Empire Stage

1140 N Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304



Empire Stage is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works for the diverse audiences of Ft Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior populations. We are committed to presenting dynamic works originating from both the New York City and South Florda theatrical communities. It is our goal to offer theater artists a supportive environment where they can collaborate, take risks and develop as writers, as directors, as actors, as designers and as producers.

About Us:

David Gordon is an actor and producer and a founding producing partner of Empire Stage. He was previously seen at Empire Stage in He’s Coming Up the Stairs! as Jeff Winston; and in Making **** as Jack Hawk, a part he played Off Broadway, as well as in the National Tour. Also in Ft Lauderdale, David appeared as Dr. John Evans in Roll With the Punches, a role he originated at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex in New York. Some of David’s other NY stage credits include Oklahoma;  Bongo Fever; Down! Down! Down!; Picnic; Crazy For You and A Town Called Shame. David has appeared in numerous national commercials as well as the NYC-based soap operas. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Lucy Caracappa and their dog Stanley.

Garet Scott is a playwright and actress and a founding producing partner of Empire Stage. Ft Lauderdale stage credits include He’s Coming Up the Stairs and Roll With the Punches, both written by Garet. Her other plays have been performed Off-off Broadway and at high schools and colleges. A Town Called Shame was published by Samuel French. She has also written for MTV Animation, The Village Voice and several defunct web series. As an actress Garet has appeared in many Off-off Broadway productions. Her voice has been heard on audiobooks, videogames, commercials and cartoons. Garet is an award-winning audiobook producer and director. She lives in New York with her husband Kevin Thomsen and their two daughters.

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