Free Playwright Readings

Sunday, 6/5/2011

11 am - 7 pm
Visitor Center Exhibit Hall; free and open to the public. 

See three new plays before they reach the stage on Sunday, June 5th, from 11 am to 7 pm, at the Deering Estate at Cutler! For the past two years, playwrights Chris Demos-Brown, Andie Arthur, and Michael Yawney have each been working on creating new plays from scratch - under the instruction of nationally renowned master playwright Kenny Finkle - as part of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Playwright Development Program. 

The schedule for the Readings is as follows:

WRONGFUL DEATH by Chris Demos-Brown
11 am to 1 pm
A jaded personal injury lawyer fights for the case of her life in a play that examines the weird ways the American civil justice system values human life.
(Invitation Only)

OUTCASTS OF EDEN by Andie Arthur
2 pm to 4 pm
In 1637, Mary Dyer has left the only home she has ever known to come to a New Eden in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where she befriends and follows outlaw preacher, Anne Hutchinson. As Hutchinson's preaching tears the colony apart, will Mary follow her heart or her community?

IT FEELS GOOD by Michael Yawney
5 pm to 7 pm
(Adult Content)

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Playwright Development Program is a series of two-day workshops conducted by nationally-renowned playwrights in conjunction with the Theatre League of South Florida and The Deering Estate at Cutler. Started in 2001, the program is designed to provide intensive support for cultivating new work from Miami’s growing and diverse community of playwrights. It has successfully served as an incubator for new works that frequently go on to be produced by major theaters, including Susan Westfall’s “The Boy from Russia” by Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables and Juan Sanchez’s “Buck Fever” by Promethean Theatre in Miami. For more information on the annual Playwright Development Program, please visit or call Adriana Perez (305) 375 – 5019.

The South Florida Theatre League is an alliance of theatrical organizations and professionals dedicated to nurturing, promoting and advocating for the growth and prestige of the South Florida theatre industry. Since 2001, SFTL has been administering the Playwright Development Program in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.