Marco Ramirez, the South Florida playwright whose very clear talent (and string of honors) got him into the highly competitive play-writing program at Manhattan's Juilliard School, has landed a gig writing for the FX television series Sons of Anarchy. He has left New York for Los Angeles, and if the TV thing works out, who knows how much time/interest he'll have in continuing to write plays?
One Ramirez play that has already had a production by Miami's Mad Cat Theatre Company -- Broadsword, about guys in a heavy metal band who reunite when one of their own vanishes -- is coming back this spring, this time in a larger venue. Mad Cat will revisit Broadswordin a coproduction with Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The show plays the Carnival Studio Theater April 29-May 9.
Alex Fumero, Ramirez's pal and sometime collaborator in the Foryoucansee Theater company (it presented the original reggaeton/sci fi show Toners in Timein June),has also relocated to L.A. Fumero is attending the Atlantic Theater Company's conservatory, where students study with the likes of David Mamet, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman.