Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project 2013!!!

We are proud to present:

The Naked Stage's Theatre Project 2013!
Fundraiser at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Monday, October 28th at 8 p.m.


How does it work?

At 7 p.m., on Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 8 playwrights will gather at Palm Beach Dramaworks and select a theme from which they must each write a short play to be staged, rehearsed and performed the next day -- just 24 hours later! At sunrise on Monday, October 28th, their randomly distributed actors, directors and stage managers arrive and spend the entire day bringing the writers’ work to life. A process that usually takes weeks! That night, at 8 p.m., an audience will gather to see . . . well, we have no idea what they're going to see, actually!

It’s like the entire creative theatrical process on SPEED!

This one-night event is coordinated by Naked Stage Artistic Director, Katherine Amadeo, and features many of South Florida’s TOP actors, directors and playwrights, such as:

Adalberto Acevedo, Irene Adjan, Alex Alvarez, Andie Arthur, Tracey Barrow-Schoenblatt, Sally Bondi, Cliff Burgess, Clay Cartland, Clive Cholerton, Natalia Coego, Dave Corey, Christopher Demos-Brown, Nick Duckart, Kim Ehly, Lela Elam, Jessica Farr, Tony Finstrom, Lindsey Forgey, Desmond Gallant, Patti Gardner, Nanique Gheridian, David Hemphill, Laura Hodos, Kenneth Kay, Michael Leeds, Wayne LeGette, Dan Leonard, Noah Levine, Margery Lowe, John Manzelli, Amy McKenna, Michael McKeever, Stuart Meltzer, Marj O'Neill-Butler, Leland Patton, Nicholas Richberg, Andy Rogow, George Schiavone, Deborah L. Sherman, Adam Simpson, Kim St. Leon, Karen Stephens, Shane Tanner, Pierre Tannous, Barry Tarallo, Paul Tei and more!

(Participant list subject to change.)

Where will you be on October 28th?!

The Naked Stage would like to extend a very heartfelt "Thank you!" to William Hayes, Sue Ellen Beryl, Nanique Gheridian, Lara Wagener, Theda Reale, Alicia Scott, Sofia Crowell, Josh Aune, Paul Reekie and the rest of the Palm Beach Dramaworks family.

The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project 2012 Fundraiser at Palm Beach Dramaworks201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Seatin is very limited. VIP tickets are $50 (include reserved seating and a limited edition commemorative poster.). General Admission are $30. To purchase tickets, please call (561) 514-4042 ext. 2, or to purchase online, click HERE. 

Doors open at 7:30 pm. This event fills up fast, so get your tickets quick!


Time is running out -- Get your tickets TODAY!


For more information on either event, or to contact The Naked Stage, call (954) 261-1785.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christine Dolen on The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project 2012

24-Hour Theatre Delivers Magic at Warp Speed

 
Photo by George Schiavone
The one-night-only performance of the eight little plays created for Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project 2012 has come and gone. Hopefully, the sleep deprived playwrights are starting to feel human again today...
 

Bill Hirschman on The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project 2012

Long Night's Journey Into Day: The 24 Hour Theatre Project

 
Photo by Bill Hirschman
 
 It's likely a goodly number of actors, directors and certainly some playwrights slept in late this morning. They earned it. Many spent 7 p.m. Sunday to 10 p.m. Monday being creative at gunpoint.
 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Join us for the Madness!

The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project is HERE!!!

 
 
Get you tickets now for the event that brings together the greatest talents of the South Florida Theatre community. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Monday, November 12th at 8pm at Gablestage. Tickets are $35 for single seats and $50 for VIP seating (includes an exclusive 24 Hour Theatre Project Poster signed by the participants).
 
For tix, click on the ticket icon to the right, or call 866-811-4111.

Review #4: A Man Puts On A Play

The Naked Stage's A Man Puts On A Play is Antonio Amadeo's Audacious And Ambitious Entry

 
By BILL HIRSCHMAN Florida Theater On Stage
 
Antonio Amadeo and his crew build a set before a bemused crowd in Naked Stage’s A Man Writes A Play / Photo by Bachi Frost
When you first come into the theatre to see A Man Puts On A Play, you might wonder if you came a week too early...
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

VOTE for the Naked Stage!!!

Click on the link before and vote for the Naked Stage's The Turn of the Screw in the various categories.

 
 
 
 
VOTE for The Naked Stage!!!

Best Actress in a Play - Katherine Amadeo
Best Actor in a Play - Matthew William Chizever
Best Director - Margaret M. Ledford
Best Set Design - Antonio Amadeo
Best Lighting Design - Margaret M. Ledford
Best Production of a Play - Turn of the Screw
Best Professional Theatre Company - The Naked Stage

A lot of great artists nominated, so good luck to everyone!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Review #3: A Man Puts On A Play

Naked Stage Debuts A Play About Putting On A Play

 
Antonio Amadeo does quintuple duty ina World Premiere about the tension between family and art.
 
By CHRISTINE DOLEN / The Miami Herald
 
Kathleen Robiou, Ricardo Redd, Andy Quiroga, Antonio Amadeo, Shawn Burgess, Kaitlin Sarnacki
With the exception of its popular annual 24-Hour Theatre Project (Which will happen again at 8 pm Nov. 12 at Gablestage), The Naked Stage produces shows sporadically, whenever time, funding and inspiration coalesce for cofounders Katherine and Antonio Amadeo...
 

Review #2: A Man Puts On A Play

A Man Puts On A Play

And Does It All From A to Z In a World Premiere
 
By ROGER MARTIN / MiamiArtZine.com
 
Antonio Amadeo, Kathleen Robiou, Andy Quiroga (Photo: Roger Martin)
 
And I do mean All. Antonio Amadeo wrote a play. Then he designed it. Then he produced it.Then he directed it.And, of course, he acted in it. And then he presented it on stage at the Pelican Theatre. All this with great wit, imagination and energy.
 

Review # 1: A Man Puts On A Play

Superstar, Antonio Amadeo, Does It All - Produces, Writes, Acts, Directs, Builds A Set - At Naked Stage

 
And, Makes It Look Easy
 
By RON LEVITT Florida Media News / ENV Magazine
 
Kaitlin Sarnacki, Ricardo Redd, Jake Tompkins, Shawn Burgess, Kathleen Robiou
 
MIAMI SHORES, FL - South Florida super-star Antonio Amadeo actually makes it all seem so simple!
 
That is because:
 
1. He - with his large student crew - actually build a set before your eyes
 
2. He is brilliantly honest in the truism which most "theatre folk" already know, it is difficult to prioritize your on stage life against your personal family existence.
 
3. He actually produces, writes, acts and directs the entire show - A Man Puts On A Play - his latest foray into multifaceting at his Naked Stage theatre
 
4. He then writes a short play which, by everyone's estimation, could be a pacesetter in best new work, if the last 20 minutes of this opus could stand alone in a short play contest.
 
That may seem a lot to accomplish in a couple of hours - but Amadeo proves anew he is at the top of his game as an actor, playwright and scenic designer. Furthermore, he is gutsier than most in the crazy business of theatre, in producing such an avant-garde work as he has done at the Pelican Theatre at Barry University. If I were a little freer with certain words, I might say this work smacks of genius.
 
A Man Puts On A Play follows Amadeo and his company as they frantically race against the clock to put up a show before the crowds arrive on Opening Night. Just when you think the building of the set (with background music) is over, the audience is asked to take a 10-minute break before they actually see a brilliant one-act, short play starring Amadeo, Andy Quiroga and new comer Kathleen Robiou. (working, of course, on the set that had been built by the three primary actors plus Shawn Burgess, Stephanie Meskauskas, Ricardo Redd, Victor Rodriguez, Kaitlin Sarnacki and Jake Tompkins.)
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Naked Stage Artistic Director Honored With Silver Palm Award

Congratulations!!!

 
 
 
The 2012 Silver Palm Awards have been announced and the Naked Stage has much to celebrate. The recent production of The Turn Of The Screw had earned two awards. One for Artistic Director Katherine Amadeo for her stunning performance, and one for Director Margaret M. Ledford for her work in Turn as well as After the Revolution at Caldwell Theatre and The Unseen at The Promethean Theatre. The Naked Stage would like to send a bheart felt congratulations to all of the 2012 recipients.
 
To see a full list of recipients as reported by Christine Dolen of the Miami Herald, click on the image above.

John Thomason On The Naked Stage's Busy November

The Hectic Lives of Antonio and Katie Amadeo

by John Thomason/Miami New Times
 
 
As an actor on the South Florida theater scene, Antonio Amadeo has played a wisecracking Afghan-American cabdriver, a revolutionary in late-'60s Czechoslovakia, a captured writer in a totalitarian police state, and a barkeep caught in a web of 9/11 conspiracy theories — to say nothing of his award-nominated performance as the Elephant Man.
 
To read John Thomason's full article in Miami New Times, please click on the image above.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Naked in November!

The Naked Stage has two amazing events planned for November that you do NOT want to miss.



First:     The World Premiere production of A Man Puts On A Play. November 2nd - 18th. Naked Stage Executive Artistic Producer Antonio Amadeo has written, produced, directed and designed a play that gives the audience a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the struggles an artist faces before the curtain goes up. Set in an alternate reality, A Man Puts On A Play follows Antonio and his company as they race against the clock to put up a show before the crowds arrive. With Antonio Amadeo, Andy Quiroga, Kathleen Robiou, Shawn Burgess, Stephanie Meskauskas, Ricardo Redd, Victor Rodriguez, Kaitlin Sarnacki & Jake Tompkins. Costumes are by Leslye Menshouse. Stage Manager is Kaitlin Sarnacki.


Second:     The Naked Stage's Theatre Project 2012! Fundraiser at Gablestage. Monday, November 12th at 8 p.m.

How does it work? At 7 p.m., on Sunday, November 11th, 2012, 8 playwrights will gather at Gablestage -- at the historic Biltmore Hotel -- and select a theme from which they must each write a short play to be staged, rehearsed and performed the next day -- just 24 hours later! At sunrise on Monday, November 12th, their randomly distributed actors, directors and stage managers arrive and spend the entire day bringing the writers’ work to life. A process that usually takes weeks! That night, at 8 p.m., an audience will gather to see . . . well, we have no idea what they're going to see, actually! It’s like the entire creative theatrical process on SPEED! This one-night event is coordinated by Naked Stage Artistic Director, Katherine Amadeo, and features many of South Florida’s TOP actors, directors & playwrights, such as: Alex Alvarez, Andie Arthur, Jim Ballard, Nan Barnett, Tracey Barrow-Schoenblatt, Sally Bondi, Amy Miller Brennan, Marj O'neill-Butler, Clay Cartland, Anne Chamberlain, Marckenson Charles, Oscar Cheda, Matthew William Chizever, Clive Cholerton, Andrea Conte, Dave Corey, Christopher Demos-Brown, Christopher De Paola, Todd Allen Durkin, Lela Elam, Tony Finstrom, Patti Gardner, Arielle Hoffman, Avi Hoffman, Dan Kelley, Christopher A. Kent, Julie Kleiner, Mcley Lafrance, Michael Leeds, Dan Leonard, Amy London, Margery Lowe, John Manzelli, Amy McKenna, Hunter McConnell, Michael McKeever, Stuart Meltzer, Hugh Murphy, Andy Rogow, Juan C. Sanchez, Deborah L. Sherman, Adam Simpson, Barbara Sloan, Karen Stephens, Shane Tanner and more! (Participant list subject to change.) The Naked Stage would like to extend a very heartfelt “Thank you!” to Joe Adler.
TICKET & LOCATION info for A Man Puts On A Play & The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project 2012 Fundraiser:

The Naked Stage’s production of A Man Puts On A Play runs November 2nd – November 18th, 2012 (Thursday – Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm). There will be a brief talk-back session with the director and actors following every Sunday matinee performance. The Naked Stage performs at the Pelican Theatre located on the campus of Barry University, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores. Single seats are $25; Senior discount tickets are $18 (60+); Student discount tickets are $12 (must provide ID at door). Tickets may be purchased at the door, by phone at 1(866) 811-4111, or you can just click the ticket icon to the right of this blog. Doors open at 7:45 pm. For this production, the Pelican Theatre will have 36 general admission seats and they fill up fast, so get your tickets quick!
The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Project 2012 Fundraiser  at Gablestage, 1200 Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables. Seatin is very limited. VIP tickets are $50 (include reserved seating and a limited edition commemorative poster.). General Admission are $35. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1(866) 811-4111, or just click the ticket icon to the right of this blog. Doors open at 7:30 pm. This event fills up fast, so get your tickets quick!
For more information on either event, or to contact The Naked Stage, call (954) 261-1785.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Well, there's no turning back now!

Andy Quiroga & Kathleen Robiou
study the script. 
A week and a half into the rehearsal process for my new play, I'm beginnig to get excited about its potential. Which is good, considering how frightened I am to let anybody see it. This is the first play I have ever written. I've always wanted to do this, but stopped myself from trying 'cause I was terrified of failing at it. But, as my wife Katie (The Naked Stage's Artistic Director), and I were contemplating this Fall slot we had reserved at the Pelican Theatre, I decided it was a perfect opportunity to finally face my fears. Being the ambitious artist that I am, however, I thought the show should be more of a fulfilling experience for the audience, and the artists involved, than just "a new play by an amateur playwright." And I think I've come up with something pretty cool. I just hope the process doesn't kill me before it gets to Opening Night. It probablty will kill me. I'm producing, directing, writing, designing and acting, and THAT... is really stupid. (Perhaps I should have called the play Hubris: The Embarissing, Self-Imposed Collapse of an Artistic Idiot.)
 
Jake Tompkins
Thankfully, I have assembled an amazing team of artists. Andy Quiroga, Kathleen Robiou, Victor Rodriguez, Stephanie Meskauskas, Ricardo Redd, Shawn Burgess, Jake Tompkins and Kaitlin Sarnacki. So far, this has been one of the most positive and creatively satisfying experiences of my career, and I am happy to be sharing it with all these people. The script has gone through 9 revisions already. It was going down a terrible path until Katie read it and set me straight. She is one of the most intelligent artists I know and I am truly blessed to have her at my side. John Manzelli (The third co-founder of the Naked Stage, along with Katie and myself) was also invaluable to the trimming process. I love collaborating with him. I believe the script is in a pretty good place.
 
Shawn Burgess & Kaitlin Sarnacki
I'm excited to see what happens this week. The set is being built and rehearsals will switch, day to day, between two different casts. There is an experimental element to what we are doing, so I'm sorta "wingin' it" for some of this. It should make for some amazing art. I think. But, what do I know? Nothin'.
 
A Man Puts On A Play opens on November 2nd and runs through the 18th. We play Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm with a brief talk-back session with the actors and me after each Sunday matinee performance. Tickets are $25 for a single seat, $18 for a senior (60+), and $12 for a student (student ID at door). If you'd like to come see the World Premiere of my first effort as a playwright, click the ticket icon to the right of this blog and by your tix TODAY!!!
 
The theatre will only have 36 seats for this production, so get yours now!!!
 
Due to the small size of the space and the amount of noise made by the lobby door, there will be NO LATE ADMITTANCE! So get there on time, or you'll miss out.
 
The Naked Stage performs at the Pelican Theatre on the campus of Barry University.


Ricardo Redd & Stephanie Meskauskas
The Pelican Theatre
11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami Shores, Fl 33161.

For more information on all things Naked Stage, call Antonio Amadeo at our administrative office at 954-261-1785.

For tickets, click on the ticket icon to the right or call 1-866-81-4111.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Antonio Amadeo Writes His First Play!!!


The Naked Stage is proud to present:
A World Premiere Play by Antonio Amadeo


 NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 18
"A man struggles to maintain the balance
between his art and a regular family life."
Written, Produced and Directed by Antonio Amadeo.
Starring Antonio Amadeo, Andy Quiroga, Kat Robiou,  Katherine Amadeo, Sean Burgess, Stephanie Meskauskas, Ricardo Redd, Victor Rodriguez, Kaitlin Sarnacki, James Tompkins.
Set, lights and sound by Antonio Amadeo. Costumes by Leslie Menshouse.
Stage Manager: Kaitlin Sarnacki.

There will be a brief talk back after each Sunday Matinee performance.
To buy tickets, click on the image above
or the ticket icon to the right.
Or to contact us by phone, call:
amin: (954) 261-1785 tix: (866) 811-4111
NO LATE ADMITTANCE!!!
THE NAKED STAGE at the Pelican Theatre
11300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami Shores, FL 33161
Directions:
I-95 to NW 103rd Street (Exit 8b). Go East. Turn Left (North) onto N. Miami Avenue. Turn Right (East) onto NE 115th Street. Turn Right (South) into the parking lot.
The Pelican Theatre is located on the campus of Barry University.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Drama Queen:

Naked Stage's 24-Hour Theatre Project returns

 
 
The Naked Stage recently wrapped up an impressive, much-lauded production of the spooky Turn of the Screw at Barry University's Pelican Theatre. Now comes word that artistic director Katherine Amadeo and her hubby-colleague, Antonio Amadeo, have a date and a venue for the sixth edition of their way-popular 24-Hour Theatre Project...
 
Click on the image above to see Christine Dolen's complete blog in the Miami Herald.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/drama_queen/2012/09/naked-stages-24-hour-theatre-project-returns.html#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Review #7: The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

BY JOHN LARIVIERE/TalkinBroadway.com (Southern Florida)



Naked Stage presents the play The Turn of the Screw, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Henry James novella of the same name. The original Henry James ghost tale published in 1898 has been adapted into an opera (Benjamin Britten) and at least three films (1992, 1999 and 2009), as well as this play adaptation by Hatcher in 1997...

Click on the picture above to read John Lariviere's full review

Friday, August 10, 2012

Review #6: The Turn of the Screw


Matthew Chizever and Katherine Amadeo give a haunting performance at Naked Stage

August 9, 2012      BY RICHARD CAMERON examinor.com

"Astounding fine art! Amadeo and Chizever give chilling performances, Naked Stage rises triumphantly!" Theatre Chat top pick.


South Florida - The Naked Stage current production of The Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher is one of the strongest period pieces South Florida has seen on stage in a long time. 


Click on the image above to read Richard Cameron's full review of THE TURN OF THE SCREW.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review #5: The Turn of the Screw


Scenery, Lighting Turn Pelican Black Box Into A Scary Mansion at Naked Stage

BY RON LEVITT Florida Media News / ENV Magazine


And, How about those actors; Katherine Amadeo and Matthew William Chizever!

MIAMI – One would think that after years of reviewing shows, it would be impossible for an acting group to actually chill this writer (In addition to a much improved new air conditioning system). WRONG!!

Somehow or other, set designer Antonio Amadeo and lighting designer/director Margaret Ledford and two fantastic actors make life so eerie and creepy, one actually forgets this is all happening in a theatre. Goosebumps are the order of the day!
The audience won’t need much of an imagination to feel the creepiness around them as it visits the Naked Stage at Barry University ‘s haunted mansion where Jeffrey Hatcher’stheatrical adaptation of HenryJames’ ghost story “The Turn of the Screw” takes place. Amadeo – with the major assist from his wife/ lovely actress Katherine Amadeo and the versatile leading man, Matthew William Chizever -- have transformed the black box theatre into the scariest fun house since Halloween was inaugurated.

The Naked Stage promotional material literally sets the stage….. “a young governess journeys to a lonely manor house to care for two recently orphaned children”: She learns that there was another governess beforehand who drowned herself when she became pregnant by a sadistic valet, who is also now deceased. Is Ihis house haunted by their apparitions or are they just make-believe ghosts of the children’s imagination?

Two actors create an intensely creepy world that lures the audience into its chilling tale with great use of theatrical magic. It is a superb ghost story and a vivid entertaining experience..
Making sense of the stylized language of 19th century England alone is a daunting task for the acting duet , but –along with the spread of fear --the two actors are perfectly in synch….. never leaving the stage or playing multiple characters. One must give credit to both actors plus the dialect coach Kathryn Johnston. In any case, the audience is left with a massive lump of scary moments. Despite the inguistic challenge, The Naked Stage has found a way to make this piece accessible to its made-in-Miami audience. Katherine Amadeo and Chizever tell this story with a reality twist which seems totally plausible for1870. It transcends what one expects in theatre. Katherine; Amadeo evokes a ghost-like presence as she turns mad. Chizever, one of the area’s most admirable actors , switches hauntingly between three roles – the sinister bachelor, a compassionate caretaker and a 10 year-old boy.

To support these two magical performances, Director. Ledford has shaped this work beautifully. Her lighting design works hand in hand with Antonio Amadeo’s amazing grey-toned set and the fine-tuned scare-the-hell-out-of-them actors. Whether it is the interior of the house of Bly, the garden or a nearby river, this company has a brilliant way of making the audience see ghosts and images that are only in someone’s mind or befitting this valuable script. !

The Pelican Theatre is located on the campus of Barry University in Miami Shores. “The Turn of the Screw” runs through August 12th. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.nakedstage.org.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review #4: The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw 

BY ROGER MARTIN MiamiArtZine.com


Rejoice! Naked Stage is back

Damn, you want to see some great stuff, then just whistle across town to Barry University's Pelican Theatre and settle in for 85 minutes of intense theatre from the Naked Stage's production of The Turn of the Screw.

Click on the image above to read Roger Martin's full review of THE TURN OF THE SCREW in MiamiArtZine.com.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Q&A with Naked Stage Co-Founder Antonio Amadeo

Talkin’ in the Green Room With: Antonio Amadeo

BY BILL HIRSCHMAN

Welcome to a regular, if intermittent feature: Irreverent, lighthearted question & answer sessions with some of South Florida’s best known professionals. Unlikely but perhaps, secretly, Antonio Amadeo is actually a nasty rotten misanthrope, but no one will ever believe it. Amadeo is widely-regarded as one of the nicest guys and quietly talented members in the local theater community, eliciting comparisons to Tom Hanks and a teddy bear (although Amadeo himself reveals below that he’s Batman.) Over the decades he has built an enviable resume of acting roles, including the tortured souls in Mosaic Theatre’s The Elephant Man, GableStage’s The Pillowman and Promethean Theatre’s The Unseen...

Click on the image above to read the full article at Florida Theater On Stage.




Review #3: The Turn of the Screw

Naked Stage’s Turn of the Screw Is Superbly-Crafted Ghost Story

BY BILL HIRSCHMAN Florida Theater On Stage




Matthew William Chizever menaces Katherine Amadeo in Naked Stage's The Turn of the Screw


To read Bill Hirschman's full review of THE TURN OF THE SCREW, click on the image above.

Review # 2: The Turn of the Screw

The Naked Stage's THE TURN OF THE SCREW Haunts The Pelican Theatre


BY MICHELLE PETRUCCI BroadwayWorld.com


Click on the image to read the full article from BroadwayWorld.com.

Review # 1: The Turn of the Screw

Naked Stage conjures a seductive fright night

BY CHRISTINE DOLEN The Miami Herald

PHOTO BY DANIEL BOCK


Katherine Amadeo and Matthew William Chizever go gothic in ‘Turn of the Screw.’


Click on the image above to read Christine Dolen's full review of THE TURN OF THE SCREW.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

I see theatre people!


THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Opening July 27
(preview performance on Thursday, July 26)

starring KATHERINE AMADEO & MATTHEW WILLIAM CHIZEVER

directed by MARGARET M. LEDFORD

3 weeks only!!!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

NEW DATES for THE TURN OF THE SCREW!!!

The new dates for The Naked Stage's production run of THE TURN OF THE SCREW have been set!

JULY 27 - AUGUST 12

THE TURN OF THE SCREW stars Katherine Amadeo and Matthew William Chizever and is directed by Margaret M. Ledford.

For tix & info: http://www.nakedstage.org/ or call for tix at 1-866-811-4111

Thursday, July 5, 2012

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

NEW DATES!!!  JULY 27 - AUGUST 12

The Naked Stage is proud to present THE TURN OF THE SCREW
adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James

JULY 27 - AUGUST 12
ONLY 3 WEEKS!!!

starring Naked Stage Artistic Director Katherine Amadeo & Matthew William Chizever
directed by Margaret M. Ledford

Click on the image above for more info or, to buy tickets, click on the ticket icon to the right.
or to copntact us by phone, call:
amin: (954) 261-1785       tix: (866) 811-4111

THE NAKED STAGE at the Pelican Theatre
11300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami Shores, FL 33161

I-95 to NW 103rd Street (Exit 8b). Go East. Turn Left (North) onto N. Miami Avenue. Turn Right (East) onto NE 115th Street. Turn Right (South) into the parking lot.

The Pelican Theatre is located on the campus of Barry University.

Monday, October 11, 2010

No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre

No Exit
by Jean Paul Sartre
October 29 - November 21, 2010
with Naked Stage Artistic Director Katherine Amadeo, Deborah L. Sherman, Andy Quiroga & Mark Della Ventura.
directed by Naked Stage Founding Members Antonio Amadeo & John Manzelli
go to www.nakedstage.org for more info!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just ONE WEEK AWAY!!!

Tickets are going fast for the Theatre Event of the Year!
The Fourth Annual 24-Hour Theatre Project is FAST approaching and we couldn't be more excited. Many of South Florida's top theatre artists are gearing up for the event that, every year, produces some of the most exciting theatre in the area.
Here's how it works: 4 dozen or so of the region's top actors, directors, playwrights and stage managers have 24 hours to write, rehearse and perform 9 brand new plays for a paying audience at 8pm on Monday, October 4. It's like the entire theatrical process on speed!
Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $50 for special VIP seating. For more info, please go to www.nakedstage.org.
See you there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TONIGHT!!! The Naked Stage's Flashlight Tales at Flavour in the Grove. Tonight, Tuesday, September 21 at 9 p.m.!!!

Join us for a night of open mic SCAAAAARY story telling!

How does it work?
Grab a flashlight and take the mic to a share a scary story (personal or not), macabre monologue, paranormal poem, terrifying tune, haunting yarn, mystic anecdote or anything related to the freaky.

(Please limit each entry to 5 minutes.)

Sign in begins at 8:30 p.m..
Storytelling begins at 9 p.m..

Do you have your own ghost story to tell?

What scares you?

The night's best story wind 2 tickets to the Naked Stage's production of NO EXIT and a Naked Stage t-shirt!

The Naked Stage's Flashlight Tales
at Flavour in the Grove
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 9 p.m.

Tickets:
$10 at the Door
$8 advance purchase at www.nakedstage.org

Flavour is located at
2895 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Join us -- on or off stage -- for a night of friends, drinks and scary stories... if you dare.

Full bar, including:
$4 Beers, $5 Margaritas, Martinis, Long Island Iced Teas and $6 Mojitos.

Boo!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

South Florida’s Fastest Theatre Production is BACK!!!

THRILLING fundraiser finds a new home in Palm Beach County.
The Naked Stage welcomes you to the opening event of the 2010 SOUTH FLORIDA THEATRE FESTIVAL. Based on a pattern commonly employed across the country; the "24-Hour Theatre" concept returns to South Florida thanks once again to the Naked Stage. This year's event is hosted by Caldwell Theatre Company and cosponsored by SouthFloridaTheatre.com and WLRN.

How does it work? At 7pm on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010, 8 playwrights will gather at the beautiful Count de Hoernle Theatre (home to Caldwell Theatre Company) in Boca Raton and select a theme from which they must each write a short play to be staged, rehearsed and performed the next day - just 24 hours later! At sunrise on Monday, October 4th, their randomly distributed actors, directors and stage managers arrive and spend the entire day bringing the writers' work to life. A process that usually takes a minimum of two weeks! That night, at 8pm, an audience will gather to see . . . Well, I have no idea what they're going to see, actually.

It's like the entire creative theatrical process on SPEED!
This one-night event is coordinated by Naked Stage Artistic Director Katherine Amadeo and features a rare on-stage appearance by:

Artistic Director of Caldwell Theatre Clive Cholerton!

As well as many of South Florida's TOP actors, directors & playwrights.

WHERE WILL YOU BE ON OCTOBER 4?


The Naked Stage's 24-Hour Theatre Project 2010
at the Count de Hoernle Theatre
7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487-1619


hosted by CALDWELL THEATRE COMPANY
cosponsored by SOUTHFLORIDATHEATRE.COM & WLRN

Seating is limited!
General Admission $25

For tickets go to http://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/1541 or call (866) 811-4111.

SouthFloridaTheatre.com will be hosting a wine & cheese reception/meet & greet with the actors, directors & playwrights immediately following the performance.

If you cannot attend, but would like to make a tax deductable donation, please send your check payable to:

THE NAKED STAGE
5025 Ibis Place
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Archive Pic of the Week

At the "meet & greet" for our first ever 24-Hour Theatre Project, director Kim St. Leon & playwright Ricky J. Martinez (Artistic Director of New Theatre) discuss their strategy for the short play Martinez will spend the next 12 hours writing from scratch. George Schiavone (www.schiavonephoto.com) is the photographer.

And the Winner is...

CONGRATULATIONS to Associate Artistic Director, John Manzelli, for winning this year's Carbonell award for best lighting desin for his work on Marco Ramirez' MACON CITY: A COMIC BOOK PLAY! To see Manzelli's acceptance speech go to 34th Carbonell Awards (1/9) - uVuSouthFlorida Video and advance to about 10 minutes 30 seconds. Way to go, John!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Join Us at the Carbonells!

This coming Monday night, the Carbonell awards will be given for excellence in South Florida Theatre. The Naked Stage is well represented this year with 3 nominations for it's production of Marco Ramirez' Macon City: A Comic Book Play.


Producing Artistic Director, Antonio Amadeo is nominated for the second year in a row for best set design, Associate Artistic Director, John Manzelli, is nominated for best lighting design and Matt Corey is nominated for best sound design.

But that's not all the Naked Stage is celebrating. Also nominated (for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical) is Naked Stage Associate Artistic Producer, Katherine Amadeo, for her performance in Promethean Theatre's Cannibal: The Musical. (This picture of Katherine is of her performance in the Naked Stage production of Nerve by Adam Szymkowicz.)


We are VERY excited that all 3 Naked Stage company members are nominated this year! We would like to wish ALL the nominees luck Monday night. It should be a great time.

If you would like to attend: The 34th Annual Carbonell Awards will be held on Monday, April 12th @ 7:30pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Amaturo Theatre located at 201 S.W. 5th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

Tickets are $25 with $20 tickets available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 19 through the Broward Center’s box office by calling 954-462-0222 or visiting http://www.browardcenter.org/rdcenter.org/.

ALSO: SouthFloridaTheatre.com will be sponsoring the CARBONELL AWARD AFTER_PARTY at Revolution Live immediately following the ceremony. Just follow the crowds!

On behalf of everyone at the Naked Stage, we thank all of you for helping to make Macon City: A Comic Book Play a big success. Now, join us at the Carbonells. Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Archive Pic of the Week!

This is me (Producing Artistic Director Antonio Amadeo) during the photo call for Nerve by Adam Szymkowicz. I played oppostie my wife, Katherine, in the production which was directed by John Manzelli. I like this pic because it shows off a little of the detail I enjoyed putting into the set. It's our Karaoke corner of the "bar." Behind it was the "billiards room" with a full sized pool table. It's probably my favorite set I've done. Check out the pics at www.nakedstage.org!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Archive Pic of the Week!

Actor Ken Clement posing for the camera during the late night photocall for By Any Other Name... Romeo & Juliet. The photographer was Michael Paul. Go to www.nakedstage.org to see production pics of all our plays.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Archive Pic of the Week!

Director Paul Tei and Lead Actor/Producer Katherine Amadeo relieve some stress by goofing around during George Schiavone's photo call for Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis. The Naked Stage's production in May of 2008 earned the company 6 Carbonell Award nominations including Best Director for Tei, Best Actress in a Play for Amadeo and Best Production of a Play. Sevim Abaza & Marty Mets won for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design, respectively. To see more 4.48 Psychosis pics, please visit our website at www.nakedstage.org. For more info on photographer, George Schiavone, please visit www.schiavonephoto.com.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Archive Pic of the Week!

Every week, the Naked Stage will post a random archive pic intended to give you a little added insight into who we are and what we do. These pics will include show pics, rehearsal shots, candid pics and pics from the company members' past. For the most part, these will be photos that will not make it into the website, but are fun to look at. I hope you enjoy.



This first shot is of Erin Joy Schmidt & Barry Tarallo rehearsing a scene for Elena Garcia's Randok’s Retirement Villa of Galactic Scoundrels and Their Cat-tastic Holiday Show for The Naked Stage's 24-Hour Theatre Project 2008 at the Miracle Theatre.



The second pic is founding company member John Manzelli taking a break from rehearsing Lucas Leyva's For Love of Play-Doh & F*ck You, Harold Pinter also for The Naked Stage's 24-Hour Theatre Project 2008.



The photographer for these particular pictures was Anabelle Amadeo. In all, there were 4 photographers working this event (All of them generously donated their time and talent). They were Anabelle Amadeo, Aran Graham, the great George Schiavone & Angela Garrett-Wallis.




Sunday, March 7, 2010

WELCOME to the Naked Stage's BLOG!

Well, PHASE ONE of our new website is FINALLY up & running!!!

We have included this blog as part of our new website in order to update you on any recent news on the Naked Stage.

Please take a stroll through the new website, then come back here and let us know what you think.

We are very excited as each individual page has an entirely different artistic spin to it. We thought it was important to show that (like in our productions) you don't need a lot of money and hi-tech resources to do something artistic. As you will see, some of the site is still under construction, but we will continue to fill it out as the days go. But for now, there are 37 entirely different pages up and ready for you to view.

Check it out! What's your favorite page?!