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Florida Stage Florida Stage develops and produces new plays in a passionate, intimate and caring environment, adhering to a standard of uncompromising excellence.
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We provide a safe harbor for theatre artists and audiences to share in stories of our humanity, a place where the sheer joy of creation and of sharing the Florida Stage Experience is paramount. We choose to provoke dialogue in our community and inspire people of different ages and ethnic and social backgrounds through our productions and our innovative educational programs.

06/06/2011

Thanks to all of the wonderful artists who helped to make CHA-CHA such an amazing experience!

Mild spoilers ahead! (If you think of the technical explanations of stagecraft to be a spoiler, that is).
06/02/2011
Shop Talk: How Does the Heart in Cha-Cha Work?

Mild spoilers ahead! (If you think of the technical explanations of stagecraft to be a spoiler, that is).

Admit it: you were awed by the special effects in this play, The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider by Carter W. Lewis. Glowing disembodied hearts, smoke bombs, a mil...

06/01/2011

Our rainy season starts today! Good thing we have covered parking.

05/31/2011

This is it! Your final week to get down with the CHA-CHA. You never know: this play could be the moment of wonder you're searching for.

05/27/2011

Lots going on this weekend: a bunch of CHA-CHAs, Fushu Daiko demonstration at the Sunday matinee, Memorial Day (office closed), and auditions on Tuesday!

05/26/2011

If you've seen CHA-CHA, would you ever describe it as "experimental?" Please share your thoughts...

Tonight at 7:30pm at Florida Stage!
05/24/2011
Florida Stage Hosts The Movement Project - Transitions in Time

Tonight at 7:30pm at Florida Stage!

An evening of dance that explores the collaborative process between the dancer, choreographer and audience. Choreography by Diana Mighdoll Hoffmaster. Proceeds will benefit Florida Stage and The Movement Project. For more information, please visit facebook/TheMovementProjectFL

05/24/2011

Ok, we're finally on FourSquare. Because who wouldn't want to be Mayor of Florida Stage?

05/24/2011

Happy Florida Stage birthday to Lauren Mathers, our wonderful box office manager!

Interview with Carter Lewis & Elizabeth Birkenmeier
05/23/2011
Interview with Carter Lewis & Elizabeth Birkenmeier

Interview with Carter Lewis & Elizabeth Birkenmeier

A short chat with playwright Carter W. Lewis and Elizabeth Birkenmeier, who plays Bethany in Carter's play, The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider. Both have a connec...

05/23/2011

Happy Florida Stage birthday to Vanessa Rosen, our development diva!

05/20/2011

Fridays are now "dress like your favorite character from a Florida Stage play." I am dressed as Bethany Hanrahan from CHA-CHA. Who will you be?

05/19/2011

Today is rehearsal hall moving day. Full of sweat, dust, and donuts. Hidden gems discovered, including a signed poster from Carter W. Lewis's play WOMEN WHO STEAL.

05/18/2011

At today's talkback, an actor threw a question back at the audience. "What do YOU think the cha-cha of a camel spider is?" Well? What do you think it is?

05/18/2011

Mentor Lab was great last night. Rachel Chapnick, Philip Labes, and Hunter McConnell brought some great work, and we were deeply entertained by the acting chops of Florida Stage staffers Andrew Rosendorf and Robert Goodrich.

05/17/2011

We're only an hour away from Mentor Lab: can't wait to hear what these young playwrights have to share this year.

05/14/2011

Get ready for Mentor Lab! The PBC's best young playwrights featured at Florida Stage on Tues at 7pm.

05/14/2011

Get ready for Mentor Lab! The PBC's best young playwrights featured at Florida Stage on Tues at 7pm.

Check out the Gen Z 2011 performances from Monday night. The video is in 4 parts, and it's definitely worth watching.
05/13/2011
Gen Z 2011 Performance (Part 1 of 4)

Check out the Gen Z 2011 performances from Monday night. The video is in 4 parts, and it's definitely worth watching.

Gen Z Global Stage is designed to cultivate a web dialogue among young artists across the globe, as well as facilitate and explore the future of artistic collaboration...

05/11/2011

In honor of CHA-CHA, we want to know your favorite Led Zeppelin song...

05/09/2011

Gen Z tonight at 7pm in the Rinker Playhouse! See Dreyfoos students connect with their peers from around the world.

Happy CHA-CHA Opening Night!
05/06/2011
Camel Spider

Happy CHA-CHA Opening Night!

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05/04/2011

First preview of The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider is tonight at 7:30! Now you can check in to Florida Stage on Facebook when you get here!

05/04/2011

Went to visit the scene shop today: it's an amazing place. The entire admin staff needs to take a field trip over there soon.

Shedding some light on the title (and possibly causing nightmares)...
05/03/2011
Egyptian Giant Solpugids (Camel Spiders)

Shedding some light on the title (and possibly causing nightmares)...

Learn all you wanted to know about Egyptian giant solpugids (camel spiders) with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from National Geographic.

Backstage Pass: The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider
05/02/2011
Backstage Pass: The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider

Backstage Pass: The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider

Finally, a chance to figure out what this title means! Watch what the actors have to say about this brilliant new play by Carter W. Lewis. The Cha-Cha of a C...

05/02/2011

Just heard that CHA-CHA playwright Carter W. Lewis returns today! YAY!

05/01/2011

If your idea of mother/daughter bonding = corporate vandalism, arguing with kidnappers, & ‘righting the wrongs of the evil empire,’ then we have the show for you! Bring your mom to CHA-CHA on Mother's Day!

Birthday cake...
04/28/2011

Birthday cake...

04/28/2011

It's a happy Florida Stage birthday to Jim Gibbons, our Scene Shop Foreman!

04/28/2011

In CHA-CHA, Bethany says she wants to be "Sylvia Plath with a megaphone." Who's your favorite poet?

Some "hard at work" photos of our production staff and interns as they load in The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider. (Feel free...
04/27/2011

Some "hard at work" photos of our production staff and interns as they load in The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider. (Feel free to tag yourselves in the photos!)

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Tom has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Geva Theatre Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Flat Rock Playhouse, and Blowing Rock Stage Company. In Florida he has appeared at Zoetic Stage, Actors' Playhouse, GableStage, City Theatre, Miami New Drama, The Vanguard, Red Barn Theatre KW, Waterfront Playhouse, Caldwell Theatre Company, Florida Stage, and Mosaic Theatre. Tom was last seen at PBD in 'Billy and Me'. Film and TV credits include 'New in Town' with Renee Zellweger, 'Ace Ventura', 'Plato’s Run', 'Big City Blues', 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', and recurring guest star in the role of Hunt Pelham on ABC’s 'Moon over Miami'. Tom is a recipient of Carbonell Awards, Inc., Silver Palm Awards, and Curtain Up awards and a proud union member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
Cast Spotlight on Elizabeth Dimon. See her in World Premiere - Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough December 6 - January 5. Get your tickets now at palmbeachdramaworks.org

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Elizabeth is proud to bring to life this story of the great Gertrude Berg, and of this dark and shameful time in American history. Beth has been a long-time actor with PBD, dating back to the old Banyan space. Other credits here include The House of Blue Leaves, 'The Spitfire Grill', 'The Cripple of Inishmann', 'Picnic', 'Our Town', 'Dividing the Estate', 'Exit the King', 'All My Sons', 'Copenhagen', 'Souvenir', 'Berlin to Broadway', and 'The Dresser'. Beth has worked in South Florida since 1990 and is happy to call Lake Worth, Florida home. She has won four Carbonell Awards, Inc.: for 'Souvenir' at PBD, 'Billy Elliot' at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' at Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, and 'Quills' at Florida Stage. Beth was associated with Florida Stage and Caldwell Theatre Company for over 25 years and has been proudly working as a union actor all around Florida, in theatres including Actors' Playhouse, Key West Theater Festival, The Women's Theatre Project, Jupiter Dinner Theatre, Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre Training, Theatre West, Mosaic Theatre, American Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Pirate Playhouse, TheatreZone and Gulfshore Playhouse. After 'Ordinary Americans' closes here, Beth continues playing Gertrude at GableStage and then appears in the classic 'Suddenly Last Summer' at Island City Stage. She teaches acting both at PBD and at the Lake Worth Playhouse and was delighted to assist Gary Cadwallader this past summer in theAcademy@pbd production of Edges. Beth is also a resident artist of The Dramaworkshop.