So theater is dead? Don’t tell the newest kid on the block, the Outré Theatre Company, a regional troupe that describes itself as “unconventional, outrageous and out of the ordinary.”
The company will kick off its first season at different theaters in Broward and Miami-Dade counties while it looks for a permanent home for its 2012-2013 season.
The schedule consists of a series of staged readings, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, October 24, with Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna, Coral Gables. A donation of $8 is suggested.
Outré is the creation of Artistic Director Skye Whitcomb and Nori Tecosky, who at 21 years old may be the youngest managing director in Florida.
Their stated goal is “theatre (that) will offer thought provoking topics that are designed to encourage activism. Their mutual goals are to better the community through art, by taking their audience on a journey with the characters, hope to inspire passion and creativity in all aspects of their audience’s lives.”
They wrote, “The theatre will offer thought provoking topics that are designed to encourage activism (and their mutual goals) are to better the community through art, by taking their audience on a journey with the characters, hope to inspire passion and creativity in all aspects of their audience’s lives.”
They plan to differentiate their work with innovative blocking, technically diverse, multi-media effects, interactive productions and different interpretations of existing shows.
Other readings planned for this season include Buried Child by Sam Shepard on Dec. 12 at a location to be announced, Dog Sees God by Burt V. Royal on March 19 at GableStage in Coral Gables and the musical Man of La Mancha on May 14 at Broward Stage Door in Coral Springs.
Whitcomb, a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, has been acting for 30 years and directing for 20. He is the former managing director of Savannah Actor’s Theatre and the local Alliance Theatre Lab. Tecosky, a singer, dancer and actor, has been performing for ten years. She is also a visual artist utilizing mixed media, painting and drawing.
To learn more about the Outré Theatre Company or to make a donation visit www.outretheatrecompany.com. Tecosky and Whitcomb can be reached at 954-300-2149 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.