Stephanie Ansin & The PlayGround Theatre of Miami Featured in American Theatre

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The PlayGround Theatre in Miami is featured on the cover of March’s American Theatre magazine. In the accompanying article, Bill Hirschman profiles Artistic Director and Founder Stephanie Ansin’s evolution as an artist and director, and chronicles her success at audience building in South Florida. It also previews the April 16th world premiere of The Red Thread, her new production which was inspired by ancient Chinese folktales.

Valerie Stanford, Kristen Dawn McCorkell, Jeff Keogh, Edgar Caraballo in A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings/Photo by Pavel Antonov, 2007

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The PlayGround Theatre’s production of A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings is the cover image for March’s American Theatre magazine, followed by a feature story on Stephanie Ansin, Artistic Director and Founder of the company. Author Bill Hirschman calls her shows “the most visually sumptuous productions South Florida audiences have ever seen.” The piece goes on to chronicle Ansin’s evolution as an artist and explores the development of her role as an audience builder. The article also previews The PlayGround Theatre’s April 16th world premiere of The Red Thread, an original work inspired by ancient Chinese folktales, and mysticism.

The Red Thread is a riveting adventure for ages 8 and up, written by Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin and Artist-in-Residence Fernando Calzadilla. It 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.

American Theatre is the premiere trade publication for those in the field. It showcases the finest and most innovative theatre both nationally and internationally, and profiles “the trailblazers that change the theatre with their vision and ingenuity.”

For more information on The PlayGround Theatre or to purchase tickets, call 305-751-9550 or visit . Become a fan of The PlayGround Theatre on Facebook, or on Twitter @PlayGroundMiami for a behind-the-scenes look at their productions.

About The PlayGround Theatre:
Founded in 2004, the not-for-profit company has produced ten plays that delight, provoke, and inspire audiences of all ages and abilities. Productions reflect the international flavor of the South Florida community and expose audiences to a wide range of international literature, art, and culture. Since its inception, The PlayGround Theatre has hosted over 100,000 children at its productions. Visit to learn more about the history, mission, and creative vision of this dynamic theatre company.

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