Tag Archives: Steve Yockey

Regional Theaters Are The Country’s Primary Incubator of New Plays – Including SoFla

Indisputably, regional theaters have been a significant wellspring for new plays reaching back 30 years. But a quickening sea change has occurred quietly but demonstrably over the past decade: Regional theaters – once reliant on warhorses and the latest New York hit — have become the primary incubator and showcase for new work in America

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Musicals Make A Mark In This Year’s Round Of Summer Shorts

City Theatre’s Summer Shorts, which only recently began showcasing musicals, includes three this year including one by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Music Is The New Element In City Theatre’s Summer Shorts

Hardly unusual in musical theater, Meredith Bartmon strolls around the Carnival Studio stage singing passionately about her dreams and, later, her refusal to compromise those dreams. But this isn’t a two-and-half-hour epic on a national tour; this is one of nine 10-minute playlets in City Theatre’s 21st edition of Summer Shorts.

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Annual Summer Shorts Will Feature The Sound of Music

The ever-developing Summer Shorts Festival, now entering its 21st year in Miami, will sound a bit different this year: two of the ten-minute works will be musicals.

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20th Summer Shorts Even More Consistently Funny & Poignant

Intriguing premises are the jumping off points for the nine flights of theatrical whimsy in City Theatre’s annual festival of short plays, Summer Shorts. While no discernable thread runs through the disparate works, the deftly comic playlets are shot through with a striation of poignancy, and the moving entries are leavened with flashes of humor.

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Island City Stage Challenges With Gripping Octopus

Sartre’s existentialism tips the iceberg of what Steve Yockey’s play Octopus takes on in its oddly dark comic and tumultuous story. . While it may leave some scratching their heads, there’s no doubt that what’s emerged is gripping good theater at Island City Stage.

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City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Kicks It Up A Notch Once Again

Efforts by City Theatre staffers to improve the consistency of its offerings has paid off: This edition of Summer Shorts is not only lushly and imaginatively produced with a noticeable extra bit of polish, but is more consistently funny and entertaining than any edition in recent memory.

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