February 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 28, March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17 , 2019.
8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
About the New Microtheater Miami Season
I AM MIAMI takes us on an adventure through this ever-changing city of diverse communities; the communities that have blossomed here make Miami a city unlike any other.
This special season of Microtheater, I AM MIAMI, emerged from our curiosity to better understand this interconnected cultural web we live in and serve. Thanks to the invaluable support from the Knight Foundation, we embarked into this adventure hand-in-hand with director and playwright Lucia Miranda.
Beyond all her awards and accolades (biography below), there was something else that made Lucia irreplaceable: Lucia was a listener, someone who has dedicated her career to listening to others (difficult and almost extinct work), submerging herself into the most diverse and multi-ethnic communities, listening to their stories and bringing them to life onstage. From Argentina to NYC, from Brazil to Ecuador, Lucia has been creating an admirable career, earning her recognition and several awards. It is an honor to work with her.
This journey has taken Lucia throughout all the corners of Miami, from Kendall to Wynwood, to Miami Beach to Allapattah, to meet and interview more than 60 people, all different, with amazing stories to tell. All of this was done to create an impossible biography, an incomplete human map of our city.
Throughout this season, in each container you will find real stories, nonfiction, extracted word by word, as told by its protagonists.
I AM MIAMI is much more than a season of Microtheater Miami, it is a tribute to anonymous but heroic lives that will make you laugh, tremble, cry and immerse into the lives of everyday people you may cross on the Metromover, the supermarket or at the beach.
I AM MIAMI is also a commitment to bringing innovative works and new visions to the local theatre scene. It is an ode to this hospitable city where “truth is stranger than fiction” is faithfully fulfilled.
It is an exciting project that we hope you enjoy as much as we did and makes you fall a little more in love with the Magic City.
The CCEMiami Team
Centro Cultural Español and Microtheater Miami present I am Miami, an exciting new season which forms part of the award-winning project Macro Directors for Microtheater Miami. I am Miami, written and directed by Spanish award-winning, internationally acclaimed Spanish director Lucia Miranda, brings to life the biography of the city, with an inside look at its diversity and complexity through its people.
This theatre season offers plays in English and Spanish with seven original 15 minute plays presenting, “verbatim”,” real stories of love, immigration, passion, survival and more. The season begins with a special opening on February 14th at 8pm where the real people will attend and see his/her story live on stage for the first time. Enjoy this must-see season Thursdays and Sundays from 8pm to 11pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm to 12am., from February 14th to March 17th.
The plays are performed concurrently, every half hour, eight times per night, inside shipping containers at the Microtheater Miami Patio, 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132.
For such a challenging and new approach, Centro Cultural Español chose Lucia Miranda because her career has been characterized by her close approach to the communities. Lucia has worked with different groups of people in several countries, from Brazil to NYC, from Argentina to Ecuador, from schools to indigenous communities, creating her own vision of theater, always based on the real testimonies of the people she has interviewed. Lucía has earned several awards such as El Ojo Crítico Award of Theatre 2018, the ONU Woman Award of Latin America 2014, the Award for Young directors of Spain (2013) or the HOLA Award and the ACE Award for The Best Show in Spanish in New York (2011).
About Lucía Miranda
(Spain, 1982) Artistic director, playwright, teaching artist and art´s manager. She´s the founder of The Cross Border Project.
As a playwright she has published Nora, 1959 ( National Theatre of Spain), Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta ( V New Dramaturgy Program) and Alicias buscan Maravillas (SGAE). She has co-written Pais Clandestino, a show toured for Chile, FIBA Argentina, MIT Sao Paulo and Dijon Festival.
Her shows have been opened at the National Theatre of Spain (Nora, 1959), the Thalia Theatre of New York (From Fuente Ovejuna to Ciudad Juárez), the African Forum Theatre Festival of Senegal ( What do we do with grandma?) and the Sánchez Aguilar Theatre in Ecuador ( Las Burladas por Don Juan and El hijo de la novia) between others.
She has directed several community and educational shows as concerts for the Young Choir and Orchestra of Madrid (JORCAM) or the Forum theatre piece La gente normal me asusta at the National Theatre in Spain.
As a teaching artist she has led workshops using Applied Theatre in universities and centres in Spain, the United States, Senegal, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Norway, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and France. M.A. in Educational Theatre, New York University; M.A in Arts Management at Complutense University, Madrid; she has obtained the Fulbright scholarship. She is a member of the Director´s Lab, Lincoln Center, New York.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.