Shows With Racial Themes Or Elements In South Florida 2015-2020

An over-the-top grieving family in a satirical riff on A Raisin in the Sun in the African Heritage Cultural Arts Cente’’s 2018 The Colored Museum / Photo by Michael Strader Marko

This is a list of most of the productions in professional theaters in the three counties in which the major or secondary theme dealt with race, acknowledged diversity, or intentionally featured minority characters regardless of the underlying theme. It does not include shows solely because they had diverse casting, nor shows with minorities in roles in which race is not a character requirement, nor color-blind casting unless it is was meant to intentionally further the theme. It does not include Latin-centric troupes like Arca Images.

A Wonderful World – Miami New Drama
Ragtime – Slow Burn Theatre
Miami Motel Stories – Juggerknot Theatre Company
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – M Ensemble
The Cubans – Miami New Drama
American Son – Zoetic Stage
Everything Is Super Great- Theatre Lab
Measure For Measure- In the Heights
Driving Miss Daisy – JCAT

Skeleton Crew – GableStage
Sisters –M Ensemble
Doubt – Actors Playhouse
Kings- GableStage
The Lion King – Arsht Center
Viva La Parranda – Miami New Drama
Old Settler- M Ensemble
Fences – Palm Beach Dramaworks
West Side Story – Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy — Miami New Drama
Memphis – Actors Playhouse
Race – Main Street Players
A Raisin in the Sun – New City Players
Meet Me At The Oak – M Ensemble
Fake – Miami New Drama
Having Our Say – Primal Forces Productions
Hamilton – Broward Center tour
The Wiz – Broward Stage Door
Miami Motel Stories – MiMo
Actually – GableStage
One Night In Miami – Miami New Drama
Havana Music Hall – Actors Playhouse
Admissions – GableStage
The Colored Museum – African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Te Juro Juana, Que Tengo Ganas / Main Street Players

White Guy on the Bus – GableStage
Fuacata! – Zoetic Stage
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress- Main Street Players
Seven Guitars- M Ensemble
Avenue Q – MNM
Florencia en el Amazonas – Florida Grand Opera
God’s Trombones –  M Ensemble
Clybourne Park – New City Players
Memphis – Slow Burn Theatre Company
South Pacific – Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Color Purple – Arsht tour
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity  – Miami New Drama
Sassy Mamas – M Ensemble
Hairspray – Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Dreamgirls – Broward Stage Door
TopDog/UnderDog – Zoetic Stage
Evita – Actors Playhouse
Our Town – Miami New Drama  (multi-cultural casting and translations)
The Mighty Gents – African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Get On Your Feet – Arsht tour
Octoroon – Area Stage Company

Informed Consent – GableStage
Flyin’ West – M Ensemble
All The Way – Actors Playhouse
Before Night Falls – Florida Grand Opera
Big River – Slow Burn Theatre Company
Brothers of the Dust – M Ensemble
Disgraced – Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Driving Miss Daisy – Chicken Coop
Motherland – Theatre Lab
Between Riverside and Crazy – GableStage
West Side Story- Wick Theatre
The Kings of Harlem – M Ensemble
Sister Act – Wick Theatre
Avenue Q – Slow Burn Theatre
Our Lady of 121st Street –  GableStage
Real Women Have Curves – Main Street Players
Clybourne Park – Main Street Players

Soul of Motor City – Broward Stage Door
Fences – M Ensemble
The Royale – GableStage
Satchmo at the Waldorf – Palm Beach Dramaworks
Golem of Havana – Miami New Drama
Roof – New Theatre
Submission – Island City Stage
Evita – Broward Stage Door
The Piano Lesson – M Ensemble
The Devil’s Music – Arts Garage
West Side Story – Actors Playhouse
South Pacific – Wick Theatre
Disgraced – Actors Playhouse

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