Author Archives: Bill Hirschman
Florida actor Rene Lavan is trying theater of a different sort. He’s starring alongside Tim Creavin in a recorded Zoom reading of Borrowed, the playwriting debut of Broadway producer Jim Kierstead.
With exploratory baby steps, South Florida theater companies are staging events: A cut-down Hamlet by the Shakespeare Troupe, a filmed full production of Closer Than Ever by MNM, and Patti LuPone in a livestreamed concert for the Broward Center.
By Christine Dolen ArtburstMiami.com Pre-pandemic, Thaddeus Phillips was a man most often in motion, traveling from his Colombian home base near Bogota for directing work in Europe, or performing his own theater pieces throughout the United States and elsewhere. In February, as …
Drive-in theater, theater behind storefront glass, podcasts: In spurts over 7 months, South Florida theater artists have been preparing experiments online and live, for free, for pay or donations. As many are coming into view this fall, they are coalescing into a new if temporary paradigm that holds out hope for the survival of the genre.
Far from succumbing to fiscal and virus nightmares, Thinking Cap Theatre has been spurred by the intersection of politics and art to resurface this month with three online productions whose relevance resonates with this exact time and place.
The work of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage will be the focus of a series of free live online readings and subsequent discussions this month produced by the Palm Beach Dramaworks. A cadre of local actors will perform in livestreamed Zoom-based productions of Intimate Apparel, Sweat and Crumbs from the Table of Joy.
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre announced the winners of its 10th annual Young Talent Big Dreams youth talent contest, this year held with virtual entries and performances.
Paul Reekie, a musical director and arranger for a wealth of South Florida theater productions, cabaret performances and the supportive accompanist at countless auditions, died unexpectedly Friday at his home in Boca Raton at the age of 48.
Theatre Lab kicks off special projects, Miami New Drama has special reading of work in progress, Dramaworks gets new director of development
Six months into the pandemic, theater artists are struggling with a profoundly damaging dimension particular to their purgatory-like limbo: The calling that gives their lives meaning requires interaction with other people in the same room. Late this summer, 33 South Florida storytellers agreed to draw back the curtain on their backstage battles that form the spine of an all too real three-act drama.