Zoetic Stage production of “American Son” at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – and anyone who loves intensely engaging theater should seek it out – will understand that the wait for the play’s homecoming was worth it.The work on the stage at the Arsht’s Carnival Studio Theater represents South Florida theater at its finest.Demos-Brown, a lawyer/playwright whose excellent work has made him a key part of the region’s growing playwriting scene, and Zoetic Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer, who has staged four Demos-Brown world premieres, are superb creative collaborators.Actors Karen Stephens, Clive Cholerton, Ryan Didato (all of whom worked on developmental readings of the play) and Zoetic newcomer James Samuel Randolph …

SUMMER SHORTS SQUEEZES BIG IDEAS INTO LITTLE PLAYS AT THE ARSHT CENTER

SUMMER SHORTS SQUEEZES BIG IDEAS INTO LITTLE PLAYS AT THE ARSHT CENTER

Performing Arts

Published 5/29/19

A police trainee has to make a split-second decision about shooting a black man with a briefcase that may or may not hold a gun. A housewife has an existential crisis in her supermarket’s frozen food aisle. A woman from HR has her most challenging assignment to date: giving sexual harassment training to a trio of Vikings. As climate change is doing its worst, a regular guy is building an ark, per the Big Man Upstairs.“This year, we have a lot of things on our minds,” says Margaret M. Ledford, the company’s artistic director. “If nothing else, we should have the difficult conversations.”The festival, which previews Thursday-Friday, May 30-31, before its official opening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the Carnival Studio Theater at Miami’s Arsht Center, was the brainchild of Susan Westfall, Stephanie Norman and Elena Wohl. Then, they were three theater professionals with young children. Now, both their real kids and their artistic baby are all grown-up, and Westfall …

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