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
Across the face and embedded in the voice of the hero-narrator we can see a drive he can’t ignore, the profound costs and the unequaled joy of creating art in West Boca Theatre Company’s moving production of My Name Is Asher Lev. This tale of a Jewish boy maturing into a world-class painter incisively depicts the considerable price of heeding, pursuing and staying true to an artistic calling.