Playwright’s Forum and Masterclass Series with Nilo Cruz
Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, is once again hosting this event where playwrights can share their newest works in staged readings and get feedback from a post-performance discussion with the audience. First up Oct. 6-8 is Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Criz (“Anna in the Tropics”), who will have three of his latest works read and will conduct a master class. The series will continue Oct. 13 with Vanessa Garcia, Oct. 27 with Tammy Ryan and Nov. 3 with Steven Dietz.
When: Oct. 6-8, with additional events Oct. 13, 27 and Nov. 3; various times
Where: Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
Cost: The readings cost $20, while admission to the master class is $30. All Cruz events are available for a package price of $75. All playwright events are available for a package price of $180.
Contact: 561-297-6124 or FAUEvents.com Florida will open its 20th season with a performance titled “Latin Bravura,” a staging of four ballets with Latin themes. “Nuestros Valses” is by Venezuelan choreographer Vicente Nebrada and set to music by 19th century Venezuelan composers Ramón Delgado Palacios and Teresa Carreño. “Viva España” is by Vladmimir Issaev, the company’s artistic director, and set to music by Massenet. The ballet is based on the “El Cid” story. “Danzon” is by choreographer Yanis Pikieris, with music by Mexican composer Alberto Marquez. Finally, the program will include a work in progress by Issaev based on the movie “Vertigo,” with a libretto by Balasar Santiago Martin. The adagio will feature prima ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya and Kazuya Arima.
When: Oct. 7-8 in Aventura, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Oct. 14-15 in Fort Lauderdale, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St. (Oct. 7-8); Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale (Oct. 14-15) Cost: $35 Contact: 954-462-0222 (for all performances) or AventuraCenter.org or BrowardCenter.org