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City Reads at Key Biscayne

A Monthly Short Play Reading Series features
Writing Workshops in 2024

City Reads Key Biscayne Dates:
January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 18

Join us on Key Biscayne for City Reads, a series of monthly events where the community gathers to hear professional actors read ten-minute plays across various themes. Directed by South Florida's leading theater directors, each session promises a mix of comedy and drama, followed by audience discussions led by City Theatre's Artistic Director. In May, City Reads will feature all new plays written by Key Biscayne residents!

Key Biscayne Community Center

6:00PM – 7:00PM

FREE event open to the public

City Reads Writing Workshop Series in Key Biscayne

Once a month from January through May, Master Playwright Ivan R. Lopez leads writing workshops, guiding participants in crafting their short plays across five sessions. In May, City Reads will feature all new plays written by Key Biscayne residents during our workshops!


Participants will experience the short play development process over five sessions, culminating in their works being showcased at the final City Reads event on Key Biscayne. 

City Reads at Books & Books in Coral Gables 


 Pictured: Stephon Duncan and Michael Vadnal
Morgan Sophia Photography

Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm | WOMEN 

Join us as we celebrate the power, resilience, and wisdom of womanhood in four captivating plays for, by, or about women.

Thursday, January 1, 2024 at 8:00 pm | MAGIC CITY 

Immerse yourself in a series of vibrant Miami tales as we explore the Magic City’s diverse voices and stories.

Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 8:00 pm| ATTRACTION 

Welcome the new year with four short new plays by emerging playwrights from and about the Magic City!

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 8:00 pm | COMMUNITY 

Unite with stories of belonging and togetherness in a series of short plays celebrating the strength of community. 


City Reads takes place at Books & Books located at 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. The Café at Books & Books offers al-fresco bar and dining options in the courtyard. 

City Reads at Books & Books is made possible through the generous support the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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