The 44th annual Carbonell Awards celebration Monday was unique, not simply because it was online, but because of its noticeable acknowledgement of the diversity of the South Florida theater community. Honoring excellence for 2019, the awards, which have been quietly accused over the years of not reflecting diversity, pointedly went out of its way to be inclusive in its annual celebration.
Complete listing of nominees and winners of the competitive categories for the 44th annual Carbonell Awards, plus box score statistics
The continuing damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on the area’s cultural world – and the region’s economic health — continues to mount, according to ongoing figures gathered by Miami-Dade County officials. At the same time, the county commission has made commitments to provide some relief.
The campaign to reopen the Coconut Grove Playhouse with a smaller auditorium built behind a restored façade suffered another setback Wednesday in the 14-year saga, according to court records. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by Miami-Dade County requesting that the judges quash the City of Miami mayor’s rejection of the county’s proposal to rehabilitate the historic site.
The actual stage at GableStage may be dark, but the company has replaced the rest of its virus-interrupted 2019-2020 season with a glimpse of what may be one of the evolving facets of the future of theater. It has commissioned 12 area artists to produce nine online projects that meld traditional theater with digital storytelling.
As a handful of local venues gingerly tried to reopen in recent weeks and others prepare detailed plans for the future, a regimen of detailed protocols ranging from parking to popcorn to Playbills is emerging in documents that define what performing arts events in South Florida may look like for customers, artists, staff and vendors when theaters can reopen fully.
The prestigious 2020 Remy Awards honoring “unsung heroes who provide outstanding service behind the scenes” have been announced by the South Florida Theatre League: Matt Stabile, Tim Davis, Steven M. Weinger, Gustavo Meimbiela, Marialaura Leslie, Kenya Anthony-Moore, Art Garcia and Judson Wright
A veteran actress, an acclaimed theater company, a venue executive and a ground-breaking production will be recognized with the Carbonell’s “special awards” when the program is presented online next month. Barbara Bradshaw, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Kelley Shanley and The Amparo …