Key West Summer Stage continues with its new ‘Theatresymposium

Already proving to be one of the more popular events of its Key West Summer Stage, TheatreXP will host the final two segments of its new four-part TheatreSymposium on Tuesday and Friday this coming week as part of the ongoing events of Summer Stage.

As with the first two segments, the TheatreSymposium panel discussions will be at the Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St., and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Symposium features panel-led discussions on specific areas of theater, including Directing, Scenic Design, Acting and Writing, and includes some of the best practitioners of each discipline in Key West.

“If you’ve ever sat in a theater and been amazed by what you’ve seen on stage, this is a great series of evenings for you,” said Bob Bowersox, founder of TheatreXP and co-producer of Summer Stage. “And conversely, if you’ve never been to a play, these interactive discussions will be a great way for you to introduce yourself to theater. We’ll be pulling back the curtain, so to speak, and let you peek behind it.”

On Tuesday, July 22, the Symposium continues with an evening focused on the mercurial art of Acting for the Stage, and will feature some of Key West’s top actors, including David Black, Laurie Breakwell, Tom Luna, Matt Hollis Hulsey and Quincy Perkins. The Acting panel will be moderated by Bowersox, himself an accomplished actor, who will lead the panelists through their processes, their joys, their terrors, and what is actually going through their minds while on stage. Expect to hear both poignant and hilarious anecdotes.

On Friday, July 25, the Symposium turns to the mysterious art of Writing for the Stage and will feature Key West writers who have emerged as the newest generation of playwrights in Key West, including Mark Watson, Gayla Morgan, Cathy Cafferty and Bowersox. The panel will be moderated by Quincy Perkins. Audiences will get a look into where these writers get their ideas, how they develop them, how they find character, voice, dialogue and action. Find out why the old adage, “Writing is easy…you just sit in front of the typewriter and wait for the beads of blood to form on your forehead” is so true.

“We’ll be encouraging the audience to join the discussions,” Bowersox said. “Questions and comments will be more than welcome. You can expect to hear some great stories about how the gears of theater actually work.”

For more information on the TheatreSymposium and all the Summer Stage events, visit or call TheatreXP at 302-540-6102.

Season Sponsors of the Key West Summer Stage 2014 are Royal Furniture, The Grand Café, KONKLife, and Design Group Key West.


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