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Phase Eight Theater Company Delivers Excellent Acting with Superb Direction and Performances Phase Eight brought the Jacksonville premiere of “Exit Strategy” to the stage on October 3, 2020 to an enthusiastic audience. The company, known for provocative productions, was founded several years ago by JaMario Stills, a Douglas Anderson School of the Arts graduate. He is currently pursuing an advanced degree in directorial studies at Brown University, and Kelby Siddons has agreed to accept the role of Managing Director during his absence. She is well known to theatre audiences as an actress, director, playwright, and teacher. And perhaps now, after …

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Players By The Sea Theatre, Worth & Lauren New Voices winners, New Voices Young Voices

Players By The Sea is Looking for New Voices

New Voices Program at PBTS Puts Important, Relevant Stories Into The World Players by the Sea is looking for new voices to participate in a year-long program designed to bring original works to the stage. Established in 2016, the was created as a vehicle to nurture and develop scripts by local playwrights. Now that theatres have gone dark during the pandemic, Players revived the program after a yearlong hiatus into a virtual platform “New Voices: Voices Unheard.” “I created the New Voices program as a way for to help nurture and elevate the voices of local playwrights. At that time, …

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Fantastic Interplay Between the Grown-Up Peter and Alice at Self Produced Theatre, Dual Critics Review, EU Jacksonville Newspaper

Fantastic Interplay Between the Grown-Up Peter and Alice at Self Produced Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: Peter and Alice Jacksonville’s is staging a four-performance run (August 23-24 and 30-31, with an 8:00 pm curtain) of John Logan’s Peter and Alice at St. Nicholas Park Christian Church, located at 3226 Beach Boulevard. For additional information and tickets, see their Facebook page, visit selfproducedtheatre.com, or call 904-800-8568.  The production is a timely play for Jacksonville theater fans, due to the popularity of two related plays recently staged locally:  at and  at . Playwright and screenwriter John Logan, known for his James Bond films and author of the award-wining play Red (seven Tonys), has created a dramatization …

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TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN by Tennessee Williams_Christopher Watson, Photo by Caryl Butterly, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Actors Collective, ABET

New Theatre Group, Actors Collective, Partners with All Beaches Experimental Theatre for a Unique Experience

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW  The has joined in partnership with Actors Collective, one of Jacksonville’s newest theatre groups, to present a unique theatre experience during June 29 – July 7, 2019. The full name of the production is One by Tenn Plus Eight: Short Stories for the Stage, and brings multiple theatrical stories to life. Actors Collective (www.ActorsCollective.com) was founded by , who directed the show. Of note, she spent over twenty years immersed in New York’s theatre scene in roles that included producer, director, and actor. She returned to Jacksonville several years ago and has directed a number of …

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Two Young Promising Playwrights Bring their Scripts to Life with Players By The Sea’s New Voices Program

A Dual Critics Review opened the third edition of New Voices on June 7th at their theatre in with the staging of the world premiere of two one-act plays, running through June 16, 2019. The performances were sponsored by and Troy Spurlin. is a unique educational program designed to support selected new playwrights and involves a lengthy process which provides the writers with the support of a dramaturg, a director, actors, and other theatre-related resources. The current staging is the third time we have had the pleasure of reviewing the results, which included the premier of Madame Bonaparte by , Sentences by …

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ABET, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Alice in Wonderland, Photo by Susan Roche,

Alice in Wonderland is a Fantasy with Music at All Beaches Experimental Theatre

A DUAL CRITICS ABET THEATER REVIEW The opened Alice in Wonderland on May 10 at 544 Atlantic Boulevard in . The show, sponsored by The Mary E. Haverty Foundation and John and Beverly Johnson, runs through May 26, 2019. Visit abettheatre.com or call 249-7177 for additional information and reservations. The book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was written by Charles Dodson and published in 1865 under the pen name of Lewis Carroll. The book became a publishing sensation; Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde were avid fans. It has never been out of print, has been published in over ninety languages, and continues …

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Food of Love, Phase Eight Theatre

Hungry For Interesting Theatre: Phase Eight Brings “Food of Love” by Kelby Siddons to NOLA MOCA

A DUAL CRITICS PHASE EIGHT THEATRE COMPANY REVIEW For those hungry for interesting theatre, the in is the place to have been on April 5th, where Food of Love, ’s latest play, was staged in , the on-site cafe. A second (sold-out) performance is scheduled for April 11th. Founder and director of the Phase Eight Theatre, , has produced many provocative and interesting plays, but Food of Love is unique; it’s the first time food has been a major component. Playwright Kelby is a full-time educator who finds time in private life to become involved in many theatre projects. She is …

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Silent Sky, Theatre Jacksonville

Silent Sky at Theatre Jacksonville: One of the Most Thought-Provoking Plays of the Year

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW   Theatre Jacksonville opened its first play of 2019 with Laure Gunderson’s “Silent Sky,” sponsored by Delores Barr Weaver’s Forever Event Fund.  It will run through January 27, 2019. The theatre is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard, in Jacksonville, Florida. Visit theatrejax.com for additional information or call 904-396-4425 for reservations. “Silent Sky” is one of the most thought-provoking plays of the year. Good theatre has the responsibility to educate as well as to entertain, and the play is based on a historical character and her amazing accomplishments. “Silent Sky” is a history lesson shared so …

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Avoid The Splash Zone: 'Pontypool' at Players By The Sea

THEATRE REVIEW: Ridin’ Out The Storm in ‘PONTYPOOL” at Players by the Sea

Looking around the Players by the Sea Studio Theatre ahead of the opening of its new psychological thriller “Pontypool,” the anticipation for what was to come was building. audiences were warned that there was no intermission and once seated, there was nothing to do but ride out the storm. Set in a fictional Florida town of Pontypool, reworked to bring the destination south from Canada to Jacksonville. The script was edited by local playwright extraordinaire with permission from author Tony Burgess to change the original snowstorm to hurricane – a force of nature all Floridians can relate to and following …

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Avoid The Splash Zone: 'Pontypool' at Players By The Sea

Avoid The Splash Zone: ‘Pontypool’ at Players By The Sea

Players by the Sea is storming its studio stage with an immersive psychological thriller designed to captivate audiences in real time. “Pontypool” tells the story of a massive storm that causes the townspeople to develop strange speech patterns and commit horrific acts of violence. The hour-long show has no intermission. Once the audience is seated and the virus takes hold, there is nothing to do but ride out the storm. “” opens Oct 26 with an original art exhibit entitled “Verba” by on display in the lobby. The featured works are inspired by the production. The production runs through Nov. …

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