Our First Second Production!

Written By: zoeticblog - Jul• 30•13

A big part of our mission at Zoetic Stage is to create new work that endures.  So we’re proud to announce our first “second production.”  SOUTH BEACH BABYLON, our company’s inaugural play, is currently receiving a beautiful– and strikingly different– production at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.  The reviews have been excellent!


Playwright, and ZOETIC STAGE co-founder, Michael McKeever with casts and crews of SOUTH BEACH BABYLON











November, 2010
ZOETIC STAGE production

Zoetic Stage Earns 3 Carbonell Awards in 2nd Full Season

Written By: zoeticblog - Apr• 02•13

Congratulations to Zoetic Stage’s 2013 Carbonell Award Winners:

Michael McKeever
(Best New Work, MOSCOW)

Tom Wahl
(Best Actor, I AM MY OWN WIFE)

Maria Elena Garcia
(Best Supporting Actress, MOSCOW)

Silver Palm Awards

Written By: zoeticblog - Nov• 02•12









Zoetic Stage congratulates all of South Florida’s 2012 Silver Palm Award recipients,
especially our Zoetic Stage family members:

Zoetic Co-Founder and Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer for his consistently outstanding work as Zoetic Stage Resident Director.
Zoetic Co-Founder & playwright Christopher Demos-Brown for his play CAPTIVA.
Zoetic Co-Founder & playwright Michael McKeever for his play MOSCOW.
• Actor Todd Allen Durkin for his work including CAPTIVA.


*The Silver Palm Awards are given by a committee of journalists who cover South Florida Theatre.  There are no categories or nominations; the committee gives awards based strictly on ”Outstanding Contribution[s] to the [preceding] South Florida Theatre Season.”

MOSCOW Rehearsals Begin!

Written By: zoeticblog - Mar• 10•12

Rehearsals have begun for MOSCOW, which opens on March 29th.
For tickets and showtimes, click here.

Below are some photos of Zoetic Stage ensemble members in rehearsal:









(Clockwise from the Left)  Lela Elam, Jorge Restrepo,
Michael McKeever, Stuart Meltzer, Margery Lowe,
and Elena Garcia









(Clockwise from the Left)  Lela Elam, Luis Restrepo,
Michael McKeever, Stuart Meltzer, and Tom Wahl









(Left to Right)  Margery Lowe, Irene Adjan
Tom Wahl, and Elena Garcia


Zoetic Stage Receives 3 Carbonell Award Nominations in its First Full Season

Written By: zoeticblog - Jan• 16•12

In its first full season (and first year of eligibility), Zoetic Stage has been honored with three Carbonell Award nominations:

Stuart Meltzer
Best Director, CAPTIVA

Christopher Demos-Brown
Best New Work, CAPTIVA

Todd Allen Durkin
Best Supporting Actor, CAPTIVA


The Carbonell Award


Zoetic Stage also congratulates ensemble members who were nominated for Carbonell Awards at other South Florida theatres:

Michael McKeever:  Best New Work, STUFF, Caldwell Theatre Company

Laura Turnbull:  Best Actress in a Play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Actors’ Playhouse and Best Supporting Actress in a Play, Lombardi, Mosaic Theatre

Barry Tarallo, Best Ensemble, THE IRISH CURSE, Mosaic Theatre

Nick Duckart:  Best Ensemble, MASKED, GableStage

Santaland Diaries Opens!

Written By: zoeticblog - Dec• 10•11

Zoetic Stage’s production of THE SANTALAND DIARIES opened last night and runs through December 23rd.  Don’t miss it!

Click HERE for tickets.


“Michael McKeever… is inspired casting.”

“Under Stuart Meltzer’s direction, McKeever delivers these grievances with a weary twinkle that enlists our sympathy as well as our laughter.”

“If you’re already overdosing on too much tinsel and powdered sugar, SANTALAND is the antidote to the holiday insulin shock.”


Michael McKeever in the ZOETIC STAGE production of SANTALAND DIARIES


Congratulations Michael McKeever and Barry Tarallo!

Written By: zoeticblog - Nov• 08•11

Zoetic Stage congratulates company members Michael McKeever and Barry Tarallo, winners of 2011 Silver Palm Awards.

Michael was recognized for writing two outstanding new plays: SOUTH BEACH BABYLON  (produced by Zoetic Stage) and STUFF (produced by The Caldwell Theatre).

Barry was recognized as an ensemble member in Mosaic Theatre’s production of THE IRISH CURSE.











Michael McKeever (lower left) in the Zoetic Stage








Barry Tarallo (center) in Mosaic Theatre’s production





Zoetic Stage Thanks Restaurant Partner Chef Michelle Bernstein

Written By: zoeticblog - Oct• 27•11

Zoetic Stage thanks Chef Michelle Bernstein for her generous support.  If you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite before the show (or anytime), check out one of her fabulous restuarants:  Michy’s, Sra. Martinez, or Crumb on Parchment.  Click on the logos below for more information about Chef Michelle Bernstein and her renowned cuisine.







Zoetic Stage 2011-2012 Season: “Elevator Speeches”

Written By: zoeticblog - Oct• 25•11

Want a quick rundown of our 2012-2011 season? 


Click on the title or picture below to see a brief “elevator speech” by someone associated with each show(click here for tickets):

Playwright, Christopher Demos-Brown tells you about CAPTIVA:





   Actor, Michael McKeever on THE SANTALAND DIARIES:





    Director, Stuart Meltzer, talks about MOSCOW:





CAPTIVA — Cast, Design Team & Rehearsals

Written By: zoeticblog - Oct• 12•11

We’ve begun rehearals for our our first production of the 2011-2012 Season–Christopher Demos-Brown’s* CAPTIVA– and we’ve put together an exceptional team.

Stuart Meltzer^* will direct:

Amy Ioné Alvarado,
Barbara Bradshaw,^
Kati Brazda,^
Todd Allen Durkin,^
Amy McKenna,^*
Nicholas Richberg,^
and Bill Schwartz.^


Amy London^* is Production Stage Manager,
Sean McClelland will design the set,
and Patrick Tennent is our lighting designer.

Costumes by Kerry Shiller and
Properties by Jodi Dellaventura.

The show runs November 3rd – 20th at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts/Ziff Ballet-Opera House in the Carnival Studio Theatre as part of The Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series.

To purchase tickets, visit: http://arshtcenter.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=10258


CAPTIVA--First Rehearsal

* Zoetic Company Member.
^ Member of Actor’s Equity Association.