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.
Businessman Jay H. Harris was not famous outside of theatrical circles in South Florida. But within that community, Harris was revered for his incalculable investment of time, advice and money that fueled its evolution from a region known for dinner theater into a significant center of theatrical excellence. Harris of Boca Raton died Friday at age 77 from complications during surgery to repair a prior hip replacement.
The Spirit of America Festival is presenting a salute to the work of Leonard Bernstein Saturday through Monday including a staged concert version of his Broadway musical On The Town at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.