Arts and Culture have the power to connect, to heal, and to build communities. While Miami Beach Cultural Institutions have temporarily closed their doors to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), our arts community remains committed to inspire knowledge, creativity, and ideas.
As part of Miami Beach Virtual Culture, we are bringing our residents and visitors a selection of the City’s vast cultural offerings, including virtual art-making activities, master theatre workshops, concerts by musicians from around the world, art salon programs, and online exhibitions.
Over the next few weeks, we'll continue to share the culture that enriches our lives and connects us wherever we are. You can follow Miami Beach Arts and Culture using the hashtag #MBArtsAndCulture or sign up for weekly newsletters at the bottom of our homepage.
In July, we launched the #MiamiArtStrong initiative - a collective effort from Miami-based arts institutions to strengthen the impact and ensure the longevity of the arts in Miami. Tag us at #MiamiArtStrong on social media to show us how you are using the arts during this time.
Until our buildings can reopen, explore your favorite arts institutions digitally. And for our locals, explore some of our public works already on view in the neighborhood.
The Pursuit of Abstraction
Miami New Drama
MASTER MiND Classes
The Rhythm Foundation
Afrobeta Live Performance
Virtual Tours at The Bass
Fri. 5/15/20 at 8:00 P.M.
Sat. 5/16/20 at 2:00 P.M.
In this realistic tragedy of the 19th century, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa collaborates with the world renowned dancer Carmela Greco in the role of La Madre, international artists Eloy Aguilar in the role of the Father, Josefine Chiachierro in the role of the Daughter, guitarists Antonio Gabarri and Manantial and Singer Nieves Diaz. This work uses flamenco as a language to bring to life the history, characters and relationships of the classic play. Music plays an integral role in the creation and live presentation of the piece. The guitarist and the singer collaborated with the dancers and choreographers to create the original music and lyrics for this work that tells the story of a father manipulated by his wife who wants to control her daughter and her fortune. The Father explores the complex and intense relationships between the three central characters in this work: the father, the mother and the daughter, along with the nurse, the doctor and the priest that the mother recruits to support her plot for her husband to be hospitalized. in a madhouse. The eight dancers and three musicians accomplished the extraordinary task of bringing Strindberg to flamenco, creating a magnificent theatrical experience and a tribute to his genius.
The Bass' doors may be temporarily closed, but that just means a virtual Bass is now open! The Bass is bringing their educational resources online for free, featuring fun, at-home activities and lesson plans for all ages. Check them out for their daily 3:05 p.m. ‘Cafecito Break’ posts on Instagram or Facebook and share what you'd like to see more of as we #MuseumFromHome, by messaging their team or leaving comments.
Or do you need a museum break? Take a virtual tour of Ugo Rondinone's solo exhibition good evening beautiful blue, previously on display at The Bass from October 29, 2017 - March 25, 2018. The exhibition included vocabulary of solitude, an installation of 45 life-size clown figures cast from 22 men and 23 women of various ages and ethnicities.
In the meantime, as The Bass prepares the building to welcome you back safely, visit The [Virtual] Bass and attend one of our digital programs:
- June 8 - August 14: Virtual Summer Art Camps, weekly interactive Zoom classes for ages 4-12, including art materials
TRACEY MOFFATT VIRTUAL OPENING
On Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m., The Bass and The New Tropic held a live virtual reception via Zoom to celebrate the opening of Tracey Moffatt’s exhibition Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015. Watch the pre-recorded reception that featured a talk between curator Leilani Lynch and The New Tropic’s Bruce Pinchbeck. Watch Here.
PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU: BEAUTIFUL
Take a virtual tour of Pascale Marthine Tayou's exhibition Beautiful, previously on view at the museum from Oct 29, 2017 – May 20, 2018. The exhibition centered around an intervention with the museum’s permanent collection where Tayou presented his work alongside his own selection of objects from The Bass’ founding collection. Take a Tour.
COLORING PAGES FROM THE COLLECTION
Coloring is soothing for everyone, not just the kiddos. Explore unique elements of The Bass’ building and works from the collection through these free coloring pages. Print out a sheet for old-fashioned marker or crayon coloring, or get high-tech and use a tablet. Enjoy! Make sure to share your artwork with us @BassCreativityCenter and #BassCreativityCenter. Get Started.
Since 2018, the Curator Culture series at The Bass has brought together prominent artists and leading architects, scientists, journalists and influential leaders from many fields for public conversations about fostering creativity in a complicated world. The Bass has uploaded Previous Curator Culture conversations to view virtually!
Dance NOW! Miami has been working hard to keep you inspired, educated, and entertaine during the Coronavirus Crisis.
The essential workers on the frontline of this COVID-19 pandemic – in healthcare, in the postal service, in the supermarket, and all those keeping our countries running while so many of us are sheltering at home – are the heroes of today.
We at Dance NOW! Miami are sharing this video with you of Isadora Duncan’s powerful “Varshiavianka,” recorded at one of our rehearsals, as a tribute to all who fight. While the piece was originally inspired by the Russian Revolution of 1917, and choreographed by Duncan as a call for the impoverished Bolshevik workers to rise up against oppression, it is incredibly timely as the world is now: “at war” against the oppressive threat of a deadly virus.
VIRTUAL TOUR: ZACHARY BALBER - TAMIM
JMOF-FIU remains closed, but now you can view one of their most popular exhibitions online. In Tamim Zach Balber uses portrait photography to uncover the camouflaged identity (tattoos) of some of Judaism’s most unconventional Jews. Balber, Jewish himself, connected with the men he photographed while rediscovering his own heritage.
VIRTUAL TOUR: JUDITH LEIBER - MASTER CRAFTSMAN
Judith Leiber: Master Craftsman tells the story of a fearless woman ahead of her time. Leiber's innovative style is immortalized by her animal and her food themed minaudieres (small decorative handbags without handles), beloved by celebrities and first ladies alike, including Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Marnie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Walters.
COMPLIMENTARY GROUP TOURS:
Businesses, schools, and public institutions have closed their doors to comply with evolving city and state recommendations to stay home, leaving most South Floridians stuck at home and unable to partake in group gatherings.
While you continue to practice social distancing, take advantage of the many virtual programs we are offering, including our newly launched virtual tours—which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Your group can virtually visit the Judith Leiber: Master Craftsman. The exhibition honors the Holocaust survivor-turned-mega-designer’s life, work and legacy and features photographs of Leiber, alongside a comprehensive selection of Judith Leiber’s bags, belts, pillboxes and glasses, from collectors in Florida as well as from The Leiber Collection.
Also available to tour virtually is Zachary Balber’s Tamim, a collection of compelling photographs of unconventional (tattooed) Jews. Each virtual tour takes about 30 minutes and will be lead by one of our professional staff members. For information, please contact Eva Shvedova or Nancy Cohen.
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Friday Family Funday Activities with The Jewish Museum of Florida!
Are you looking for fun and educational projects to do with your loved ones? Visit our Youtube channel for access to dozens of family-friendly activities and craft projects to fill your summer days. From collage and baking to scavenger hunts and paper crafts, we can't wait to see what you'll create with our Friday Funday videos.
See all the Friday Funday projects on our website.
Keys to the Collection
Keys to the Collection is a weekly virtual program led by JMOF-FIU docents and volunteers. Each program will highlight a person, place or thing that illustrates the diversity of Jewish life and the ways that Florida Jews have influenced the state's history and culture. Check out their website for a complete program schedule.
What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Las Vegas, but not when it comes to the artwork of leading Nevada artist, Martin Kreloff. Kreloff, whose work is held by the New York Museum of Modern Art and dozens of other galleries, museums and corporate collections, sparkles with contemporary themes, often built around classic art references, bits of whimsy, stars of yesteryear and even geisha girls and sumo wrestlers.
FILMS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach has created an expansive list of Holocaust films and documentaries that are free to stream at home. A password will need to be requested, but all films are free to the public through the Holocaust Memorial’s Video Streaming Collection.
The Miami Beach Community is invited to watch the premiere of Names Not Numbers, a special film created by 7th grade students from Fienberg-Fisher K-8. This project, now in its second year is sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and features local Holocaust Survivors.
During this project, students learned the main aspects of filmmaking from journalists and filmmakers including research, interviewing techniques, filming techniques and editing, to interviewing the film Survivors themselves.
Discover the black experience in America and the powerfully significant contributions of African American filmmakers through decades of film history, via the MBC archive. From the first years of cinema, black filmmakers have been invaluable to the cultural fabric that makes up American film history and important voices in the struggles and problems in our society. Over decades lessons have been learned from these contributions, but continuing setbacks and deep flaws continue to prove the value of the works defining African American stories.
The archive is a work in progress and it continues to grow through many stages. Coming soon is the 1970s, an important decade of black history in America which included many works by independent African American filmmakers, blaxploitation and the L. A. Rebellion.
virtual concert series featuring two unique video concerts and two live streamed concerts as part of the 2020 New Music Miami ISCM Festival. Each concert will available at the following YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrzbrp9NJM1_r3czkjN9cw ¬– subscribe to the channel for updates and event links.
For YouTube Channel, click here
Monday, August 3 @ 5:30, Zoom Link, click here / Zoom ID# 956 0011 8985 Password 035878
In her studio practice, Jennifer Printz gravitates towards meditative processes most recently focusing
on mixed media work made with a gentle and deliberate mark making that create an intrinsic
presence within her work. Printz’ art has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across
the United States and abroad and has been included in publications as diverse as Tricycle and The
Carolina Quarterly. She has been awarded artist residencies at locations such as the Cité
Internationale des Arts in Paris. Printz received her MFA from The University of Georgia, has been an
active arts leader in a variety of professional organizations and currently teaches drawing at Florida
International University in Miami.
To learn more about Jennifer Printz, click here
Carole Ann Taylor is an entrepreneur, civic leader, & professional singer.
To learn more about Carole Ann Taylor, click here
Miami City Ballet x Lincoln Road
Celebrating 35 years as Miami’s ballet company, MCB dancers are heading back to where it all started — on Lincoln Road in a new pop-up studio space.
For more than three decades, Miami City Ballet has played a vital and leading role in the rich tapestry of Miami’s cultural and artistic scene. Its rise to become one of the nation’s top ballet companies is meteoric, given its youth relative to its peers.
To commemorate our 35th Anniversary, MCB dancers are training where it all began — on Lincoln Road in a new pop-up studio space. The iconic Lincoln Road was MCB’s original studio location and home in 1986, a place where the community still recalls some of the company’s earliest memories.
Everyone is welcome to pop by 744 Lincoln Road, corner of Meridian Avenue, to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary MCB dancers as they train and practice (while observing safe social distancing rules), and view window displays of dazzling costumes from some of MCB’s most splendid and seminal productions.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide our community with the beauty of ballet while showcasing the strength and resilience of the human spirit through our remarkable artform at a time when it is most needed. We hope to give people a moment of joy and an opportunity to embrace the healing power of the arts,” says Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.
Visitors will also enjoy some eclectic and fun-loving dance-inspired music streaming outdoors during every practice. Check out our Lincoln Road playlist on Spotify here.
Miami City Ballet x Lincoln Road is a collaborative effort between MCB, Lincoln Road Business Improvement District, Comras Company, and the City of Miami Beach. The partnership is a message of inspiration while showcasing resilience, not just of the human spirit, but of a community that stands united and stronger when it embraces the institutions that have made Miami Beach a top travel destination and global arts mecca.
“We are excited to welcome the ballet back to Lincoln Road, providing locals a safe and creative way to experience the Miami City Ballet, during a time when the pandemic prevents us from gathering in the city’s performance venues.” says Tim Schmand, executive director of the Lincoln Road BID
Special thanks to the companies that have made this pop-up studio possible. This residency is a collaborative effort between MCB, Lincoln Road Business Improvement District, Comras Company, and is sponsored by the City of Miami Beach.
744 Lincoln Road, corner of Meridian Avenue
Monday – Friday
1- 3pm & 5 – 7pm
Now through September 10
Photo credit: MCB Dancer Nicole Stalker. Photo © Alexander Iziliaev.
Online Dance Classes for Everyone!
Miami City Ballet’s video classes are for all dancers; beginners to experienced. Take a class led by one of MCB’s dancers any time from the comfort of your home.
Our Ballet Basics class (in English and Spanish) covers the fundamentals. You need a chair or other stable support. For all ages, all levels. No experience needed.
BALLET STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN
A gentle, refreshing class to get your body moving and feeling good. Bring a towel or yoga mat, light weights if available. For all ages, all levels. No experience needed.
An intermediate barre class with some light center work. You need a chair or other stable support. For ballet students at the intermediate/advanced level.
FAMILY FUNDAY WITH HERMAN PAYNE (HIP HOP, JAZZ & BALLET)
Led by famed Miami-based dancer and MCB School faculty instructor, Herman Payne. Have fun and get moving at home with a Miami-infused Hip Hop class, Bob Fosse inspired Jazz class and a family-friendly ballet class that puts the ‘all’ in ballet. For all ages, all levels. No experience needed.
You can also join MCB live each Saturday as part of our weekly #MOVEWITHMCB Instagram Livestream classes. Find out more and view the schedule here.
Q&A with choreographer Twyla Tharp
"When I choreograph to lyrics, I am always aware of the rhythm of the lyrics and I’m always aware of the literal meaning of the words as well as the context...”
Q&A with MCB principal dancers Katia Carranza & Kleber Rebello
“You are literally throwing yourself towards him, sometimes blindly. It is tremendous risk-taking... it only works if the female dancer has complete trust in her male partner.“ Lourdes Lopez on the "That’s Life" pas de duex
Free Online Dance Classes
Join MCB Principal dancer Tricia Albertson for Ballet Basics this Saturday at 10am on Instagram.
Enjoy all our free classes any time on YouTube, including Ballet Basics (en español), Ballet Stretch and Strengthen, Intermediate Ballet, and our Family Funday series featuring Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet led by MCB School faculty and famed dancer Herman Payne.
The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) is proud to present Miami Beach's Art Deco Museum! The Museum allows tourists and locals to better understand the architectural heritage and community culture of Miami Beach. MDPL designed the museum to be educational and informational while reflecting the fun and glamour of Miami Beach.
The Art Deco Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Tuesday, face-masks and social distancing required while visiting the museum.
The Art Deco Museum is located at 1001 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.
CONNECT WITH US DIGITALLY - SOCIAL DISTANCING EDITION
Watch lecture recordings from the Miami Design Preservation League's Art Deco Weekend 2020 from the comfort of your own home. Click here to read their latest newsletter with a series of lectures celebrating "Women Who Made a Difference".
You can also visit the MDPL Archive for a closer look at their collection of documents, photographs, and collectables.
COLOR MIAMI - FREE COLORING BOOK!
BARBARA BAER CAPITMAN RETROSPECTIVE
VIRTUAL BACKGROUND IMAGES
The Miami Jewish Film Festival presents a special curated online series of short films that you can enjoy directly from your home. As part of this FREE series, a new short film showcase will be unveiled every week celebrating some of the most dazzling international tales featuring comedy, sci-fi, animation, documentary, and stories from the city we call home.
Upcoming Virtual Programming
Virtual Speaker Series: Director Poli Martínez Kaplun
|When:||July 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM|
Virtual Speaker Series
|Tickets:||Become A Member »|
Members of the Miami Jewish Film Festival are given an exclusive opportunity of registering for the Festival's weekly virtual Speaker Series that continues with the online presentation of the international award-winning film A Rose in Winter. Watch our exclusive online premiere of The House on Wannsee Street and then join us for a special Q&A with Director Poli Martínez Kaplun and Professor Natanya Blanck.
Virtual Cinema: The House on Wannsee Street
|When:||July 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM|
Virtual Screening Room
|Tickets:||Watch Now »|
Generations of an Argentinean family’s secrets are uncovered in this sweeping international story that begins with the Second World War and concludes with an emotional twenty-first-century revelation.
Virtual Speaker Series: Cast & Crew of 'Resistance'
|When:||July 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM|
Virtual Speaker Series
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a virtual panel featuring actors Jesse Eisenberg (Academy Award nominee for The Social Network), Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones), as well as director Jonathan Jakubowicz, and renowned cinematographer M.I. Littin-Menz on Thursday, July 30 at 7pm to support the release of their new film Resistance.
MasterMiND Master Class & Workshop Series
Get the most out of your time at home! Miami New Drama is continually finding new ways to expand their educational programming. They launched a NEW and FREE program: MasterMiND Master Class Series. Register for free digital sessions being offered by their expansive network of award-winning artists!
Did you miss a class? No problem! Each link below will take you to the archived class on YouTube!
Click HERE for video
Peter Romano is a Syrian-American Actor, Director, Musician and Teaching-Artist. Peter holds a BFA from NYU: Tisch, and earned his MFA in Acting from Columbia University. He has taught Acting at many training programs such as New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Columbia University and currently teaches for Hunter College. As an actor, he has worked internationally, on the African tour of Antigone in the World, and regionally in the American Premiere of Terror (Miami New Drama) both directed by Tony award winner Gregory Mosher. Off-Broadway: Fucking A (Signature Theatre), Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream (CSC) Yasmina's Necklace (Premiere Stages). Film/TV: "New Amsterdam" (NBC) “The Blacklist” (NBC) “The Week Of” with Adam Sandler (Netflix). Peter is the creator of the web series “The New Neighborhood." Peter-Romano.com. NewNeighborhoodSeries.com
Brynne McManimie is an actor, producer, editor, and teaching artist. She has an MFA in Acting from Columbia University, and a BA in Theatre from Cal State Fullerton. NY Theatre: Othello (Classic Stage Company), Twelfth Night (Four Words Theatre Co.). TV/Film: The Mysteries of Laura, Elementary, and Bull. She has produced and edited two web series, Small Parts, and The New Neighborhood, both of which have been accepted into many film festivals, and have been nominated for several awards. She recently produced a short film entitled Lessons From My Father which is currently in post-production. In addition to acting and filmmaking, she teaches music, acting and Shakespeare to students age 5-18, all over New York City. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Christopher Renshaw has directed operas, plays, and musicals all over the world and most recently directed A Wonderful World with Miami New Drama. In the West End he directed Hayley and Juliet Mills in Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels, Sir Brian Rix in Dry Rot, a television production of Ruddigore with Vincent Price, and Cafe Puccini, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh. Christopher’s Broadway production of The King and I won four Tony Awards. He himself won the Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a Tony for Best Director. His production of Queen’s We Will Rock You played in London for 12 years and Taboo, which he co-conceived with Boy George, has played London twice and on Broadway. Other recent productions include The Gipsy Kings’ Zorro, Pure Imagination, Dr. Dolittle, and Carmen La Cubana, which he directed, conceived. Carmen la Cubana has so far played in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Shanghai and Berlin. Christopher makes his home in Miami Beach.
Winter Miller is a founding member of the Obie-winning collective 13Playwrights. She is a proud affiliate of New Georges and The Lark, and is the NYC Dramatists Guild Rep. A graduate of Smith College with Latin honors, Winter holds a Masters in Playwriting from Columbia University. Winter has written more than 70 articles for The New York Times, plus New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, Variety, Huffington Post, The Village Voice, and Ms. Magazine. Her first job out of college was an NBC Page. She never returned her uniform. She has worked in surprising places, like Fox News or writing with youth in war-torn Northern Uganda with a documentary. A former journalist, she once tailed Eliot Spitzer, spent a week with Elvis fans at Graceland, scoped out Scientology in Clearwater, chased a tornado in Alabama, and was on a murder stakeout in Queens.
Carmen Peláez is an award winning actor and writer whose play FAKE had its world premiere with Miami New Drama. She has performed her solo play Rum & Coke to raves in LA, Chicago, Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theater and shot it live at the Freedom Tower in Miami for Fall 2020 release.In 2012, she won the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival Short Film Competition with The Acting Lesson. She was a contributor for NBC Latino and has written essays for Marie Claire, Huffington Post and the New York Times. Carmen continues to proudly work on President Barack Obama's Cuba policy team.She’s appeared on Grown and John Leguizamo's Critical Thinking as well as The Words of Others at PAMM and Tino Segahl's Welcome to this Situation at MOAD. She was the Cuban advisor on the Netflix relaunch of One Day at A Time and Story Home's Juguetes Perdidos.Currently, she is developing her new play Besame and as well as her children’s play City Beneath the Sea.
Lana Gordon recently originated the role of Lil Harden in A Wonderful World. Recent New York credits include Hello Again with the Drama League, Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway, Soul Sister/Jesus Christ Superstar (2000 Revival) and the roles of Nala and Shenzi in The Lion King (Original Broadway Company). National/International Tours: Velma Kelly/Chicago, Dionne/Hair, Anita/West Side Story. In Europe: Carmen in Carmen Cubana, Velma Kelly/Chicago, Deloris/Sister Act, Kala/Tazan, inGerman. Regional: Shug Avery/The Color Purple (Portland Center Stage) The Acid Queen/Tommy (Gateway Playhouse) Lana danced with Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble and Donald Byrd The Group. As a Vocalist, she has sung with Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. Lana toured the U.S. as a Spokesperson and Vocalist for TD Bank. TV: 52nd Annual TONY Awards (CBS), David Letterman (NBC) The Rosie O´Donnell Show (NBC). Film: Here Again, Harlem Town and Cabin. Instagram: @lanajeangordon
Joanna Hausmann is a Venezuelan-American comedian, writer and actor who gained popularity through her videos on YouTube and as lead writer/talent on Univision's bilingual digital platform "Flama". Her viral creations have garnered over 70 million views and have been featured in places like CNN, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, NPR, and the BBC. Her biweekly show "Joanna Rants" has collectively reached over 50 million views and has garnered an international fan club (as well as club that claims she looks like British explorer Bear Grylls). Her work won her "Best Comedian" and "Creator of the Year" in Hispanicize's 2016 Tecla awards. She was also honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with the 2018 award for “Best Online Storyteller.” Hausmann is a correspondent on the three season's Netflix's series "Bill Nye Saves The World" which premiered April 21st, 2017 and was named the shows "unlikely science star" by Inverse Magazine. She has written for television projects for networks including CBS and is currently an adjunct-lecturer at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Although (accidentally) born in the small town of Royal Leamington Spa in England, Joanna and her family are wholeheartedly from Caracas, Venezuela. Catch her performing as a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater or dramatically fumbling for her Metro Card right as the subway arrives at any station in New York. She hates wet socks almost as much as she disliked writing this in the third person.
Karin Valecillos. Dramaturga y guionista de cine y televisión, autora de más una veintena de obras entre las que destacan: Cuentos de Guerra para Dormir en Paz, Jazmines en el Lídice, Lo que Kurt Cobain se Llevó, fundadora de la agrupación Tumbarrancho Teatro, ha sido galardonada con el Premio Isaac Chocrón en su Primera Edición, Premio Municipal de Dramaturgia José Ignacio Cabrujas en dos ocasiones, Premio AVENCRIT y Premio Fernando Gómez. Sus obras han sido llevadas a escena en España, Argentina, México, Colombia y Estados Unidos. Para Miami New Drama escribió la exitosa pieza GENTE OCIOSA, una adaptación contempóranea del Tío Vania de Antón Chéjov. Como guionista ha recibido el Premio a Mejor Guión de la Mostra de Sao Paulo, Premio Argentores y Premio ACACV por el guión de “El Amparo”. Como escritora de televisión ha desarrollado proyectos para RCTV, RTI, TELEMUNDO, MTV LA, SONY y actualmente es parte del equipo de escritores de una exitosa serie de NETFLIX. Karin Valecillos es considerada una de las principales representantes de las nuevas voces de la dramaturgia venezolana.
Javier Vidal. Dramaturgo venezolano, actor, periodista, director de teatro y televisión. Licenciado en Comunicación Social de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello y Magister Scientiarium en teatro latinoamericano de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Profesor Asociado de la UCAB de Radiodifusión, Televisión, Teatro y Periodismo audiovisual (1975 - 1998). Profesor de post-grado en la UCAB: La telenovela (1996-1998); y en la UCV con Teatro Latinoamericano I, II, III. Coordinador Académico y profesor del Instituto Universitario de Teatro (1991-2001). Profesor del Diplomado Isaac Chocrón de dramaturgia audiovisual de la FHE/UCV. Productor teatral y director de su compañía teatral JOTA CREATIVA desde 2014. Productor y director de su propio programa de radio Julie & Javier en la Romántica 88.9 FM CENTRE desde 2000. Ha escrito 25 obras de teatro y ha dirigido 51 obras. 30 de sus ensayos y novelas han sido publicados. Como actor ha realizado alrededor de 60 producciones teatrales, 13 películas, 44 telenovelas desde 1974. Uno de sus papeles más importantes en su carrera como actor fue Oscar Wilde en Gross Indecency de Moises Kaufman dirigida por Kaufman-Michel Hausman. Con Miami New Drama participó en calidad de actor como Alexander en Gente Osiosa, adaptación de Karin Valecillos de Tío Vania de Antón Chéjov.
Pablo Gershanik. Actor, director, pedagogo teatral. Graduado de la École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. Ha sido actor en las compañías Cirque Eloize, Compagnie Philippe Genty, Compagnia Finzi Pasca. Se desempeñó como Profesor de la Licenciatura en Artes Escénicas de la Universidad de San Martín, Fundador y Director de la Diplomatura en Realización e Interpretación con Máscaras de la Universidad de San Martín. Es Artista del Cent Quatre Paris y de la Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris y creador de la metodología de Maquetas Intimas.
David Schrader is the founder and president of Murray & Kean LLC, an entertainment consultant. He currently serves as a Board member for Miami New Drama, the Sjogrens Foundation and the 29th Street Neighborhood Association, and previously served as Board Treasurer for BCT Brooklyn Children’s Theater. After earning a CPA and working in public accounting at Ernst & Young, David built a career as an entertainment industry financial professional including 20 years at The Walt Disney Company. From 2009 to 2016, he served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the theatrical production division, leading domestic and international strategy and business development as well as finance, human resources, sales, publicity, marketing, touring, licensing, merchandising and facilities. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and other finance roles. During his time at Disney, the company produced ten Broadway shows as well as touring and international companies, growing from a start-up into one of the world’s largest stage enterprises. David was a member of the Broadway League from 2012-2017 where he served on the Finance Committee and as a Tony Awards voter from 2013-2016.
Rogelio Martinez is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been workshopped and produced in theaters across the country and abroad. Martinez was born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba and came to this country on the Mariel boatlift in 1980. His Cuba Trilogy (Illuminating Veronica, Arrivals and Departures, and All Eyes and Ears) are published by Broadway Play Publishing. He has just returned from Germany where a workshop of his play, Born In East Berlin, was performed at the Stasi Museum, Berlin in both English and German. The play had its world premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse in February 2020. He teaches graduate level playwriting at Columbia University and Goddard College. He teaches undergraduate playwriting at NYU. Martinez is a recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Princess Grace Award, and a Mid-Career Fellowship at the Lark Theater Company. After being awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Science and Technology Initiative Grant by the Denver Center, Martinez went on to write When Tang Met Laika, a post Cold War space exploration play; which was subsequently produced by the Denver Center. Martinez’s plays include a Cold War trilogy, Ping Pong (Public Theatre & published by Broadway Play Publishing), Born in East Berlin, the second play, (workshopped at the Atlantic Theater Company and has since been translated into Hungarian, Romanian, and German), and the trilogy’s conclusion Blind Date (commissioned by the Denver Center Theater Company, Goodman Theatre director Tony nominee Robert Falls, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award), Illuminating Veronica, Arrivals and Departures, and All Eyes and Ears (all published by Broadway Play Publishing). Martinez has been workshopped and commissioned by various theaters across the country including the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Atlantic Theater Company, Arden Theater, Asolo Repertory, and Ojai Theater Company, and many more. His newest play is Come As You Are, a play with music commissioned by Shadowcatcher Productions.
DeWitt Fleming Jr. is a world renowned Tap Dancer. He has toured the world as a featured tap dancer with Riverdance, Cirque Du Soliel, danced with Grammy award winning artist Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, and was featured on the HBO Emmy Award winning show Boardwalk Empire. New York Times says he is a “non stop source of rhythmic variety and surprise….sparks seem to fly from those shoes!” Dewitt has taught all over the world and has choreographed for numerous productions. Prior to his role as Stepin’ Fetchit in Miami New Drama’s A Wonderful World, DeWitt played the lead role of Jelly Roll Morton in the National Black Theater Festival’s production of Jelly’s Last Jam, where he was the tap choreographer as well. Most recently DeWitt made history by releasing the first jazz album recorded live at Dizzy’s Club Jazz at Lincoln Center with tap dancing; Sax and Taps INTERSPLOSION! (Live at Dizzy’s Club) DeWitt is also an actor, singer, and percussionist/drummer. Some of his favorite theater credits are Scottsboro Boys (Ozie/Ruby), Sophisticated Ladies (Lead), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon). As a percussionist, DeWitt has played on MTV, at the Legendary BlueNote NYC, and PlayStation Theater Times Square. DeWitt is the owner of the tap microphone company DeW It Right Tap Mics. It is the only company in the world dedicated specifically to creating microphones for tap dancing. To find out more visit his website www.dewittflemingjr.com or follow him on Instagram @dewittflemingjr
Claudio Tolcachir es actor, director, docente y dramaturgo. Como actor participó en más de treinta obras con directores como Daniel Veronese, Norma Aleandro, Carlos Gandolfo y Roberto Villanueva, entre otros. Como director fundó, junto con su grupo, la compañía TIMBRe4, con la que montó Chau Misterix, Orfeo y Eurídice, Jamón del diablo, Lisístrata, La omisión de la familia Coleman, Tercer cuerpo, El viento en un violín, Emilia y Dínamo, estas últimas cinco piezas de su autoría. También dirigió obras como Atendiendo al Sr. Sloane, Agosto, Todos eran mis hijos, Buena gente, Tribus, Ay amor divino y La mentira, entre otras. Por sus trabajos recibió los premios ACE, Clarín, María Guerrero, Teatro del Mundo y Teatro XXI, y fue nominado al premio Konex como uno de los mejores directores de la década. Sus obras se representaron en más de veinte países y fueron traducidas a seis idiomas. Desde 2001 dirige, junto con su grupo, el espacio cultural TIMBRe4.
Dionne Figgins began her career as a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the direction of Arthur Mitchell, dancing lead roles in Serenade, Four Temperaments, Agon, and Concerto Barocco. She also appeared as a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Broadway credits include Hot Feet, Memphis, Leap of Faith, and Motown the Musical. Regional/Off-Broadway credits include Trip of Love, Chicago, and Smokey Joe’s Café. Film/TV credits include Power, Flesh and Bone (Yasmine), Bolden. She is the co-founder of Broadway Serves, a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect theater professionals to community service opportunities. Proud member of AEA/SAG. @ddfiggs
Miami New Drama Artistic Director, Michel Hausmann, shares his journey to creating the company and his vision for why theatre? why Miami?
Enjoy this candid presentation.
Christopher and Justin Swader are New York-based scenic designers. Recent designs include collaborations with: Two River Theater, Everyman Theatre, Miami New Drama, Lincoln Center Education, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Abingdon Theatre Company, John W. Engeman Theatre, Kitchen Theatre Company, The New School for Drama, Luna Stage, IBEX Puppetry, National Black Theatre, Sotheby's, 3LD, Cherry Lane Theatre, La MaMa, Manhattan School of Music, Park Avenue Armory, Trusty Sidekick, Mason Holdings, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Bristol Valley Theatre, The Orchard Project, Shadowland Stages, Columbia Stages, Company One, SpeakEasy Stage Company, ArtsEmerson. Collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Sotheby’s, Big Apple Circus, National Geographic. http://www.cjswaderdesign.com
Len Schiff’s musical SIGNS OF LIFE (music by Joel Derfner, book by Peter Ullian) opened off-Broadway in 2010 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater and went on to a run at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater. THE GOLEM OF HAVANA (2015 Independent Reviewers of New England Nomination, Best New Play; music by Salomon Lerner, book by Michel Hausmann) premiered at Barrington Stage’s New Musicals Lab, later enjoying a record-breaking run in Miami; it will next play the Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis. Other works include the musicals ÆTHERNITY (music: Chris Sidorfsky) ZACH IN PROGRESS (music: Georgia Stitt) and the one act opera USHER FALLING (music: Randall Eng). Current projects include a rock biography of Daniel Ellsberg with composer David Mallamud, an adaptation of the Ellen Kushner novel SWORDSPOINT with Joel Derfner and Peter Ullian, and an adaptation of G.K. Chesterton’s THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAYwith Chris Sidorfsky and Austin Grossman. Len holds an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theater Advanced Workshop. He lives in Little Neck, NY with his wife, their son, and entirely too many board games.
Salomon Lerner has an M.F.A. from NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. He studied Film Scoring at the Berklee College of Music and Composition at the Ars Nova School of Music (Caracas). At The Colony Theatre, he was Composer/Orchestrator/Music Director of The Golem of Havana (2016), Our Town (2017) Queen of Basel (2018) and Puras Cosas Maravillosas (2018). Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, he is currently an active composer in New York City. www.salomonlerner.com
Formado con grandes directores como Juan Carlos Gené, Enrique Porte, Levy Rosell y Ugo Ulive. Basilio Álvarez se ha convertido en uno de los referentes principales dentro del teatro venezolano, no solo como actor sino también como director, teniendo en su haber más de 40 montajes teatrales dirigidos tanto con su grupo “Skena” como con otros grupos productores de gran prestigio. Ha recibido los premios teatrales más importantes en venezuela: el Marco Antonio Ettedgui, el Premio Nacional casa del artista y en varias oportunidades ha sido reconocido por los premios municipales de Caracas como mejor actor, productor y director, así como también el Ministerio de la Cultura lo ha distinguido con las órdenes mérito al trabajo en bronce y plata. Entre sus trabajos más destacados como actor recordamos su participación en los montajes de: Esperando a Godot, Art, La cena de los idiotas, El dia que me quieras, La revolución, Ay Carmela, La Ola, Hamlet, Chicago, Enemigo del pueblo, I.D.I.O.T.A., y su última e impactante actuación como Rothko en la versión venezolana de “Rojo” de John Logan. Basilio Álvarez se desempeña también como dramaturgo y escritor no sólo de obras de teatro juveniles e infantiles, sino también de telenovelas y seriados para television con Radio Caracas Televisión en Venezuela, Telemundo en USA, R.T.I. en Colombia, TELEVISA y ARGOS en México. Como actor también ha incursionado la Televisión y el Cine Venezolano. Pero por sobre todas estas actividades, su principal labor sigue siendo el estímulo y la proyección de la formación teatral para los jóvenes, habiendo desarrollado durante 35 años un método de formación teatral para adolescentes único y de gran importancia en su país y el exterior, teniendo como principal objetivo con su grupo Skena, mucho más allá de la capacitación profesional y técnica, el crecimiento del individuo como ciudadano y ser sensible ante la sociedad que lo rodea.
TUESDAYS - NWS TALK TUESDAYS WITH THE CURIOUS MUSICIAN, 3PM
Every Tuesday at 3 p.m., NWS alumnus, principal trumpet for the Columbus Symphony, Mark Grisez holds a live Instagram conversation about making music, inner growth, and what it means to be a musician in these times. This Tuesday, April 13 he will be chatting with Phoenix Symphony principal clarinet and NWS alumnus, Alex Laing. Tune in here.
THURSDAYS - ARCHIVE+
Every Thursday, a new episode of Archive+ will be available here. Archive+ features an archived NWS performance with new video commentary from MTT and special guests.
MTT discusses Hector Berlioz’ Romeo and Juliet with NWS alumni Philip Payton (NYC Freelance Artist, NWS Fellow 1998-02), and current NWS Fellows Stephanie Block (viola) and Arno Tri Pramudia (trombone).
MTT discusses Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird with NWS alumni Eugene Izotov (Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony, NWS Fellow 1994), Adèle-Marie Buis (National Association of Schools of Music and Freelance Musician, NWS Oboe Fellow 2015-18) and Brenton Foster (Freelance Musician, NWS Bassoon Fellow 2015-18).
MTT discusses Robert Schumann’s Third Symphony with NWS visiting faculty member Sarah Willis of the Berlin Philharmonic and Horn Fellows Roy Femenella and Corbin Castro.
Thus Thursday’s (April 16) Archive+ will feature a performance from the New World Symphony’s Cage Festival.
FRIDAYS – LIVE FROM OUR LIVING ROOM , 7 P.M.
Each Friday at 7 p.m., the fellows of the New World Symphony present a chamber concert on Facebook Live. NWS Fellows will play live, informal chamber music concerts from their homes in Miami Beach. This weekly series is broadcast via Facebook Live and previous episodes are available to stream on-demand..
Since its inception in 2015, Nu Deco Ensemble has exploded onto Miami’s eclectic musical scene captivating audiences, holistically engaging with its community and fusing innovative, genre-bending orchestral performances and collaborations with the highest levels of musical artistry. Nu Deco is reimagining a fresh vision of what an orchestra can achieve in the 21st century.
O Cinema's new virtual theaters will allow them to continue sharing curated, cinematic gems with you by bringing the art house film experience directly into your home and allowing you to continue supporting O Cinema.
These are some of the latest and greatest in independent cinema. Check them out from the comfort of your own home!
Now Playing: All I Can Say (2020)
Now Playing: John Lewis: Good Trouble
Now Playing: Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things (2019)
Now Playing: Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (2019)
Now Playing: Picture A Scientist (2020)
Now Playing: The Infiltrators(2020)
Now Playing: Tommaso (2020)
Now Playing: Shirley (2020)
Now Playing: We Are Little Zombies (2020)
Now Playing: Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020)
Opening August 7: The Flight (2020)
Opening August 14: Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
Opening August 14: River City Drum Beat (2020)
Opening August 17: Art Films presents… Pat Steir: Artist
O, Miami builds community through literature. They produce a poetry festival, a publishing imprint, an educational program, a podcast, and other initiatives that expand access to literature in Miami and re-think the role of the literary arts in society. O, Miami features a variety of ongoing, virtual programming:
Presented in partnership between O, Miami and The Wolfsonian–FIU
Poetry Telephone is an open call for poetry in partnership between O, Miami and The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. The Wolfsonian library collection contains many volumes of poetry, some of them beautifully illustrated or connected to art objects in the museum. Listen as Wolfsonian founder Micky Wolfson reads excerpts from his favorite poems, view artwork that illustrates those texts, and then create your own poems inspired by the same artwork! When you’re ready, share your poem here to complete this game of Poetry Telephone.
O,Live Garden: Poems & Recipe pairings
“O, Live Garden” is a place where poems and recipes come together at one shared table. Each pairing was prepared by a professional poet. Their skills in the kitchen have not been verified. As we like to say, “If you’re here, you’re famished.”
Oolite Arts is offering virtual programming to the community to help everyone better understand, and create, contemporary art. Oolite Arts is constantly adding new programming, art classes, and Connect sessions. Check out Oolite Arts Event Calendar to stay up to date on all of their offerings!
Join us July 15 for Close Quarters Commissions, an online film festival showcasing 12 Miami filmmakers and their short works created in quarantine.
Commissioned by Oolite Arts, the filmmakers worked with little to paint the vast, emotional landscape of this moment in time. Their works – both documentary and narrative – are wide-ranging in topic. Filmmakers commissioned for this project include: Ronald Baez, Rachel Benjamin, Valerie Brooks, Alexa Caravia, Juan Castaneda, Avram Dodson, Anton Forbes, Pamela Longsword, Christopher Lopez, Frantzy Moreau, Carmen Pelaez and Gabriela Serra.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
On Facebook Live
Join us for Home Style, an online conversation exploring the themes of our newest exhibition "Idioms and Taxonomies." Hear artists Mark Fleuridor, Felice Grodin and AdrienneRose Gionta, Phillip Karp and Nabila Zoraya Santa-Cristo discuss the presence and use of language within their works.
Wednesday, Aug. 12
6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
On Facebook Live
Art Sounds is back for a special online-improv session in collaboration with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Join us for an evening of jazz with classically trained pianist and composer Aaron Diehl. The performance will be preceded by a conversation between Diehl and Oolite's CEO Dennis Scholl.
Wednesday, Aug. 19
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Art Films return for a free screening of PAT STEIR: ARTIST followed by a post-film discussion with director Veronica Gonzalez Peña and Oolite's President and CEO Dennis Scholl.
The film offers a deep dive into the life and work of Steir, a groundbreaking visual artist who led the development of Conceptual Abstraction and has been at the forefront of the feminist movement.
Co-presented with O Cinema.
The 22nd Annual Miami Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Goes Virtual!
The just announced dates for the all-new VIRTUAL 22nd Annual Miami Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival are Thursday, August 20th - Sunday, August 30th.
The combined Miami and Fort Lauderdale 2020 Edition of the Festival starts with a Drive-In Opening Night experience beginning Thursday, August 20th. The remaining film events will screen daily, throughout the 10 days with live Q&A’s and actor appearances to maintain the “festival” experience. Participants will be able to view the film for up to 48 hours after the start date.
Centerpiece and Closing Night Films will also have a virtual party experience involving entertainment, silent auctions, and chances for the virtual festival-goer to interact with each other.
Films in the program will be first-run narrative feature length films, documentaries, and short film films. OUTshine’s program will not only be available in South Florida, but ALL of Florida. Executive Director Victor Gimenez says, “The Board & Staff have viewed the challenge of COVID-19 as one to make the Festival not only survive but grow. Since quarantine the Festival has had numerous virtual screenings, which have increased our audience base, has run numerous successful sign-up campaigns, and we look forward to providing our quality LGBTQ+ films to the entire State of Florida. And more importantly, have these new patrons join us for the live Festivals when life gets back to normal.”
Ticketing, ticket packages, and virtual festival memberships are currently being finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks. The program and ticketing will be live by the first week of August.
The 22nd Annual Miami Edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is presented by Gilead and Miami-Dade County. The Miami Edition will be from Thursday, August 20th to Sunday, August 30th. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.outshinefilm.com
Live Stream Virtual Event Only
July 16, 8:00PM
Join us for a Brazilian forró livestream concert by Cravo & Canela. The band brings the beloved accordion-fueled party music of Northeastern Brazil to South Florida. The group, led by Gabriella Lacombe (vocals) and Eduardo Veronez (percussion), began playing together in 2016. They quickly became one of the most popular Brazilian bands in Florida, recently winning “Best Band” the Brazilian Press Award.
This no-audience concert is recorded for livestream at the North Beach Bandshell, as a continuation of the City of Miami Beach’s 3rd Thursday Culture Crawl. It is presented in partnership with Brazilian Nites Production.
The Wolfsonian-FIU will also spotlight digital experiences produced over recent years, including:
- Art of Illumination, a Knight Foundation-supported initiative that commissions thought-provoking video art pieces from contemporary artists, designers, and collectives.
- Two online exhibitions, which give life to the golden age of Cuban–U.S. tourism (Promising Paradise) and early 20th-century spiritual art (The Pursuit of Abstraction) through texts, lectures, interviews, and virtual and collector-led tours.
- Recorded programming, allowing art lovers to enjoy past Wolfsonian talks from home.
- The museum's digital catalog, offering collection access at visitor’s fingertips. The digital catalog provides access to 95,000 collection records and almost 130,000 images from the combined Objects Collection and Rare Books Library.
"For us—and for museums around the world—opening up our collection for the community is a public service and an ethical responsibility. These are the moments when art's comforts and delights are most needed. If we can inspire a laugh, spark a new thought, or create a sense of solidarity, we consider that a success. We'll bring The Wolfsonian to you,” - Tim Rodgers, director of The Wolfsonian-FIU.