Sunday, December 04, 2011


Founding producing director, Louis Tyrrell, the spark plug who, for the last 24 years, built a startup into the nation's largest professional theater dedicated exclusively to producing new and emerging American plays, will soon make presentations at the Arts Garage, a multidisciplinary cultural hub on the ground floor of a Pineapple Grove parking lot in trendy downtown Delray, just off Atlantic Avenue.

The Theater at Arts Garage encompasses many arts covered by the Arts Garage, including music, dance and visual arts - a good partnership!  Starting event will be in February with a Master Playwright Series, four weekly play-readings/lectures on Tuesday evenings.  The New Play Festival will be unveiled in early March featuring readings of 6 evolving scripts, play writing workshops and a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marshal Norman.  With reduced space, productions will be smaller.  Tyrrell says that intimate theater "is the new normal."

A musical play, "Woody Sez" will be presented from March 16-April 8, based on the music of folk troubadour Wood Guthrie.  Those subscribers to Florida Stage left with canceled tickets when it closed, can use them for admission on a space-available basis.

Future plans include the opening of The Arts Warehouse in a 15,000 sq ft facility, not yet renovated, perhaps opening in 2014.

This is a "win-win," a great addition to Delray Beach's vibrant arts scene.

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