by Ronán Noone

January 14, 15 & 16

Sam & Lizzie

by Emily Kaczmarek

February 13-14

Monsters of the American Cinema

by Christian St. Croix

March 18, 19 & 20


Safe House

by Brendan Ragan

February 26 - April 4

At Urbanite Theatre

2021 Modern Works Festival

Third Annual Playwriting Contest & Reading Festival (All Virtual!)

April 13-18


2021 Season At A Glance

Staged readings of exciting new plays, in outdoor venues. Seating will be socially distanced and masks will be required for all audience members.


by Ronán Noone

Directed by Brendan Ragan

January 14, 15 & 16 at 6pm: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Campus


Set in the Tyrone family kitchen during Eugene O’Neill’s classic play Long Day’s Journey into Night, Ronán Noone’s Thirst explores the comedy, tragedy and triumph of two Irish immigrant servant girls’ search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world. More info>>

Sam & Lizzie

by Emily Kaczmarek

Directed by Summer Dawn Wallace

February 13 at 5pm and 7:30pm: Hermitage Artist Retreat

February 14 at 6pm: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Campus


Classmates Sam and Lizzie have their first playdate on 9/11, co-creating an imaginary, fanciful queendom in order to make sense of the day. Over the next twenty years, the game recurs at startling intervals as the two women navigate their fierce, fraught, electric friendship. In collaboration with the Hermitage Artist Retreat. More info>>

Monsters of the American Cinema

by Christian St. Croix

Directed by Harry Bryce

March 18, 19 & 20 at 6pm: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Spanish Point Campus

When his husband dies, Remy Washington finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s teenaged son, Pup. In a humorous and haunting tale about fatherhood, masculinity and grief, the duo battles the ghosts from the past in order to connect in the present. More info>>

An unconventional theatregoing experience

Safe House

written and directed by Brendan Ragan

February 26 - April 4, 2021


After leaving his cybersecurity job at a powerful corporation, Fletcher and his wife Ava have gone into hiding, along with their damning company secrets. When Ava mysteriously disappears, Fletcher turns to a stranger to help find her: you. In this fully immersive and interactive experience, step inside Fletcher’s secretive safehouse and navigate his cryptic digital clues to uncover the truth. 


Please note: Safe House is an interactive, walk-through experience. This production does not feature traditional theater seating and there are no live performers. Audiences will be limited to four patrons per viewing. Run-time is roughly 30 minutes, but will vary with each group’s experience. Masks and temperature checks are required for all patrons.  

Tickets and Information >>


2021 Modern Works Festival

Presented by Summer Dawn Wallace

April 13-18, 2021

A playwriting contest, virtual reading festival and celebration of women in theatre. Of more than 300 scripts submitted, we've chosen three finalists to workshop and give staged readings with professional directors and actors. See all three readings, and you'll qualify to vote for the festival-winning playwright, who will take home a $3000 honorarium. More Information >>

Our third annual reading festival, with a virtual twist



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Sarasota, FL 34236


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