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These are not at all necessarily what we predict will be the best shows this season (although they may be) or the best attended or the most popular or the most award-winning. We don’t care. These are the shows we most want to see for a variety of reasons.
So the Cowardly Lion walks into a gay bar…. That premise pretty reliably lets you know that you must be watching the new edition of Shorts Gone Wild 2, the mildly risqué festival of short plays with a LGBT underpinning.
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If you’re seeking safe, predictable mainstream theater, avoid the annual Humana Festival of New Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. If you seeking “thought-provoking, edgy new work,” this is the mecca for South Floridians who want to glimpse what theater is evolving into during the coming decades.
Miami playwright Christopher Demos-Brown received a prestigious citation this weekend from one of the most esteemed playwriting programs in the country, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. The selection was based on the script for his play Fear Up Harsh that premiered in November at Zoetic Stage.
The Timekeepers, a harrowing drama mounted on a tiny stage by a company only in its second season, swept six of its six nominations including best play at the 38th Carbonell Awards Monday night. Those wins, along with a best director award for the fledgling Slow Burn Theatre Company’s musical next to normal, was greeted as a sign that young theaters could make inroads in a program dominated by a handful of venerable and well-funded troupes.
Christopher Demos-Brown is among six finalists for one of the most esteemed playwriting honors in the country, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.
The selection was based on the script for his play Fear Up Harsh that premiered in November at Zoetic Stage.
Christopher Demos-Brown’s compelling world premiere Fear Up Harsh from Zoetic Stage is a penetrating interrogation of how our need for heroes can trump the values of truth, honor and loyalty that they fought to preserve. It’s like watching a Humvee drive toward an IED and be stunned by the explosion, first in slow-motion and then an annihilating blast.
Shorts Gone Wild is pretty tame stuff for South Florida, but this outing of light comedies with a live-and-let-live LGBT message is more consistently entertaining than some of City Theatre’s earlier forays into an alternative adults-only version of its venerable Summer Shorts program.
As we’ve said, this is the summer of free staged readings of works in progress and works being considered for future production. There’s two more intriguing entries slated for Monday night the 5th at GableStage and Naked Stage including three works by Christopher Demos-Brown.