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The much-loved playwright and patron Tony Finstrom died in December 2018, but the curtain has not come down on his effect on the South Florida theater he championed. The Silver Palm Awards that he co-founded and helped fund will continue “in perpetuity” thanks to a legacy gift that has come to fruition, according to the Our Fund Foundation that will administer the Tony Finstrom Fund.
A celebration of the life of Tony Finstrom, playwright patron and theater lover, is scheduled for Monday, Jan 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University where he served as associate producer of Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series in which several of his works first appeared.
Tony Finstrom, who died Tuesday at the age of 71, was a prolific playwright, an arts journalist and a generous patron, but above all Tony Finstrom was a man who loved theater down through the marrow of his bones. That love expressed itself in support for the arts in so many ways and to such an extent that he was inarguably one of the supporting pillars that helped enable the flourishing of South Florida theater over more than two decades.
The memorial celebration of Iris Acker will be held Monday at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the celebration starting at 7 p.m. Playwright, producer and patron Tony Finstrom wrote a piece about his memories of her forged during their relationship. He asked us to publish it.
A “celebration’ of the life of Iris Acker – the iconic actress, teacher, producer and theater booster through her television shows — has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday October 15 at a location to be announced soon, said her son Mitch and her friend Tony Finstrom
Unsung heroes who provide outstanding service behind the scenes in local theater will receive recognition this year from the South Florida Theatre League’s 2018 Remy Awards.
Some show business legends say they were born in a trunk offstage in between the matinee and evening performances. Daisy O. Tanner can’t quite say that. But the two-month-old daughter of acclaimed local actors Shane and Amy Tanner will make her stage debut on Friday, June 10 in a staged reading of Tony Finstrom’s new play with music Wave Your Flag at Lynn University.
Twenty-seven theater artists and organizations will receive the eighth annual South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards honoring an outstanding or unique contribution,” the group announced Monday.
The charismatic Jan McArt may be one of crucial developers of South Florida’s cultural past as creator of the mainstream Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, but her focus today is firmly on its future by nurturing the writing of new plays. A look at her past, present and future.
Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series at Lynn University, which mounts staged readings of new plays in progress by local authors opens another season this fall with four works.