Tigertail Productions’ 2012-2013 season features the group’s distinctive mix of adventurous contemporary dance, unusual literary events, and creative parties. It starts with a free kick-off party on Oct. 10 at the Wynwood Walls, with live Brazilian forro and Spanish flamenco music and guest performers.
Dance offerings include Niicugni (Listen) an installation/dance performance by Emily Johnson inspired by her Alaskan-Indian heritage, with fish-skin lanterns and live music on March 22 and 23 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium On-Stage Black Box. Also on tap is a performance by the fiercely sensual and adventurous Montreal-based Compagnie Marie Chouinard on April 12 and 13 at Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre.
There will be several showcases and events in Tigertail’s long-running WordSpeak program, which brings poets and writers to work with talented Miami-Dade teens on performances, slams and publishing projects, on various dates in December, January and March. And the highlight of the musical offerings is a rare appearance by the funk-jazz-blues experimentalist James Blood Ulmer Trio on Nov. 17 at the Colony.
For a complete schedule, information and tickets, go to www.tigertail.org.
Another art fair has joined the Art Basel Miami Beach satellite crowd.
The latest addition, Untitled., is planned for the sand at Ocean Drive and 13th Street. It will be held in a temporary structure from Dec. 5-9.
Omar Lopez-Chahoud, a New York curator, will be the artistic director. Former Miami art Museum director Terence Riley is also involved, as a partner in the architecture firm, K/R, which will design the venue.
The fair will focus on international living artists, emphasizing emerging and mid-career contemporary art.
More information is online at www.art-untitled.com.
Zev Buffman, who played a huge role in shaping South Florida theater from his 1962 producing debut at the Coconut Grove Playhouse to his 1988 departure after building a touring Broadway empire, is dipping his toes back into the theater market here. From Jan. 15-Feb. 3, 2013, the Buffman-produced show Agatha Christie’s The BBC Murders will play Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse as part of the Broadway Across America subscription season. The Parker, you may remember, is the place where Buffman persuaded Elizabeth Taylor to make her stage debut in his production of The Little Foxes.
The producer is holding auditions for the show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the Abdo New River Room in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Already cast in the show are Gary Sandy, Phil Proctor, David Osmond, Melinda Peterson and Amy Walker. Sixteen actors and musicians will perform the four plays that make up the evening: Three Blind Mice, The Yellow Iris, Butter in a Lordly Dish and Personal Call. Union and non-union actors can audition. For more info, visit http://bbcmurdermysterytour.com/talent/auditions.
City Theatre is seeking award-worthy short plays via its National Award for Short Playwriting competition. The winning play will be produced in the 2013 edition of the Summer Shorts Festival, and the playwright will get expenses paid to participate in the annual CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights. Scripts will be accepted from Aug. 15 to Oct. 31 only, and each writer can submit just one.
Plays should be a maximum of 10 pages, with each page numbered. Previously produced works are eligible, but a production history must be included; longer plays, children’s works and previously submitted plays won’t be considered. Manuscripts must be typed and bound or stapled, and writers must provide name, address, phone number and email address. Electronic submission is also acceptable. No plays will be returned. Send plays to Susan Westfall, Literary Director, City Theatre, 444 Brickell Ave., Suite 229, Miami, FL 33131. Send email to Susan@citytheatre.com.
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