STUDIOS OF KEY WEST LAUNCHES STREAMING THEATER SERIES

The Studios of Key West this month launched StudioWorks, a streaming series that brings theatrical productions to at-home audiences. Beginning this month, an original digital theater production will be released and available to stream each month. 

Created by theater artists all over the country, StudioWorks productions can be purchased individually or as a subscription at vimeo.com/ondemand/studioworks. A package costs $35 for the full season of all four shows. Individual plays can be purchased on the day of their release for $10 each. The productions are available to stream six months from date of purchase.

The four-production series offers performances by noted theater, television and film actors including Michael Urie, Ann Harada, Colby Lewis, Constance Shulman and Leon Addison Brown, among others. “Unstuck as [email protected]#k,” the second play of the series, sees Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Anika Larsen of “Almost Famous” making her directorial debut.

Featuring great stories and showcasing remarkable contemporary talent, the series includes an exclusive mix of virtual world premiere productions. The season will finish in March with an encore presentation of nationally-acclaimed “Smithtown,” the inaugural streaming play produced by The Studios in 2020 in an effort to keep theater alive during the pandemic. 

NOW AVAILABLE

“The Mon Valley Medium”

This darkly comedic tale takes place when a murder sends a working-class community into chaos. Written, directed and performed by Pittsburgh native Alec Silberblatt, the story centers on Mack, a local man, who relays the story as he struggles with the guilt he feels about his role in it all.

DEC. 3, 2022

“Unstuck as [email protected]#k”

The piece is written and performed by Orlando Bishop and directed by Anika Larsen. Over the course of 70 minutes, LA-based entertainer and comedian Bishop commands the stage as he tells the hilarious and at times heartbreaking story of his life — from growing up in the concrete jungle of Flatbush, Brooklyn to his years in the ivory tower of Yale — and all the ups and downs that came after.

JAN. 13, 2023

“Repair”

This cinematic and theatrical hybrid was filmed on location in a working garage in Queens. Two worlds collide over a tragic incident when a car pulls into a closed body shop one night in the middle of a downpour. When the mechanic goes outside to let the driver know the shop isn’t open, he quickly discovers that nothing about the encounter is random. The play was written by Michael Marrero and Julio Trinidad, directed by Michael Marrero, and stars Leon Addison Brown (Drama League Award nominee) and Julio Trinidad. Tony Award-winning sound designer Sun Hee Kil composed the score.

FEB. 10, 2023

“Smithtown”

The Studios will re-release “Smithtown,” a play acknowledged around the country by The New Yorker, Theater Mania and the New York Times. “Smithtown” was written by Drew Larimore and directed by Stephen Kitsakos, Artistic Associate of The Studios of Key West. The story consists of a series of four interconnected but distinct monologues featuring an ensemble of top Broadway and television actors: Michael Urie, Ann Harada, Colby Lewis and Constance Shulman.

 Incisively dark and funny, “Smithtown” shines a spotlight on the ways we communicate, and miscommunicate, in a rapidly evolving digital era, when the rules of conduct change by the minute, and loneliness and isolation seem to be the order of the day.

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