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Free playwright reading at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (December 07, 2015)

Lost Girls Theatre Company, Co-Artistic Directors Andie Arthur and Katherine Siegel, present script in hand readings of plays by emerging playwrights at the Deering Estate. On Monday, December 14, at 8:00 pm, be a part of the first public reading of the brand new play "Juliet among the Changelings" by Andie Arthur. The reading will be directed by Steven Chambers and will feature Ashley Chang, Merry Jo Cortada, Sandi Stock, and Krystal Valdes. Please note that the playwright readings may contain mature subject matter.

About: "Juliet among the Changelings" by Andie Arthur
When she was a baby, Juliet’s mother gave her up to a magical creature for everything her heart desired. At 17 years old, Juliet has spent her entire life torn between two worlds – the normal mundane world of school and the magical world of the women who raised her. Now Lavinia, one of the changelings that raised her, has a plan to get back to the fairy world. Except Juliet isn’t entirely sure she wants to go – because her friend, the foul-mouthed rebel Miranda has a plan for her to find her birth mother. Before the Winter Solstice, Juliet must figure out who she really is – human, fairy, or something else.

Andie Arthur’s "Juliet Among the Changelings" explores issues of identity in adolescence through Celtic myths about changelings and fairies, specifically drawing from the Scottish Ballad Tam Lin.

The event is part of a Playwright Project Residency as well as a part of annual Theatre Lab Programming at the Deering Estate located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. The Visitor Center Theatre and parking lot are located at the end of SW 168th, east of Old Cutler Road in Palmetto Bay.  The event is free and open to the public.

Additional playwright readings:

FEBRUARY 8 / Monday 8:00 pm
“Dreams of the Penny Gods” by Callie Kimball

APRIL 11 / Monday 8:00 pm
Program to be announced

JUNE 13 / Monday 8:00 pm
“Faust: A Gay Romantic Comedy” by Vyvian Figueredo

Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the South Florida Theatre League, and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About Lost Girls Theatre Company
On a mission to recreate a sense of wonder, Lost Girls Theatre focuses on highly visual storytelling that addresses modern concerns through the lens of classical themes and pop culture. Co-Artistic Directors Andie Arthur and Katherine Siegel strive to bring the excitement of unique and original theatrical performances to audiences both young and young at heart.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover more history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate! For more information, visit www.deeringestate.org.