Monday, July 14, 2014

Mondays are Dark

theatre_festival_homeActually, Monday’s aren’t so dark in the summer; the South Florida Theatre League  brings you Summer Theatre Fest, a series of free play readings hosted at member theaters across South Florida. They occur every Monday night through the end of August.
Tonight’s reading at Miami Theatre Festival is very special: The Dana Plays are also a fund raiser.  You can read all about it in The Miami Herald, Florida Theater On Stage, and Miami ArtZine.

Here’s the rest of your Monday reading list.

More Plaza More Plays

The Shiny Sheet reports that The Plaza Theatre has a full line-up at its theatre space and its new cabaret space.


So What’s a LORT?

Backstage explains the League Of Regional Theatres.  South Florida is down to one LORT theatre: the Maltz Jupiter Theater.  The rest have all closed, including Florida Stage and Caldwell Theater Company.  While several new companies have sprung up, none of them – actually, all of them together don’t really fill the holes left by the closing of these companies.


Summer Rep

Palm Beach Arts Paper gets out to see Bonnie and Clyde at Florida Atlantic University’s Festival Rep.  It’s running in repertory with August: Osage County.  It’s a great program, bringing in theatre professionals to work alongside the students.  This year, that includes Wayne LeGette, and Kim Ostrenko.  You can read up on the history of the program at The Sun-Sentinel.


Legacy by the Sea
The Sun-Sentinel talks with Kermit Christman, Artistic Director of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, currently running Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by the late Kevin Crawford.

“And then all of a sudden he passed,” says Christman. “And in the days afterward his family called and said, ‘We found something. We found his adaptation of ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ I said, ‘In heaven’s name send it to me.’ Kevin, literally months ahead…had already gone to work on the play. He made cuts so that it now moves at the speed of lightning.”

Palm Beach Shakes has established the Dr. Kevin Crawford Fellowship in honor of the late actor/director/playwright.

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