Tag Archives: Miami New Drama
Michel Hausmann is again creating theater away from Miami New Drama’s home at the Colony Theatre. Joining forces with Miami’s Rubell Museum, it premiered The Museum Plays, six commissioned short works inspired by pieces in the Rubell’s collection.
By Raquel V. Reyes Two Sisters and a Piano, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, is the play we need now. It is beautifully written, well-performed, and masterfully staged. This Miami New Drama production is as perfectly …
Rarely has immigrants’ connection to their past and future been so fully realized in a passionate embrace as in this premiere of Papá Cuatro at Miami New Drama. It is, by turns, alternately rousing, soulful, humorous, thrilling; but always a moving celebration of Venezuelan music refracted through the backstories of world-class exiled musicians.
With music, dance, humor, drama and storytelling,Create Dangerously at Miami New Drama reaffirms the glory and agony of Haiti’s tumultuous culture that should resound with Haitian-American immigrants, while passionately educating the rest of the audience to the joyful and painful realities most of us have just read about in news accounts.
Michael Jackson never appears in the incisive Defacing Michael Jackson, although his influence is infused into the journey at Miami New Drama stage. But Aurin Squire’s insightful tale recreates a portrait of black teenagers growing up in the tumultuous Opa-Locka in 1984 amid race riots and the transformation from ghetto to multi-ethnic suburbia.
Miami New Drama’s triumphant 20-year-anniversary production of Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer-winning Anna in the Tropics., directed by Cruz, enables us to see ourselves and all around us more clearly. It exposes truths and secrets we may not have been aware of and to varying degrees changes us;
The drama Anna in the Tropics, about a family of Cuban-American cigar makers in Ybor City near Tampa in 1929, has now turned 20, and Miami New Drama is presenting a production directed by its author Nilo Cruz.
Quite a come back year: World premieres, epic musicals, moving two-character dramas, you name it. Here’s not so much a “best of the year” list – no such list can be reliable or complete – but a random recognition of outstanding performances, productions, trends and just moments that theaterlovers will carry with them into 2023.
The cuatro, a small quintessential Venezualan instrument four-string guitar, is the focus of Papá Cuatro, Miami New Drama’s world premiere, opens. The director describes it as “something between a musical, a documentary, and a house party.”
A fight-to-the-finish Miami-Dade mayoral campaign meets gentle romance, a bit of Shakespearean inspiration and lots of affectionate satire in The Cuban Vote by Carmen Peláez, commissioned by Miami New Drama,