Michael McKeever is truly the renaissance man of South Florida theater. His plays, filled with “wit, insight and a healthy dose of his quirky sense of humor,” have been performed across the United States, Europe and Russia.

Just this season, his comedies, “37 Postcards” and “Suite Surrender,” were or will be mounted in Wisconsin, Tennessee, British Columbia, Ontario, Illinois and Ohio, and his new play, “Clark Gable Slept Here” will be premiere at Miami’s Arsht Center.

“One of the things I enjoy most about being a playwright is that you get to create worlds from scratch,” he explained in the video, “A Playwright in One Act: Deconstructing Michael McKeever.”

McKeever, winner of five Carbonell Awards and an accomplished actor and graphic designer, teamed up three years with his longtime partner, director Stuart Meltzer, and playwright Chris Demos-Brown to found Zoetic Stage to push the boundaries of regional theater.

“I would like to think that my work has and will continue to have an impact on the audience members. It’s important that plays not only entertain an audience….but that have a message, that the audience walks away with a new understanding or some questions they can ask each other and themselves.”

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