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Parade Productions Promotes Emerging Playwrights

Parade Productions will light the lights this 2014/2015 season with a lineup of versatile and talented playwrights.  On November 17, 2014 at 7:30pm there will be a free staged reading of Single Mother’s Society (working title), penned by South Florida playwrights David Michael Sirois, Mark Della Ventura and Gabriel Hammad.  Imagine a world where in order to “undo” the tying of the matrimonial knot, the ceremony has to be re-enacted … in reverse. Seattle based playwright Holly Arsenault creates such a  world of divorce drama in her dramedy, Undo, which will open on January 29th and will run through March 1st, 2015. 
The “Single Mothers Club” is a club three mothers created in order to get through their modern day struggles of being a single mother with a son. Abigail has trouble getting her out-of-town son to visit; Estelle, who lives with her son, has difficultly opening up to him; and Dina wants her relationship with her son to go back to the way it was before he moved in with his girlfriend. They believe it’s best to invite the sons to next week’s meeting so they can come clean and reconnect. One week later, when all three sons arrive… what could possibly go awry?Says Mark Della Ventura about the collaborative piece, “David, Gabe and I get to bring our generation’s voice into this story about three mothers and their three sons. Combining our voice with the incredible insight we’re receiving from Kim and Candace is a recipe for something special.”
Directed by Kim St. Leon, Undo will feature Katie Amadeo, Todd Bruno, Candace Caplin, Michael Gioia and Carbonell – Award winning actress Margot Moreland.  Arsenault is the recipient of the 2013 Theater Puget Sound Gregory Award for an Outstanding New Play as well as the 2014 Seattle Theater Writers Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Excellence in Local Playwriting. Arsenault has passionately taken on the role of Executive Director for Seattle’s TeenTix ( ), a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering young people to take an active role in shaping their arts community as audience members, critics, influencers, advocates, patrons, and leaders.
Parade Productions and Arsenault will be sharing her strong sense of the importance of community in the arts by conducting a free young playwright’s workshop on Saturday, January 31st from 12pm to 3pm at The Studio at Mizner Park.  Arsenault believes, “Playwriting is really an ideal art form for young people to explore because writing dialogue and imagining scenarios for people who aren’t you is a great way to exercise and strengthen your empathy. It’s also a safe way to test out different identities and life paths, which is basically your whole job when you’re a teenager. It’s also really fun. I’m excited to talk with the playwriting students in Boca Raton and hear what’s occupying their brains right now. I want them to feel empowered to write about whatever is interesting to them. If we want more young people coming to theatre, we need more young people writing theatre.”  Parade Productions is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre company dedicated to exploring ethnically diverse theatre, education in the arts, and promoting the works of upcoming and established playwrights.
Undo will open on January 29th and will run through March 1st, 2015 with performances Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $35 ($30 for groups of 15 or more). The Studio at Mizner Park is located at 201 Plaza Real, Second Floor, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
For tickets and information, visit, or by calling 866-811-4111. 
For Group Sales please call:  561-291-9678.
For more information, photos, or interview requests, please contact Franchesca D’Amore at /305-742-6538.