Live theater has never been a big draw in South Florida, an area not usually recognized as a center for first-class theatrical performances. Independent arts organizations in general have a hard time just staying afloat -- witness the shuttering of the Alliance Cinema's doors last week. Yet several nonprofit local theaters not only survive on shoestring budgets, they are doing quite well. (Of course “doing well” in nonprofit arts terms means not having a deficit at the end of the fiscal year.) Still, a number of smaller theaters report increased audience attendance and younger members in these audiences. Who are these people who continue to make intriguing theater and how do they do it? In a two-pa... More >>>