Zoetic Sweeps Online Carbonell Gala With Focus On Diversity

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.

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Complete List Of Winners & Stats For 44th Carbonell Awards

Complete listing of nominees and winners of the competitive categories for the 44th annual Carbonell Awards, plus box score statistics

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Miami-Dade Cultural Damage Mounts, But A Bit Of Good News

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.

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BREAKING NEWS: County’s Grove Playhouse Plan Dealt Another Legal Setback

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.

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GableStage Opens Season Of Premiered Multi-Media Work

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.

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South Florida Theatre League Taps 2020 Remy Award Winners

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

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Carbonell Awards To Bradshaw, Dramaworks, Shanley & Amparo

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 …

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UPDATED: Arsht Lays Off Staff, Cuts Salaries And Slices Upcoming Season Budget In Half

The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, one of the most high profile performing arts venues in the state, is cutting its coming fiscal year’s $42 million budget in half and just laid off, furloughed or cut salaries for its entire staff in anticipation of an $11 million loss this season.

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Theatre League Summerfest Goes Virtual & Adds Workshops

The South Florida Theatre League is adapting its seventh annual Summer Theatre Fest of play readings across the region in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s also expanding the event’s scope and purpose to include a slate of online professional development workshops.

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Coconut Grove Playhouse Back In Court For Key Hearing

Fourteen years after the Coconut Grove Playhouse shuttered and almost exactly one year after another round of court proceedings began, opposing attorneys from Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami argued complex details of their dispute Tuesday before appellate judges.

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