Mad Cat Theatre Company is Proud to Call Miami Theater Center Home

By: May. 01, 2013
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Mad Cat is pleased to now call Miami Theater Center (MTC) home! Up next will be the world premiere "Blow Me" by Jessica Farr and directed by Paul Tei which will open August 16, 2013 for a three-week run in MTC's 50-seat SandBox space, located at 9816 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores. "Blow Me" details to be sent later.

After a successful 13 years with The Miami Light Project, Mad Cat Theatre Company is
extremely grateful for our opportunities. But it is time to look to the future, and part of that future is moving to a space which lends itself to our artistic growth. With our move to Miami Theater Center in Miami Shores, we are allowing for a more accessible environment for our audience that lends itself to an experience only Mad Cat can bring.

Both organizations will also be looking for ways to improve the space and creating not only a
place for Mad Cat to continue its artistic mark on the Miami cultural scene, but also a place
where other artists can flourish as well. "We hear stories almost every day about the incredible challenges facing the arts across the nation," said Miami Theater Center Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin. "We are doing what we can to creatively and collaboratively respond to these challenges so we can strengthen, mobilize, and preserve the theater community in South Florida."

Elaiza Irizarry, MTC's Executive Director, added, "That's why when Mad Cat approached us, we thought, 'Yes, we have space available, and if another theater could benefit from it, that makes sense for everyone.' It's really a win-win situation for both organizations, and we would do the same for anyone who needed space."

"From a chance meeting with Stephanie Ansin and Elaiza Irizarry where the seed was first
planted for a potential move to MTC, nothing but respect has grown in regard to our feeling
about this wonderful organization. We are all excited to be making this a reality," said Ann
Kelly, Mad Cat's Executive Director. "We are grateful for the open doors The Miami Light Project has given us to allow for a collection of artists to form. At this point we look toward the future, but that future wouldn't be possible without the foundations we have built within the community. We will continue to explore opportunities as they present themselves as we have in the past at venues such as The Fillmore and The Arsht Center. With a move to Miami Theater Center as our core venue, we look to return to our roots and expand on our mission. It's a prospect we are all looking very forward to. A new homecoming." said Paul Tei, Mad Cat's Artistic Director.

Pictured: Paul Tei, Mad Cat's Artistic Director. Photo Credit: Mitchell Zachs.


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