Furry Revolution

It’s Our Anniversary – Thank You for a Great First Year!

Starting a new nonprofit theater and arts organization is daunting and a lot of work, but we’re proud to announce that Little Revolt recently completed its first anniversary. A lot of people have supported us along the way, and we want to say thank you.

  • Miami-Dade County. Some of our programs have been made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. In particular, thank you to Roxana and Hanny.

  • The Curtiss Mansion. Thank you to Melinda, Sherry and the Board for having the vision and willingness to explore the benefits of community theater at the Mansion. Glenn Curtiss would be proud!

  • Dee Deringer Piquette. Dee has provided unwavering support for Little Revolt. Her work ethic and love for theater are amazing, as are her costumes. She has been a true friend, and we will be eternally thankful.

  • Birgit and Michael Scaglione. Birgit is incredible as an artist and designer. She’s also smart and has provided an immeasurable amount of support for Little Revolt, especially during Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration. And to Michael, thank you for helping with the May-pole music and for being such a great Glenn Curtiss, lol.

  • Margo Acosta. Margot has been a super friend, a supporter, and a hard worker. We couldn’t have done it without you.

  • Rick and Mary Reed. Thank you both for stepping in and providing your technical expertise and support.

  • National Arts Strategies and the University of Pennsylvania. Thank you for helping to school us on the ways of running an arts organization. Hey, Peter, you can still sponsor our Shakespeare celebration for next year, lol.

  • Terry Alexander, Mother Susan Keedy and All Angels Academy. Thank you for everything, too many things to name –just thank you.

  • Jorge and Kim Calil. Thank you for being sounding boards and supporters.

  • Ralph Wakefield and Nancy Jones. Thank you for permitting Little Revolt to access to the Pelican Playhouse’s “warehouse” of costumes. And thank you, Ralph, for a truly wonderful reading for kids on Shakespeare’s Birthday about the life of the Bard. Also, thank you for being an inspiration — for doing community theater the right way.

  • Karen Rosson and Carol Foster. Thank you for your support and for being “game” for our crazy ideas.

  • Carrie Segal Enterprises. Thank you for helping with our design and printing.

  • Whitney, Eddie, Chris, Juliana, Wally. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Doral. Thank you for the delicious food and your support. You are a wonderful community partner.

  • Other Volunteers and Actors. There are many others who have helped out. We appreciate you.

  • Early Donors. Money matters too, and I’m thankful to the folks who made the first ever contributions to Little Revolt in 2016. Carrie S, Rob G, Ralph C, Laurel W, Jorge and Kim, Esther and Ted.

  • Stripe. Thanks to the folks over at Stripe.com, now you can register online for Little Revolt’s Shakespeare Camp — OR make an online contribution to Little Revolt — with NO credit card processing fee. Thank you Stripe for helping out nonprofit organizations and the arts.

  • Inspiration and Education. Thank you to others who have inspired us. This will probably be a future blog post on its own, but in brief . . .   Julia Perlowski, teacher extraordinaire, words cannot describe what I owe you . . . Dr. Pam Monteleone, the person who taught and inspired me to do theater and Shakespeare 25 years ago . . . Ms. X, a high school teacher (whose name escapes me) that cast me in my first play, and required me to memorize a Romeo soliloquy (which I still remember) . . .  Mrs. Betty Johnson, who opened my ideas to art . . . Michelle Terl, Ann Hasenohrl, the American Shakespeare Center and the Blackfriar’s Playhouse (Sarah, Cass and Ralph), the Utah Shakespeare Festival (Michael,) the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the English Speaking Union, and W.S.

Thank you all for helping us survive year one. Happy anniversary to everyone involved!

I apologize if I left someone out.

Shakespeare Camp for Teens PLUS New Blog

Summer Shakespeare Camp for Teens in Miami

It is fitting on today, April 23, the day when we recognize the birthday of William Shakespeare, that we launch this blog. It is also fitting on today that we announce: Registration is now open for Little Revolt’s teen summer Shakespeare Camp!

First, about the blog. We have called our new blog ‘Furry Revolution’ because: a.) It’s cute, and b.) It reinforces the idea started with Little Revolt that we can — in our own small (cuddly) way – help make the world a better place by creating theater and art. I will spare you any pronouncements about what this blog will be. We will see. But I expect there will be news and updates about Little Revolt, along with ruminations about the trials and terrors of running a small nonprofit theater organization, as well as thoughts about the arts world in general. We invite you to check back occasionally, sign-up for email updates, or follow us on social media to stay in touch with us. Now, on to Shakespeare Camp.

Little Revolt’s Summer Shakespeare Camp for teens (ages 13-17) is scheduled for July 27 through August 11. It will be held at the beautiful and historic Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs, Florida. Shakes Camp will be a twelve-day fun and immersive experience. Planned activities include: learning Shakespeare original staging practices, costuming, talk-back sessions with adult actors, acting exercises, improvisation, movement, safe stage combat, Elizabethan era dance lessons, and more. Camp will culminate in a final student performance on the evening of August 11. Shakespeare Camp promises to be an intense, fun, busy, creative, and joyful 12 days. Our aim is to create memories which will last a lifetime. So if you’re a teen, or know someone who is a teen, register now for Little Revolt’s Shakespeare Camp.

That’s it for our first blog post. Oh, and happy birthday, Shakespeare!