News Briefs: City Theatre Reads Possible Summer Shorts Tonight, Lake Worth Needs A Floor, Pussycat To Purr Extra Weeks
News about Summer Shorts reading potential plays tonight, Lake Worth Playhouse fundraiser and Stage door extends run of What’s New Pussycat
Conundrum Stages has been working quietly on the edges of the South Florida theater scene for so long that it’s both surprising and not surprising to hear that their current project this month, the Ghost Light Series, marks its 10th anniversary in Broward County celebrated with consecutive weekends of different works.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is embarking on an ambitious new plays development program: Dramaworkshop. Over the next three years, the company is building a framework to nurture nascent scripts through readings, workshops and full developmental productions.
A proposal resurrecting the Coconut Grove Playhouse as a $45 million theater complex likely run by the Arsht Center is being solidified by civic leaders headed by Mike Eidson, chairman of the Arsht’s trust. The previously undisclosed strategy eclipsesthe current county commission agreement to build a smaller facility on the site of the renowned 50-year-old theater.
Friends, family and colleagues will share stories about the life and contributions of South Florida theater champion Jay Harris at a celebration at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gablestage.
The Dana Plays, a program to raise funds for both the American Cancer Society and Dana Castellano, a member of the community battling the illness, is slated for 8 p.m. Monday at the Miami Theatre Center, 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, under the sponsorship of the South Florida Theatre League, and the leadership of Naked Stage co-founders Antonio and Katherine Amadeo.
Mad Cat Theatre Company has named its third annual Nine Lives Scholarship Awards recipients: Cheyenne Nicole Hardy cited as outstanding high school senior and Kayla Bussel as outstanding college senior.
Hot dogs, fireworks and… theater? New Theatre is hoping you’ll join them this holiday weekend for its bi-annual Miami 1-Acts Festival of 16 fully-staged short plays which doubles as a fund-raiser.
Ground Up & Rising, the itinerant Miami company that has been rising and falling and rising since 2006, is rising once again with a play to bow during the holiday weekend, plans for a second production this season and the announcement of a new artistic director.
The fifth annual celebration of theater that investigates what it means to be a lesbian in the 21st Century kicks off this Friday with Girl Play, staged readings of short plays sponsored by The Women’s Theatre Project.