Short Attention Span Theatre: Key West Edition
Directed by Juliet Gray and Mike Marrero
A Night of Short Plays Set in and Around Key West!
Short Attention Span? No Problem!
Short Attention Span Theatre: Key West Edition is just as it sounds: a high-octane evening of short plays and sketches featuring talented local performers. Producers Juliet Gray and Mike Marrero have teamed up with the Red Barn Theatre to create this exciting evening at the theatre in which everything takes place in and around Key West.
Marrero and Gray spent months choosing the plays from submissions from writers around the country. “All together, these plays really make a complete evening,” says Gray. “Some are touching, some are just pure fun, some are disturbing… there is just something for everyone.” The plays include world premieres by playwrights Jonathan Bernstein and Michael McKeever as well as a selection by Rolin Jones, the executive producer of the hit NBC show Smash.
The main Short Attention Span Acting Company plays various roles in the short plays. “We chose actors who are versatile and have many different skills. We are lucky to have found this great group of performers here in Key West,” says Marrero. The acting company consists of: Kyle Caskey, Carolyn Cooper, Denis Hyland, Erin McKenna, Annie Miners, Chad Newman, David L. Sloan and Elizabeth Weinstock.
While the entire evening is directed by Gray and Marrero, other directors fill in on some of the short plays. This year’s shorts director lineup features: Juliet Gray, author, producer, director and co-founder of The Performing Arts Project, Chad Newman, actor and Emmy award-winning co-owner of Digital Island Media, Mike Marrero, director, filmmaker, award-winning photographer and co-owner of ArtSpace, Gary McDonald, technical director and co-founder of the Red Barn Theatre, Jack McDonald, accomplished artist and longtime lighting director and stage manager at the Barn, and Rebecca Tomlinson, artist, professor and director of the smash hit “Women Who Steal” at the Barn.April 24 – May 12, 2012