A look back at 2020: Yes, South Florida theater was crippled by the pandemic. But its acolytes remained driven to express their artistry, and patrons remained ravenous for their work. They continued to explore projects, create avenues and seek paychecks with efforts ranged from filmed full-fledged productions to monologues newly penned in bedrooms.
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Tagged Actors Playhouse, Alan Nash, Alvin Entin, American Son, Andrew Kato, Area Stage Company, Cholerton, Christopher and Justin Swader, Christopher Demos-Brown, City Theater, Clay Cartland, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Elizabeth Dimon, Florida Sings Showtunes, Giancarlo Rodaz, Groundhog Day, Happy Days, Holly Budney, Island City Stage, Joe Adler, Joseph McDonough, Karen Stephens, Keith Garsson, Kimmie Johnson, Leah Marie Sessa, Mamma Mia, Matt Stabile, Miami New Drama, Michael Ursua, My Name Is Asher Lev, New City Players, Nicole Stodard, Ordinary Americans, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Patrick Fitzwater, Paul Reekie, Peter & Wendy, Peter Librach, Primal Forces, Ronnie Larsen, Seth Trucks, Shelley Keelor, Spencer Landis, Stuart Meltzer, The Cubans, The Wick Theatre, Theatre Lab, Thinking Cap Theatre, Tom Regnier, West Boca Theater Company, Zev Buffman, Zoetic Stage
Theatre Lab’s world premiere of Jennifer Lane’s Harlowe is indeed quiet, muted, dense. The titular heroine, who is coping with the emotional and literal scars from some horrific attack, can no longer feel anything, psychologically or physically. The writing, the direction and the acting all are commendable, but it’s a quirky sui generis piece that is hard to plug into emotionally.
The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards committee honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida will present the award to 28 individuals and organizations in its ninth season. Recipients range from veterans like Joseph Adler to newer names like Aygemang Clay.
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Tagged Alex Alvarez, Avery Sommers, Aygemang Clay, Bill Hirschman, Chris Crawford, Christopher Demos-Brown, Clive Cholerton, Elizabeth Price, Emily E. Tarallo, Jeni Hacker, Jennifer Sierra-Grobbelaar, Jodi Dellaventura, Joseph Adler, Kelly Shook, Laura Hodos, Leah Marie Sessa, Lindsey Corey, Matt May, Meredith Bartmon, Nicholas Richberg, Patrick Fitzwater, Paul Reekie, Paul Tei, Peter Wayne Galman, Ron Hutchins, Shane Tanner, Silver Palm Awards, Stuart Meltzer
With this production of Big Fish, Slow Burn Theatre Company has proven itself with no asterisks to be the equal of any company producing musicals in the region, some with far more resources, government grants and well-heeled donors — not to mention among the most adventurous in tackling what few others attempt.
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Tagged Amaturo Theater, Andrew Lippa, Ann Marie Olson, Ben Sandomir, Big Fish, Brian Varela, Britni Serrano, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Christopher Mitchell, Corey Vega, Derek Ganong, Emily Tarallo, Emmanuel Schvartzman, Gabe Sklar, Geoffrey Short, Guillermo Gonzalez, James Patrick Giordano, Justen Fox-Hall, Kendra Williams, Leah Marie Sessa, Matthew Korinko, Meaghan Nagy and Joshua Conner, Nicole Kinzel, Patrick Fitzwater, Preston Bircher, Richard Szczublewski, Rick Pena, Roy Fantel, Rupert Ziawinski, Sean McClelland, Shane Tanner, Slow Burn Theatre Company