City Theatre presents a free ‘Taste of Summer Shorts’ in the Lobby Lounge of Olympia Theater 3/4/15

City Theatre presents a free ‘Taste of Summer Shorts’ in the Lobby Lounge of Olympia Theater
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 – 06:30 pm –
suspicious2-1Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
174 E Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

City Theatre continues its 20th anniversary celebration with In the Lobby Lounge . . . City Theatre!, a special program presented by City Theatre and the Olympia Theater that features six directed readings of short plays that are in consideration for future production and/or are part of the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. This one-night-only free event takes place on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Lobby Lounge of the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center.

Directed by City Theatre Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, In the Lobby Lounge . . . City Theatre! will give audiences a first-hand role in the process that scripts go through on their way from page to stage. Audiences serve as critic and supporter, or even as actor, while also having a peek at what makes City Theatre a center for fresh, new works.

This year’s winning play of the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwrighting Contest is guaranteed a production in the 20th annual Summer Shorts Festival that will take place from June 4 – 28, 2015 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, along with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers. The playwright will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, royalties, and an invitation to Miami for the festival and to take part in the Citywrights: Professional Weekend for Playwrights from June 25 – 28, 2015.

The Olympia Theater’s “In the Lobby Lounge” series is sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, with grant funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

In the Lobby Lounge…City Theatre! is a free event that is open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the readings will start at 6:30 p.m. Cocktails will be available at the cash bar. Attendees are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
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