Thinking Cap Theatre kicks off its season with Mariah MacCarthy’s new play the all-american genderf*ck cabaret, a comic and biting commentary on gender and sexual stereotyping. This will run September 27-October 13, 2012 with performances on the following dates: 9/27-9/29, 10/2, 10/4-10-6, 10/11-10/13.
The second show of the season, Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy, a subtle and comic depiction of the power of art and the art of storytelling will run November 1-18, 2012 with performances on the following dates: 11/1-11/4, 11/8-11/11, 11/13, 11/16-11/18.
Thinking Cap's third show of the season, Aphra Behn’s riotous Restoration comedy, The Rover, will run February 7-March 3, 2013 with performances on the following dates: 2/7-2/10, 2/14-2/17, 2/21-2/24, 2/28-3/3.
Finally, our season will close with Tanzanian transgender playwright Nick Mwaluko’s moving social drama, Waafrika, a play about the persecution of the LGBTQ population in Kenya. This will run May 2-May 25, 2012 with performances on the following dates: 5/2-5/4, 5/9-5/11, 5/16-5/18, 5/21, 5/23-25.
Thinking Cap is a Fort Lauderdale-based, professional theatre company that performs out of Empire Stage. Our company brings a slice of the downtown NYC theatre scene to downtown Fort Lauderdale. We dedicate ourselves to programming experimental, provocative, and socially-conscious work. We also aim to engage with works that treat a range of identities more accurately reflective of today's society; to dismantle norms and stereotypes through non-reactionary, honest means; and to present historical works that have rarely or never seen the light of the stage. For more information, visit thinkingcaptheatre.com.
Nicole Stodard is the founder and Artistic Director of Thinking Cap Theatre. Recent directing credits include the Florida premiere of Cleansed by Sarah Kane for which Nicole was named Best Director 2012 by Broward/Palm Beach New Times; the 1st South FL One-Minute Play Festival at Deering Estate; the world premiere of Death for Sydney Black by Leah Winkler; Desdemona by Paula Vogel; the Florida premiere of Nick Mwaluko’s transgender drama S/HE, and the southeastern premiere of Joshua Conkel’s Off-Off Broadway hit comedy MilkMilkLemonade. Nicole also works as a drama coordinator and writer for Treasure Coast Hospice (TCH), for whom she has designed and led a youth drama workshop series on the use of theatre as a tool for coping with loss. Nicole holds a B.A. in English from Lafayette College, a M.Phil. in Theatre from Trinity College, Dublin, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida (USF). She has published articles and reviews in journals such as Restoration and 18th Century Theatre Research and Shakespeare Bulletin.