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Every Monday from June until August, member companies will be hosting readings of plays by South Florida Playwrights. There will be at least eighteen evenings of readings happening across four counties on the thirteen Mondays of Summer Theatre Fest. Playwrights range from established local favorites, including Carbonell winners and nominees, to emerging talents, with plays vastly ranging in subject matter and style.

A Complete List of the Summer Theatre Fest Reading Series
Part of WLRN and the South Florida Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest


Stages of the Sun: Readings by South Florida Theatre League Playwrights
Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 07:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Come check out eight different one act plays by member playwrights Mary Damiano, Anne Dichele, Barbara Fox, Marsha Meyers, Catherine Pearson, Michael Rutenberg, Tere Starr, and David Victor. This fast paced evening offers wit and whimsy and some unexpected surprises.


The Road to Remsenburg
By Carol White

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 08:00 pm
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Kayla Parks, a successful playwright may have made a mistake a year ago by starting divorce proceedings. Now, under the guise of needing a place to stay while pretending to be house-hunting, Mat agrees to let her use the guest house of his East Hampton home where he lives with his younger girlfriend, Erica. Matís home becomes the center of conversation, confrontation, subterfuge, lots of good cooking, minor cat-fighting and decision-making while nosy neighbors and a real estate broker add to the mix.

Buck Fever
By Juan C. Sanchez

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 07:30 pm
YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137


A Palm Beach Story
By Jack Staubb

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 07:30 pm
The Plaza Theatre
262 S. Ocean Blvd.
Lantana, FL 33462
A fun-filled valentine to the Palm Beach of just a few years ago, when madras and Lilly were king and queen, mothers were much married, and young hearts were powerfully susceptible to the subtle urgings of a pink and gold Palm Beach sunset. Set against such iconic backdrops as The Breakers, The Society of The Four Arts, The B&T, and The Everglades Club, things turn out to be not exactly as they seem as Palm Beach wedding bells begin to chime. But, as in the best of tales, all ends well, floated atop a giddy cocktail of wit, love, and laughter.

Crashfest: A collection of One Act Plays which at 20 meters becomes the portrait of a Vampire Hunter
By James Carrey

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 08:00 pm
Crashbox Theatre in Association with Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
James Carrey's CRASHFEST explores Love, Perspective, Desire, Women's Health, Infatuation, You Tube, Government Espionage, Musical Numbers, Bank Heists, and Ice Cream. All of these plays were written between 2010 and 2012 and feature of variety of different genres and styles, yet at their heart all have the Crashbox Theatre Company mission statement at their core. Providing theatre goers with work that is meant to enlighten, educate, and entertain.

The Gift
By Michael Leeds

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 07:30 pm
Parade Productions
The Studio at Mizner Park
201 Plaza Real 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33432
A young man and woman are stuck in adjoining elevators only to discover that they might actually be trapped in each other's dream. Sometimes nightmares can be A Gift!

Moment of Grace
By Bob Bowersox

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 08:00 pm
TheatreXP
Performing at Red Barn Theatre
319 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
When three life-long friends meet at an Irish pub to toast the passing of a fourth, they find themselves confronted with a surprising and unexpected truth about the man, and each is forced to consider what love is to him and how he relates to it.

Timmins Children
By Mark Perlberg

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 07:30 pm
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The time is October, 1992. Malcolm Bundage, a Canadian physician, has just received a lifetime achievement award and Yvette Bergeron, a renowned reporter for the Vancouver Sun, visits his Toronto home ostensibly to interview him for a syndicated story about the award. During the course of the play, we learn that Bergeron and Bundage share an unfortunate past. They force each other to explore and attempt to resolve issues that arose decades earlier. Although they will ultimately fail in their resolution efforts, their connection enables them to find common ground and uncover emotions they each thought had been buried long ago.

Heavenly Hands
By Ricky Martinez

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 08:00 pm
New Theatre
At The Roxy Performing Arts Center
1645 SW 107th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165
Heavenly Hands, by Ricky J. Martinez, is one of three plays in his trilogy In God's Land: An Island Trilogy. Along with Sin Full Heaven and Road Through Heaven, which recently closed at New Theatre, these three interrelated (yet separate, stand-alone) plays represent the culture and life on 'a forgotten island in the Caribbean.' Heavenly Hands tells the story of Mirta -- La Doctora -- an island woman who received her education in medicine in America, but who the locals believe to have supernatural healing powers in her hands. The play focuses on her relationship with the De la Fuente family -- Clara, Santi and Papito. Clara has a 'gift' as well -- she can 'see' the future. Santi loves Mirta, with whom he shared his first kiss as a child after seeing her perform an act he attributes to her 'heavenly hands' -- they fall in love and marry. Clara risks her gift, her life and her family (and Mirta) through her association with 'las brujeras' (black magic witches) of La Piedra, a neighboring island. In a cultural battle between science and superstition, who will survive?

Women Always Win
By Marj O'Neill-Butler and Roger Martin

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 07:30 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Women Always Win, eight short plays (four each by Roger Martin and Marj O'Neill-Butler). 15 women and 6 men and a ton of smiles and sighs.

The Secret of the Biological Clock
By Andie Arthur

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 07:30 pm
Lost Girls Theatre
Performing at the Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Ave.
Miami FL 33157
Sixteen year old Jasmine's father has gone missing - but Jasmine just knows that she can convince former teen detective Eleanor Dawson to come out of retirement, she will be able to find him. The Secret of the Biological Clock is a whimsical riff on what happens to our favorite teen detectives when they grow up.

The Death of Kings: An Encyclopedia
By Vanessa Garcia

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:00 pm
Cocktail Reception at 6PM, Reading at 8PM
The Kane
Performing at PAXMiami
337 S.W. 8 St.
Miami, FL 33130
It's 2002 in New York City. A nimble, young man named Quin enters the office of a psychiatrist -- Dr. Z. Sebastian. Quin's face is painted all in white, and he's wearing what seems to be the costume of a Harlequin. Immediately, Dr. Sebastian realizes Quin isn't like any of her other patients. In fact, he's like no one she's ever met. She's not even sure Quin is male. Quin, as it turns out, is a 21st century "wise fool," whose gender is questionable, and whose story, as it unfolds in Dr. Sebastian's hands and in the pages of Quin's revisionist encyclopedia, takes us around the globe, zooming in on his journey from New Orleans to New York during the 9/11 disaster.

Flashing Lights
By Edward G. Excaliber

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Outre Theatre Company
The Studio at Mizner Park
201 Plaza Real 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Intertwined between the incessant flashing lights of a late night television program; Linda finds herself losing her fragile grasp on reality. Her marriage is falling apart, her sleeping patterns are non-existent; and most importantly, she cannot stop eating. After endless weeks of therapy, Linda is caught between trusting the man she married and sticking to her own baser instincts to find a cure for her addiction. Will logic win out or can the will of the clarified heart prove that self-affirmation means nothing without the right person by your side.

Fate Motif
By Christopher Demos-Brown

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 07:30 pm
The Naked Stage
at Barry University's Pelican Theatre
11300 NE Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33161

Choreographing a Rape Scene for a Feminist Play
By Ann Gillespie

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 08:00 pm
GableStage
at the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Bill is an actor who needs something to believe in. Tina is a writer/director, and when she says, "Devised Theatre" it is NOT devised by a democracy. Bryn has been told she reads older onstage, so she is trying to transition from "rape victim" to "wife." And Gordon is the fight choreographer who thinks only he can bring all these people together and save the show! Choreographing a Rape Scene is a dark comedy that examines the bizarre journey of a performance piece that will challenge the audience and its artists who are scared to challenge themselves. It is a play that looks at personal boundaries, blindness to pain, and asks, 'are we doomed to become what we make art about?'

A Part of the Family
By Marla Schwartz

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 07:00 pm
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
This play is about a quintessentially assimilated non-practicing American-Jewish family. It takes place during the summer of 1988 in both Cherry Hill, NJ and Longport, NJ (the Jersey Shore). The story revolves around the Liberstein family who own and operate a very popular delicatessen. The oldest daughter, Terri Liberstein is a celebrated photographer who became intimately involved with one of the African-American employees at the deli, Howard Dymond a few years back; and eventually they got married. Because of this union she was disowned by her parents so they left town. The youngest daughter Marci Liberstein is planning a 40th wedding anniversary celebration for her parents, but they donít know that Terri and Howard will be the only oneís joining them for the occasion. In the meantime, the father, Ben Liberstein is having a late mid-life crisis and has taken to riding around town on a motorcycle, which terrifies his wife, Pearl Liberstein who is already a bit unhinged. There are many issues among family members and unexpected family secrets to be revealed.

The Happy Ones
By Kim Ehly

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 at 08:00 pm
Thinking Cap Theatre
Performing At Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Off Center of Nowhere
By David Sirois

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 07:30 pm
Arts Garage
180 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Jackie Trotula is a 17 year old from Brooklyn, and she has quite a secret to tell her parents. But in confessing her one secret, it unleashes a string of confessions that can destroy her whole family. As the story unfolds, the characters are faced with moral conundrums that deal with issues we all try to bury deep down inside. Enter the Trotula Family Livingroom where no one can hide, except for maybe under the dinner table.


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