Congratulations to Zoetic Stage’s 2013 Carbonell Award Winners:
(Best New Work, MOSCOW)
(Best Actor, I AM MY OWN WIFE)
Maria Elena Garcia
(Best Supporting Actress, MOSCOW)
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.”
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
In its first full season (and first year of eligibility), Zoetic Stage has been honored with three Carbonell Award nominations:
Best Director, CAPTIVA
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
Barry Tarallo, Best Ensemble, THE IRISH CURSE, Mosaic Theatre
Nick Duckart: Best Ensemble, MASKED, GableStage
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.”
Bill Hirschman, FLORIDA THEATRE ONSTAGE
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
producton of SOUTH BEACH BABYLON
Barry Tarallo (center) in Mosaic Theatre’s production
of THE IRISH CURSE
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.
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:
Stuart Meltzer^* will direct:
Amy Ioné Alvarado,
Todd Allen Durkin,^
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
* Zoetic Company Member.
^ Member of Actor’s Equity Association.
A key part of Zoetic Stage’s mission is to collaborate with, and showcase, the talents of local artists as we did with choreographer, Rosie Herrera, and performance artist, Octavio Campos, in our inaugural production of Michael McKeever’s SOUTH BEACH BABYLON. So we’re thrilled to be using music from another local artist, Miami-based Jazz composer, Peter J. Yanowitch, in parts of this season’s first production, the world premiere of CAPTIVA by Christopher Demos-Brown.
Music plays an important role in CAPTIVA. The characters make frequent reference to it and musical interludes will help set the tone for the play. Peter’s exquisitely melodic yet inventive jazz compositions have a depth and emotional subtlety that make his music a perfect match for CAPTIVA and we’ll be using Peter’s songs for several music interludes.
Peter’s discography includes “Getting There,” “Truer Words,” and “Harmoniam,” featuring New York City Jazz saxophone and flugelhorn player Ron Horton (recorded at Bennett Studios in Englewood, New Jersey). His most recent CD–which he co-wrote with Wendy Pedersen and the Miami-based Jazz pianist Jim Gasior–is titled “Boy Meets Girl.” This CD also features such internationally renowned musicians as flugelhorn player Arturo Sandoval and the Jazz saxophonist Ed Calle.
Peter’s music has been featured on Miami Jazz radio station WDNA 88.9 FM and all of his recordings are available at cdbaby.com and through iTunes Music Store. His music has also been performed to acclaim in the very Carnival Studio Theater at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts where CAPTIVA will premiere.
Here’s a link to one of our favorite of Peter’s songs–a song he dedicated to his wife, Erin, and recorded in The Carnival Studio Theater–as performed by Peter himself (on piano): Erin’s Song.