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Thirsty Thursday: That Shit’s Expensive!

Be warned! I’ll be filling this page with quite a few things inspired by Todrick Hall’s Straight Outta Oz, including a full review once it has been published in the Baum Bugle.  Meanwhile, here is one of my favorite songs from his full length video album.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Building Furniture On Acid

Wow. As if each activity is not mind-bending enough, this video shows a couple attempting to put together an Ikea chest of drawers while tripping. Hikea Productions hopes to “document the experiences of regular people—high on drugs like LSD or magic mushrooms—attempting to build well-priced furniture.”
Um.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Sunshine City, Free Reading Monday!

A reading of SUNSHINE CITY, book/lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson and lyrics/music by Tom Sivak will be held at the Palladium Theatre on September 21 at 7:00 pm. Supported by a grant from the St. Peterburg Arts Alliance, Sunshine City, The Musical will be sung and read by at The Palladium Side Door, which has donated space for the readings.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Dismaland

OK.  Now for escaping escapism. An anonymous street artist named Banksy won’t show his face, but he will show the true face of theme park fantasy lands for what they are.  Do you feel sick when you enter our modern playgrounds? … Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Dramatists Guild Scolds Insulting Call for Plays

In light of the controversy surrounding the submission process for Words Players Theater in Rochester, MN, the Dramatists Guild of America president, Doug Wright, wrote a response to the director Daved Driscoll.

Early last week, Donna Hoke, the Guild Regional Rep for Western New York, wrote a blog post lambasting the Words Players Theater for their egregious submission guidelines.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Nudity on Stage

Do you want to see naked actors? Does nudity help or hinder art? Here are some views on the subject from NYC Playwrights. My personal opinion?  If the shoe fits …

Nude is Good for Broadway Box Office

That Radcliffe did the play in London last year and opened last week on Broadway in a transfer of that production would be news enough insofar as the star of one of the most successful franchises in film history is performing live on stage, in the flesh.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: 3 Gay Guys Reading in Ft. Lauderdale

ISLAND CITY STAGE invites you to attend a FREE reading of 3 Gay Guys, a new play by Dewey Davis-Thompson, at Empire Stage 1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale on Monday, June 29 at 7pm.
What happens in a three way relationship, and how does it fit in with the new model of gay marriage? Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: CityWrights 2015

City Theatre’s groundbreaking CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights, will take place from June 25 – 28, 2015 at the EPIC Hotel in Miami. This convocation of playwrights continues to grow as a nationally recognized event that puts South Florida center stage as a cultural destination for theatre  professionals.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Tonys Dis Dramatists?

Why does the broadcast of the Tony Awards fail to celebrate playwrights, those who start the entire process and “face down the blank page”?  The new president of the Dramatists Guild of America wrote this letter to CBS, asking why commercial breaks preempted honoring the all-female writing team to take home awards for Best Score, Best Book and, ultimately, Best Musical.… Read the rest