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Innovation Circle

Charting new paths to creative experiences

Gifts this year used for: The streaming play Repair, by local playwright Michael Marrero and Julio Trinidad. Repair will be recorded in front of a live audience, then edited for streaming. Funds will pay for an established tv/film performer to star with Trinidad, and other expenses related to the production.

Giving Circles support ongoing initiatives and priorities of The Studios that rely on a bit of extra help to succeed. Specific goals and projects for each Circle are established annually.

Workshopped in early March 2020, Repair is a script by one of Key West’s singular talents, Michael Marrero. Repair wastes no time launching into the action. The play opens as a car pulls into a closed body shop in Queens one night in the middle of a downpour. When the mechanic goes outside to let the driver know the shop isn’t open, he quickly discovers that nothing about the encounter is random.