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Adolfo Henriques

Letter from Miami’s respected civic leader Adolfo Henriques, Vice Chairman, The Related Group and Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council Chairman. In his letter Mr. Henriques expressed his support for Joe Adler and GableStage/GroveStage. Click here for the letter.

David Ives

Letter from David Ives, Award-winning American playwright - recipient of MacArthur; Guggenheim; Helen Hayes; Outer Critics Circle and Drama awards -  in support of the planned GableStage/GroveStage 300-seat theater.


David Lawrence, Jr.

Click here to see what retired Miami Herald Publisher and prominent children’s advocate David Lawrence Jr. wrote in his letter of support of GableStage. Mr. Lawrence is a nationally known newspaper editor and publisher who upon retirement became a leading national advocate for children, especially in the area of early childhood investment. He currently serves as chair of The Children's Movement of Florida.


Tarell Alvin McCraney

Why are 300 seats ideal size for the revived Coconut Grove Playhouse? We asked Tarell Alvin McCraney, an internationally recognized playwright and the recipient of an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for MOONLIGHT. Watch an excerpt from his recent interview below to find out what he said.


Marco Ramirez

Letter in support of Joe Adler and GableStage from Marco Ramirez, Miamian, Award-winning playwright/film & TV screenwriter/producer  including Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards; credits include “Orange is the New Black,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Defenders”.

Mark Trowbridge

GableStage and its Producing Artistic Director Joseph Adler have been strongly endorsed by the local business and cultural community to operate the revived Coconut Grove Playhouse! Watch this video of support where Mark Trowbridge, President & CEO of The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, explains what puts Mr. Adler in the unique position to lead the revived new theater.


Deborah Zoe Laufer

Letter from Deborah Zoe Laufer, Award-winning playwright, who is the recipient of the Helen Merrill and Lilly Awards, provided observations in support of a 300-seat theater and GableStage/GroveStage.

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