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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.
When Fort Lauderdale playwright Tony Finstrom met Florida’s First Lady of Theater Jan McArt three years ago, he felt like he had already “known her forever.” She felt the same camaraderie. It was this initial spark that led to Finstrom’s new musical Glamour Girl! The Jan McArt Story, which will be presented in a staged reading Monday at Lynn University.
Jan McArt’s Theatre Arts Guild Florida New Play Workshop will give a platform through this spring to four playwrights: Tony Finstrom, Michael McKeever, Dan Clancy and Jay Stuart. The productions at Lynn University in Boca Raton are an expansion of the play reading series that McArt hosted recently including Murder on Gin Lane by Finstrom.