City Theatre

returns to

LIVE performances

for a series of

short play readings

on the Thomson Plaza at the

Adrienne Arsht Center

Join us under

a beautiful Miami night sky

on March 11th, April 8th & May 13th


for an evening of short plays, music & laughs


The Plays in No Particular Order:
A Small Breach in Protocol at Big Rick’s Rockin’ Skydive Academy

by Daniel Hirsch
Frozen Foods

by Ian August

by David Lindsay-Abaire

by Kris Rasmussen
Webster’s Bitch

by Jacqueline Bircher



























IAN AUGUST is a NJ based playwright and lyricist whose work has been

produced across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Bermuda, Australia and South Korea. His full-
length plays include: The Excavation of Mary Anning (2018 Ashland New Plays Festival, Dennis

and Victoria Ross Foundation New Playwrights Program 2018), Interviewese (2018 Garry
Marshall Theatre New Works Festival), The Goldilocks Zone (Passage Theatre Company), Donna
Orbits the Moon (Passage Theatre Solo Flights Festival, NJ Repertory Company, Utah
Contemporary Theatre; Barbour Memorial Playwright Award, 2010), Missing Celia Rose (NYC
Summer Play Festival; Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s “Playfest 2009′′; Bermuda Musical and
Dramatic Society), Submitted by C. Randall McCloskey (NY Fringe), Natural History (NY Fringe),
The Aisling (2009 Heiress Productions New Play Series Award), Cobbler, Brisé, and The Moor’s
Son. His YA drama Parker and the City in the Sea premiered at the 71st Edinburgh International
Fringe Festival in the summer of 2018. His works have been published by Smith and Kraus,
Samuel French Inc., the Pitkin Review, and the One-Act Play Depot.


DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE is the playwright of What’s In The Box, Paul? which he
recently wrote as part of the 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues Series performed by Cynthia Nixon,
and for City Theatre’s Silver Shorts Virtual Gala. David is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright,
screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist. His most recent play Good People premiered on Broadway
and was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote
Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. TCG

named Mr. Lindsay-Abaire as the most produced playwright in America for the 2012-13 season,
and Good People as the most produced play. His previous play, Rabbit Hole, received the
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. He also wrote
the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical, which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a
Grammy, and earned Mr. Lindsay-Abaire the Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising
musical theatre lyricist. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire's other plays include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo,
Wonder of the World, and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, Mr.
Lindsay-Abaire's screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole (starring Nicole Kidman
-- Oscar Nomination), Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians, and MGM's
upcoming Poltergeist reboot, among others. David also wrote one of City Theatre’s most
memorable short plays produced in SUMMER SHORTS 2000, How We Talk In South Boston.


JACQUELINE BIRCHER (Winner of the 2020 City Theatre National Award for
Short Playwriting Contest) is a playwright born and raised
in New York City. Her work has been produced and/or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre,
Primary Stages, Market Garden Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, and Talk Back Theatre,
among others. Full-length plays include Another Revolution (upcoming world premiere at
Gulfshore Playhouse 2021), The Once and Future Casey Colman, and The Rule of Thirds. City
Theatre produced Webster’s Bitch as part of SheShorts in July/August of 2019.


DANIEL HIRSCH is a playwright, screenwriter, and journalist based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared
at City Theatre of Pittsburgh, Custom Made Theatre, the Asylum Theater of Las Vegas, Bay One

Acts Festival, the SF Olympians Festival, Playground LA, and selected for Samuel French Off-
Off Broadway Festival the San Francisco Playwright's Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival.

He is a two-time recipient of a screenwriting prize from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for
Traitorous and Sheepish. His libretto for the opera ID, Please, composed by Soosan Lolavar, was
performed at Tête à Tête Opera Festival in London. He has an MFA in dramatic writing from
Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.

KRIS RASMUSSEN is an educator and playwright living in
Michigan. Her work has been featured in anthologies such as Smith and Kraus’s “Best of” series.
Her plays have premiered at several regional theaters and she is the founder of the Great Lakes
Festival of Shorts. Find her at

Join City Theatre and Book & Books

for another virtual short play reading:


April 1    7:00pm

Outside the Box