Digital Showcase to stream live, benefit performers in Central Florida

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Three of Central Florida’s most well-known theatrical collaborators are teaming up with Watermark to present an online benefit showcase to help raise funds for Central Florida performers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Director and Tony Award-winning producer Kenny Howard; composer and musician Rich Charron; and playwright, lyricist and producer Michael Wanzie — in conjunction with Watermark Publishing Group — will present “Social Distancing Showcase: Out of Work Performers Performing Outside of Work to Benefit Out of Work Performers,” streaming live on YouTube April 4 from 8-10 p.m. EST.

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University of Tampa alum premieres drag and LGBTQ-centric play in St. Petersburg

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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ST. PETERSBURG | STUN, a new play by Jordan K. Stovall centering on LGBTQ culture, held its first public reading at SubCentral at the Iberian Rooster in St. Petersburg Sept. 20.

The play, which was presented to the public in its entirety for the first time since its development at the Hamilton Project at the Barn Arts Collective in Maine, follows the story of four drag personas. Matthew McGee, Zachary Hines, Ricky Cona and Siobhan Monique brought Charmaine, Honey Pot, Misty Tension and Chastity to life for attendees, navigating “the polarizing labyrinth of family, gender, approval and self-actualization.”

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