What You’ve Seen And Will See Next Season Crippled By Lack Of Competent Craftspeople

What audiences have seen, are seeing and will see across stages has been crippled and artistically hidden in a strangulation that only insiders know about. Simply, it’s extremely difficult to find competent craftspeople, even untrained laborers to hammer sets, paint flats or sew costumes for professional regional theaters.

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I’m Still Here: SoFla Theater’s Epic Journey Through the Pandemic and Beyond

Part 3 of a 4-part in-depth series tracking South Florida theater’s arc of paralysis and pivot through the pandemic and into the future, certainties becoming uncertain, and an unquenched drive to not just survive but prevail, worthy of a Shakespearean epic. Today, theaters and artists respond to criticisms about racism, sexual abuse and working conditions.

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A Question & Answer Interview With Michael Hall

Caldwell Theatre Company co-founder Michael Hall stepped down as artistic director in 2009, and has been travelling and writing ever since. But he returned to the Caldwell in February 2011 to direct the drama Last Fall. In an email interview …

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Caldwell cast to bring a fresh team spirit to “God of Carnage”

When regional theaters vie to be the first to mount a recent Broadway hit, the local actors often have seen the world premiere production. Their challenge is shaking off the inhibiting ghosts of the previous edition and creating a fresh …

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Is canned music really all that bad?

‘Is it real or is it Memorex’ went the old commercial for recording tape, a reference to whether people could tell the difference between live sound and recorded sound. The truth was that it was, in fact, pretty easy to …

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“Blasted” is the big winner at the Carbonell Awards

[UPDATED] Blasted, the harrowing drama that pushed the boundaries of mainstream theater in South Florida, won five Carbonell Awards for GableStage at the 35th annual ceremony Monday night. Sarah Kane’s blistering indictment of humanity’s proclivity for violence won awards for …

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The restless and passionate Angelica Torn looks forward to creating a new Madame Curie

Fascinated by what’s below the surface, hard-working, passionate, simultaneously guarded and vulnerable. Actress Angelica Torn is describing the scientific icon Marie Curie who she will play in the world premiere of Shirley Lauro’s play, The Radiant, at New Theatre this …

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Cirque Dreams brings Broadway and the circus to Broward Center

Fusing circus acts and show tunes, Thursday’s one-night-only world premiere of Cirque Dreams Broadway is both a tailor-made celebration of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ 20th anniversary and a very expensive backers’ audition. For two hours, acrobats, aerialists …

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Building a mansion and a world for “August: Osage County” at Actors’ Playhouse

In less than two months, a small cadre of craftsmen has designed and built a three-story house in Coral Gables complete with a study, a wraparound porch, a dining room and a bedroom in an attic that looms 40 feet …

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Florida Stage season set with audience participation encouraged

Two works that received a full reading at Florida Stage’s 1st Stage New Play Festival this month attracted such a strong reaction from audiences that the works are being fast-forwarded into the 2011-2012 season lineup as world premieres. Before the …

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