Miami Beach Regional Library Hosts Playwright-In-Residence Program
MIAMI BEACH REGIONAL LIBRARY HOSTS PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
– Six week course geared for teens 13-18 –
(MIAMI, MAY 22, 2013) – The Miami Beach Regional Library – 227 22nd Street – will be hosting an exciting six-week playwriting course for teens ages, 13-18. The course runs each Monday from 4 - 7 p.m. beginning July 15 through August 19. Pre-registration and photo identification is required. Registration opens June 10. Participants must be able to attend all six sessions.
Led by playwrights, Mark Della Ventura and David Michael Sirois, the course will introduce the craft of playwriting and explore the creative art of the playwright. The approach will include experimental writing and analysis of the fundamentals and elements of play structure. The series will culminate with a showcase event.
This program is made possible by the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Department. For more information, contact the Miami Beach Regional Library at 305.535.4219.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS
David Michael Sirois wrote and directed his first play, 3 for Lunch, at Broward College in Davie, Florida and was awarded the Broward College Hall of Distinction Alumni Merit Award. Sirois was a finalist in both the 10-minute play and the short play categories at the Kennedy Center Playwriting Competition. His one acts were produced off-off Broadway and in North Carolina. His critically acclaimed, Off Center of Nowhere, was nominated for the South Florida Carbonell Award. His first world premiere, Brothers Beckett, was produced at Alliance Theatre Lab and was nominated for three Carbonell Awards and has won the Miami New Times Best New Play Award for 2011, Best of MiamiArtzine, Best of Florida Theatre on Stage, The Silver Palm and was recommended for the ATCA / Steinberg Award. Brother Beckett has also been produced at the prestigious Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, and at Black Fox Theatre in Chicago.
Mark Della Ventura has performed off-off Broadway in the Harvest One-Act Festival with Variations Theatre Group (Awarded "Best Actor") and was honored with a 2011 Carbonell nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his work in Brothers Beckett at The Alliance Theatre Lab. He has performed at the Actor's Playhouse, GableStage, New Theatre, City Theatre, The Promethean Theatre, Naked Stage, Slow Burn Theatre Company and Muse Theatre Company. He is a BFA graduate from New World School of the Arts and a proud ensemble member of The Alliance Theatre Lab.
Victoria Galan – Public Affairs Officer