Two Florida Playwrights on Their way to Scotland

June 2010.

altWendy White of the New Light Foundation, Inc.  and Vanessa Garcia of The Krane, Inc. present a special benefit staged reading of their newest production Two Islands consisting of two shows entitled Island Blogosphere and The Jewish Nun. The reading will take place on Friday, June 25th, 2010 at the ArtServe Gallery located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a cocktail reception starting at 7:30. Curtain rises at 8:00 p.m.

Two Islands has an exciting road ahead as it will have its international debut at the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this August 2010 followed by a run in Los Angeles and a return to Miami as a full-fledged production in 2011. 

Be the first in South Florida to see Two Islands: The Jewish Nun and Island Blogosphere at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale!  The proceeds raised will go towards getting the troupe to Scotland; covering the actors’ travel expenses and their stay in Scotland as they represent the United States, and South Florida specifically.

Island Blogosphere by Vanessa Garcia is the story of what happens when a young ABC (American Born Cuban) attempts to visit Cuba for the first time, but is prevented by politics and the sudden illness of a family member. Instead, she chooses to virtually befriend a group of bloggers that have been bravely blogging out of Cuba. It is as much a political story as it is a deeply personal journey into the heart of love, family, and, ultimately, what it means to be Cuban in the 21st century – a century that seems to be on the cusp of opening up an island that has been locked from the world for far too long.

The Jewish Nun by Wendy White is about a Jewish Nun whose self- imposed celibacy during an era of free-love propels her into a hysterical journey of close encounters of every kind – only to be punished by puritanical family members and cast out of society. An honest portrayal of the coming of age in an era of labels and tribal conformity filled with reckless abandon, amorous explorations and a momentous struggle between religious purity and the temptations of love and sex. Apart from being politically and socially relevant, the show is also fully produced, directed, written, and acted by women.

Two Islands will, however, appeal to both men and women – the themes are not related to women alone. The choice to have women spear-heading this venture is important because The Krane and New Light wishes to bring significant female roles to the fore and out into the world. Performers include Casey Dressler, Nicole and Vanessa Garcia and Wendy White.

Two Islands at ArtServe Gallery
1350 East Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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