Briefs: Summer Shorts Preview, Maltz Auditions Kids, Lauren Feldman Premieres New Work

Shorts Stuff

Want a peek at some of the 10-minute plays under consideration for
City Theatre’s annual Summer Shorts program? Joseph Adler is hosting a reading at 7 p.m. Monday of some of the playlets, with talkback sessions slated after each work. The plays will be presented at GableStage on the east side of the Biltmore hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables. A donation of $5 is suggested. For more information, call (305) 755-9401 Ext.  12

Parts Is Parts

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, which cast scores upon scores of students in its production this season of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is holding auditions this weekend for parts in upcoming shows. The First Step to Stardom program will hold auditions from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday for parts in the student production of The Laramie Project and Through the Looking Glass, as well as parts in the mainstage productions of The Music Man. For more information, including online registration, visit or call the audition hotline at (561) 972-6113.

Keeping Up With….

Miami playwright Lauren M. Feldman, whose Fill Our Mouths was mounted at New Theatre in the 2007-2008 season, continues to stay busy. Her play Grace, or the Art of Climbing, received a staged reading early last month at the Colorado New Play Summit at the Denver Center. Last week, her play, The Egg-Layers, was the inaugural production of New Plays at Barnard program. The New York City college joined forces with a downtown company New Georges to produce Feldman’s riff on the Greek myth of Leda and the swan.

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