Between Two Palms Series

Watercolor painting of a palm leafThe Studios of Key West introduces an ongoing series of intimate conversations with arts and theater luminaries. Between Two Palms invites you to view a live stream discussion and Q & A  with award-winning theater, television and film performers like Kate Burton, Tonya Pinkins, Reed Birney and Constance Shulman, the first four guests in our series. Leading the first four conversations is The Studios of Key West Artistic Associate, Murphy Davis, a Key West/New York stage director and former Artistic Director of the Bay Street Theater. 

A limited number of tickets will be sold for these online events.

Conversations begin at 6pm and last an hour.




By popular demand these talks are now available to purchase individually.

The cost is $20/$15 mbrs. per talk.

Wed Jul 8, 6pm

Watch above or click HERE for a free streaming of a new play:

by Drew Larimore (excerpted from Boomeranged)
Starring Constance Shulman (Orange is the New Black) | Directed by Stephen Kitsakos

Boomeranged is a full length play by former Artist-in-Resident playwright Drew Larimore. It is comprised of four connected plays that comment on a traumatic event in the lives of each of the characters and employs the use of cameras, live projector feeds and viewing screens.

Check your email for a receipt upon purchase.
Details on how to access each talk will be sent to your email one
day before the talk. Questions?  Please email
(Scroll down for dates and artist biographies).
Unable to make an event? A recording will be made available to ticketholders for one week after each talk. Link upon request.

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance, and if chosen, will be invited to join the presenters on screen during the Q & A portion of the evening.



Wed Jun 17, 6pm

KATE BURTON is a Swiss-born Welsh-American actress, daughter of actor Richard Burton and Sybil Christopher. On television, Burton received critical acclaim as Ellis Grey in Grey’s Anatomy, and as Vice President Sally Langston on Scandal. Ms. Burton is a three-time Emmy Nominee and Tony Award Nominee.  She has appeared in countless films, television series and fourteen Broadway shows including The Constant Wife, Hedda Gabler and The Elephant Man. A graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama, she is currently a University of Southern California dramatic arts professor.


Wed Jun 24, 6pm

TONYA PINKINS  has won or been nominated for nearly every award there is in American theater. A Fulbright awardee, she starred on Broadway in Tony Kushner & Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline or Change and won the Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Sweet Anita in Jelly’s Last Jam. You may have seen her in All My Children, Madam Secretary, and Fear the Walking Dead. As a producer, writer and director, she conceived Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn; Narrative Stories and Songs for the Soul in ten minutes or less involving women spanning the globe in age, culture and ethnicity. Ms. Pinkins is currently in post production on a socio-political horror film set during the 2020 election called Red Pill. (@redpillmovie2020).


Wed Jul 1, 6pm

Viewers of House of Cards will recognize REED BIRNEY as the actor who played Vice President Donald Blythe. He played Tom Connolly on The Blacklist and has many other television credits including The Americans and Home Before Dark. He is a distinguished stage actor, having won the Tony Award for his 2016 performance in The Humans. Mr Birney was an original Broadway cast member of 1984, Casa Valentina and Picnic. In 2011, Mr. Birney received a special Drama Desk Award for his versatile and finely nuanced performances over the past thirty-five years and for exceptional work in three off-Broadway plays, Tigers be Still, A Small Fire and The Dream of the Burning Boy.


Wed Jul 8, 6pm

Actress CONSTANCE SHULMAN is instantly recognizable as Yoga Jones in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. She is well-known as the voice of Patti Mayonnaise for the Nickelodeon animated TV series Doug, ABC’s Disney’s Doug, Doug’s First Movie and for playing Shelly Ray in the TV comedy The Faculty. Her signature voice has been described as a “scratch and southern-accented marvel”. Shulman’s stage appearances include starring in the original production of Steel Magnolias where she created the role of Annelle. She recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of The Rose Tattoo starring Marisa Tomei. For many years she was also the “face” of Kraft Mayonnaise.

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