Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hey, JOE has a theater! Let's write a SHOW! SIX of them!

They say God took six days to create the Earth.

But now, 6 playwrights will each create a new play in just one day, or actually, one 24-hour period.

It starts tonight at 7pm, when the playwrights will gather at Barry University's Pelican Theater to select a theme upon which they will base a play. Randomly selected directors and actors will be assigned to the playwright's project, and they will have 24 hours to write the script, stage & rehearse the play, and be set to perform it at 8pm on Monday, November 19, at GableStage, located in the Biltmore Hotel.

The 24-hour Theater Project is the brainchild of Naked Stage founders Antonio Amadeo, Katherine Amadeo, and John Manzelli. Joe Adler of GableStage is providing the space for the performances. Their intent is to create a collaboration between local theater companies that would not otherwise occur, and to raise funds for the participating companies. The Project will use the creative talents of The Naked Stage, GableStage, Ground Up and Rising, Mad Cat Theatre Company, and Promethean Theatre.

The playwrights are: Andie Arthur, Will Cabrera, Ricky J. Martinez, Michael McKeever, Marco Ramirez, and Juan C. Sanchez.

They will draw from the cream of South Florida acting talent, a smörgåsbord of award winning performers. (List available on the Naked Stage website.)

And in the most anticipated performance of the 2007-2008 theater season, Joe Adler, artisitic director of GableStage will appear in one of the shows. Joe doesn't appear onstage much, unless he's accepting a Carbonell or making a curtain speech.
GableStage Artistic Director Joe Adler

The Naked Stage's first annual 24-Hour Theatre Project fundraiser will take place on Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 8:00 PM at Gablestage at the Biltmore Hotel. There will be a small reception/meet & greet with the directors, writers and actors immediately following the performance. Gablestage is located at the Biltmore Hotel at 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134-6356. Single seats for the fundraiser are $50. Please call the Gablestage Box Office at (305) 445-1119 to purchase your tickets. Don't wait, as tickets will go FAST! Doors open at 7:45 PM.

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