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 Epic Playwright Conference Weekend June


 From left to right:  Eric Jellson, Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Kimpton’s of Florida; Jon Jory, key note speaker, Tony-Award Winner, and Producing Director, Actors Theatre of Louisville; Susan Westfall, Literary Director, City Theatre; John Manzelli, Producing Artistic Director,  City Theatre.

MIAMI – July 3, 2014 – Call it the right place at the “write” time as Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel, Miami became the class act for City Theatre’s Fourth Annual CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights from June 26-29, 2014.  Local and national playwrights gathered at the conference to get connected, inspired, and informed through workshops, panels and key note presenters. 
“We are ecstatic to have had the opportunity to create an epic experience for CityWrights and that our spectacular skyline views and amenities could serve as inspiration for such a creative and illustrious group of playwrights, theater artists and other industry leaders,” said Eric Jellson, Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Kimpton’s of Florida.
Living up to its name, EPIC is a classic contemporary luxury waterfront hotel at the heart of downtown Miami offering guests a true cosmopolitan resort experience that combines Miami’s indisputable, international vibe and energy.  Exclusive amenities include the 16th floor roof-top pool deck, top-rated restaurants, dramatically designed event spaces, and Exhale spa.
City Theatre’s CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights was a comprehensive conference dedicated to the art, business, development, training, inspiration and mentorship of dramatists and the development of new work. The lineup incorporated a prominent group of award-winning master artists, leading organizations and institutions, agents, publishers, producers and artistic directors to present its distinctive programming including Tony Award-Winning Key Note Speaker Jon Jory and four time Emmy recipient Daniel Louis “Dan” Castellaneta, best known for his work on the animated television series “The Simpsons”.
Since its inception, City Theatre, a not-for-profit professional theatre company founded based in Miami, has received over 7,000 script submissions, produced over 375 original short plays, and annually brought together an ensemble of talented artists with exciting new material to present Summer Shorts – America’s Short Play Festival.  The theater company’s CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights is currently a nationally recognized event that puts South Florida center stage as a cultural destination for playwrights, theatre artists and professionals.
For more information on EPIC and/or reservations, please call (866) 760-3742 or (305) 424-5226 or visit”>_tmp_url_4_.To stay up-to-date on the latest news and travel deals, become a fan of the EPIC Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @KimptonInFL.
A member of the award-winning San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, EPIC – voted among the Top 20 Hotels in Florida on Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice list for the last three consecutive years, a Top 30 Hotel in the U.S. in Celebrated Living’s 2013 Platinum List, a 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence winner, a Gold List recipient of World’s Best Places To Stay in 2012 and Best Miami Accommodations by Porthole Magazine in 2012 – combines the style of a cosmopolitan boutique hotel with the amenities of a resort to create a sophisticated oasis for guests amidst the energy and pulse of Miami. Located at the edge of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, EPIC’s 411 rooms and suites are artfully designed by Cheryl Rowley, with furnishings that convey an understated sense of cool and private balconies that provide inspiring views of the city and bay. Hotel offerings include a 13,752-square-foot wrap-around pool deck with private cabanas; Area 31 restaurant and famed ZUMA, an internationally acclaimed restaurant offering a sophisticated cuisine philosophy inspired by the informal Japanese dining style called Izakaya; a spa and fitness center operated by Exhale, featuring a full array of innovative spa therapies, wellness options and transformational mind body fitness experiences; 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space; and a private marina. For more information on EPIC and/or reservations, please call (866) 760-3742 or (305) 424-5226 or visit
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants in the United States and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for while away from home through thoughtful perks and amenities, distinctive design that tells a story and inspires a sense of fun at each hotel and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Kimpton also leads the hospitality industry in eco-friendly practices that span all hotels and restaurants, and is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a Fortune magazine “Best Place to Work” four times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates 60 hotels and nearly 70 restaurants, bars and lounges in 26 cities. For more information, visit and

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