Monday, September 8, 2014

Mondays are Dark

We’re in the post-summer lull here in South Florida.  Things are quiet while theatre companies and promoters plan their big-shebang capital-S-season kick-offs.

So not in the local news outlets this week.
But it’s promising to be a very busy season this year – we’ll be overflowing soon enough.  In the meantime, here’s your Monday reading list.
Not So Dark
The Sun-Sentinel reports that Plaza Theatre will be hosting a read through of Rough Patch tonight.  They discuss the project with director Avi Hoffman, and with playwright Charles Gluck, who has been developing the piece for a few years.

Speaking of New Pieces
Miami ArtZine talks with the Antiheroes Project about their current project under development, Nomadis.
The collaborators behind this project have envisioned an adaptable format for the presentation of the work in traditional and non-traditional venues. The piece features text in Spanish and English to appeal to South Florida’s diverse and multilingual audience, and the presentations will also include Spanish and English supertitles. Organizers have said that some of the presentations will have other programmatic accessibility components such as ASL interpretation, large print and Braille programs, touch tour, audio description and assisstive listening devices.
Casting Announced
BroadwayWorld reports that Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre has cast its first production of the coming season, Murder Ballad.  Blythe Gruda will be returning (Songs for a New World, Floyd Collins).  She will be joined by Chris Crawford, Mark Sanders, and Mariand Torres.
Two from Florida Theater On Stage
In honor of the coming season, Florida Theater On Stage discusses some exciting new performance spaces that are opening this season, and also lists their 15 Best Bets.  And you may be surprised at some the choices.
The Wick in the Spotlight
Boca Magazine takes a look at The Wick Theater, occupying the theater built by the late Caldwell Theatre Company.
In the Green Room
Florida Theater On Stage interviews Deborah Sherman.
Spend five minutes around Deb Sherman and one adjective becomes inescapable: passionate.
The award-winning actress, playwright, theater impressario and trained clown exudes an aura of intensity in virtually everything she does and says with bracing honestly.

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