New Theatre Festival Selects a New Monologue by Doug Shear

New Theatre in Miami, Florida has selected the monologue Escort Wanted by Doug Shear as part of their festival offering to take place September 8 - 13, 2015. The monologue is one of five that will be produced by New Theatre, a multi-cultural theatre entering its 28th season. Doug Shear is a published author, playwright and performer based in Miami, Florida.

​New Theatre in Miami, Florida has selected the monologue Escort Wanted by Doug Shear as part of their festival offering.

The monologue is part of a festival produced by New Theatre, a multi-cultural theatre producing Nouveau Classic works since 1986. New Theatre speaks to and about a diverse contemporary audience by stimulating, provoking, challenging, and entertaining.

The festival includes a concept is called Mx2, in which five monologues are chosen to be produced twice, each time using different actors and directors. Five monologues in total will be produced, which amounts to five writers, ten directors and ten actors. The festival is schedule to run from September 8 – 13, 2015.

One of the requirements for writers was that the script include no specific age, race or gender, which presented a problem for Doug Shear’s piece.

According to Doug, Escort Wanted was originally written from the male point of view. “It was based on an actual experience, so I had to de-gender the piece,” said. “I would love to see it performed by both a male and female actor, but that is up to the producers.”

Doug Shear is the author Rhubarb Culture, a futuristic novel set in a Miami, and American Karma - Twilight of the Marijuana Gods, a memoir about hitchhiking across America in the 1970s. He is also featured in a compilation of spoken word performances in the book BadAss.

His play Saint Peter at the Gate, was produced in Toronto, Canada and Boca Raton, Florida.

He has also written and performed several monologues at the popular Lip Service Stories event at the Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida and the Life Out Loud event in Ybor City, Florida.

To blow off steam, Doug performs stand-up comedy at seedy local clubs that he would never visit as a patron.

New Theatre, entering its 28th Anniversary Season, has flourished under the artistic direction of Ricky J. Martinez and Managing director, Eileen Suarez. It focuses on works which speak of social, religious & humanistic interests, issues of discrimination based on race, gender & sexual orientation, the immigrant's plight, and the role of youth in our community. It presents stories from the heart and for the soul which celebrate the mosaic that makes up the South Florida community.

Individuals interested in attending the festival can obtain more information by visiting new-theatre.org. For more information about Doug Shear’s novels, plays, videos & screenplays, please visit his website dougshear.com. 

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