Featured in American Theatre Magazine

Stephanie Ansin & The PlayGround Theatre

Stephanie Ansin

Stephanie Ansin, The PlayGround Theatre’s founder and artistic director, ranked a feature article in the March issue of American Theatre magazine, written by Bill Hirschman. He calls her shows “the most visually sumptuous productions South Florida audiences have ever seen.”

The piece chronicles Ansin’s evolution as an artist and explores the development of her role as an audience builder. The magazine’s cover image displays the theatre’s production of A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings. The PlayGround Theatre’s April 16th world premiere of The Red Thread, an original work inspired by ancient Chinese folktales and mysticism, was also previewed.

The Red Thread is a riveting adventure for ages eight and up, written by Ansin and artist-in-residence Fernando Calzadilla. The project is funded in part by a $100,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

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SocialMiami congratulates The Playground Theatre for this fine honor.

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