Tag Archives: Florida Atlantic University
A different season advance: Quietly, oh so quietly, the 2016-2017 theater season in South Florida is shaping up to be as notable for tidal growth, contraction, ebb and flow as it is for the actual productions scheduled.
Some of the most prominent names in playwriting today – plus a local actor and writer – headline an intensive series of readings May 11—14 at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University headed by Louis Tyrrell.
South Florida theaters still mount familiar warhorses, but the 2015-2016 season is proof that companies realize the future of theater is to attract pre-retirement audiences with shows steaming fresh out of Manhattan, edgy intellectually challenging works, imaginative takes on familiar titles, regional premieres of shows you only read about in The New York Times over the past few years and some shows you have never heard of, period.
Theatre Lab, a professional venture specializing in new, developing and thought-provoking work, has opened as the resident company based at Florida Atlantic University under the leadership of Louis Tyrrell, the founder of Florida Stage.
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.
On The Boards Podcast: FAU’s Richard Gamble Talks About Summer Rep And Theater Education in the 21st Century
Bill Hirschman’s interview with FAU Associate Professor Richard Gamble who talks at length about FAU’s 27th Summer Festival Rep (A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Side By Side By Sondheim and The Man Who Came To Dinner) and looks more generally at how theater arts is being taught on the collegiate level.