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Erin Stover Sickmen

Erin Stover Sickmen
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Erin gets to flex her creative muscle as Artistic Director of the Studios of Key West but has also completed a graduate degree at Harvard, served as a National Park Service Search and Rescue volunteer, visited all 50 states, rescued a 300lb sea turtle, nabbed the title of Key West Ms. Gay Pride, and gotten involved with Special Olympics. She says yes to pretty much everything. Luckily her wife, daughter and crazed terrier put up with this.

How to exit Amazonas in the time of COVID-19

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A few years back, Slate published an essay on “The Rise and Fall of Quicksand,” recounting a 1980s-specific exotic obsession. If you’re of a...
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Election cycle begins again in the Keys

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The Florida Keys comprise a small but mighty chain of communities, populated by involved citizens—a fact that becomes apparent in election years when signs...

Waterfront takes audiences on a glitter-drenched road trip

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In 1994, a wildcard Australian independent film found unlikely financial and critical success, exceeding box office expectations, nabbing an Oscar and, most importantly, gaining...

The visibility of black artists in Key West

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Real talk? Key West is a sincere bastion of acceptance and tolerance. We’re the home of “One Human Family” and we generally invite everyone...

Welcome to another dimension … of live theater

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The third mainstage production in Red Barn Theatre’s 40th anniversary season takes viewers to another dimension by setting its popular collection of short plays...

‘Desdemona’

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Peter Sellars, a director and librettist known for his wild interpretations of classic works (a puppet version of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” for example), once...

The death of aural love

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As Valentine’s Day creeps closer, I find myself embodying the cliché of the spouse who, intent on finding the perfect gift, has wasted weeks...

Fashion, culture, art and history

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Today is what a true New Yorker would call “brisk and beautiful” — painfully blue skies and temperatures in the mid-40s — and this...
Life Sucks

Red Barn chooses Chekhov for its 40th

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Red Barn Theater could rest on its laurels for its 40th anniversary season and deliver safe, classic content. Fortunately for Key West, Red Barn...

11th Annual Key West Food and Wine Festival

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Events don’t just coast pass the decade mark. In a busy environment like Key West, it takes something special for an annual event not...