Shorts Gone Wild features South Florida based playwrights,  directors, and  actors exploring the social, personal and political issues at the heart of the South Florida LGBT and progressive communities. Shorts Gone Wild is a collaboration with City Theatre and Broward based theatre company, Island City Stage.  In it’s second season, the short plays bring comedic and provocative theater to Empire Stage August 7 – September 7, 2014.  City Theatre is a leading regional professional theatre with a growing national reputation for its unique niche and innovative programming. As one of only a few theatres in the nation, and the only theatre in Florida primarily invested in the short play genre, City Theatre’s programming includes: the annual Summer Shorts Festivals; Shorts 4 Kids; City Reads for CityWrights; City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest; the CityWrights conference and Shorts Gone Wild.

 Audiences will be able to engage the art in real time through live twitter feeds at each performance. Select performances of Shorts Gone Wild will feature post show engagement discussions with the cast and community leaders. And just to keep the actors on their toes, the audience decides what play comes next in the evening. It is fine theatre that features brand new never performed plays from local playwrights up close in South Florida. Shorts Gone Wild proved to be cutting edge when the South Florida Theatre League selected City Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director and Island City Stage’s Andy Rogow for the 2013 Silver Palm Award for Theatrical Excellence for their creation of Shorts Gone Wild. This production was also named the outstanding LGBT Theatre piece of the 2013 season.

The project is on www.power2give.org/broward seeking donations. The cycle will end on Monday so give now to support local theater in our community. Contact Robyn Vegas, Program Coordinator at rvegas@bfabroward.org.