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OUR TOWN, THE ALBUM and More Set for Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre's 2017-18 Season

OUR TOWN, THE ALBUM and More Set for Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre's 2017-18 Season

Following its recent success, Miami New Drama (MiND) at Colony Theatre announces the upcoming 2017 - 2018 Season. Committed to creating world class theater, Artistic Director Michel Hausmann presents the company's first full season with four thought-provoking productions from October 2017 through May 2018. This season will also offer the company's first ever subscription series.

The highly-anticipated MiND season includes two world premieres, a co-production with Florida's largest theater company Asolo Repertory Theater, and a workshop production with MiND's co-founder, two-time Tony nominee and Presidential Medal of Arts winner Moisés Kaufman and his New York-based Tectonic Theater Project.


The plays include:

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre 2017-2018 Season

Our Town, October 26 - November 19

World Premiere Multilingual Production

Thornton Wilder's iconic American play is reimagined for multicultural Miami audiences. The characters at the center of this beloved drama, originally set in small town New England, will speak English, Spanish and Creole, with translation by Miami-based playwrights Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin - the first time the Wilder Estate has allowed changes to the play's award-winning text. By adding new layers of language and culture, Miami New Drama's Our Town redefines the quintessential American - and human - story. The play will be directed by Michel Hausmann and is supported by a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity, January 25 - February 18

In co-production with Asolo Repertory Theater (Sarasota)

A body-slamming satire about race, stereotypes, and the battle for the American soul, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity turns the struggle for success in the world of pro-wrestling into a rollicking parable of political manipulation. Kristoffer Diaz's Obie Award-winning 2009 drama, a Pulitzer Prize finalist that has played major stages across the country, is tailor-made for the era of politics-as-reality-show and wrestling CNN.

Queen of Basel, April 12 - May 6

World Premiere

One of America's hottest young playwrights revamps Strindberg's classic Miss Julie as an explosive, only-in-Miami story of power, class, desire and the haunting grip of tragedy. Hilary Bettis, a writer on the FX hit The Americans, sets her tale at a luxurious hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach, where Julie, the owner's spoiled daughter, gets entangled with a waitress fleeing the violence in Venezuela and her Afro-Cuban fiancé. Commissioned by Miami New Drama and directed by Michel Hausmann, this world premiere production puts the audience onstage with the actors for a riveting theatrical journey.

The Album, May 31 - June 3

In co-production with Tectonic Theater Project (New York City)

Presidential Medal of the Arts winner Moisés Kaufman and his groundbreaking Tectonic Theater Project join Miami New Drama on a challenging new play to launch the "work in progress" series. The Album is inspired by The Höcker Album, a chilling collection of photos of Nazi officers frolicking at a retreat just 20 miles from the Auschwitz concentration camp. Kaufman and the team behind The Laramie Project will explore a daunting question with the audience: what makes human beings capable of profound evil?


For Miami New Drama's 2017-2018 program, the company is offering a full season membership with several levels. All memberships include: Lowest ticket prices (save up to up to 30% off vs individual tickets); 10% off unlimited additional ticket purchases (Miami New Drama productions only); Ticket exchange privileges within each show; Advance notice of special events; and the best seats in the house - members are always assigned seats before the general public.

MiND Membership - $150: Membership for one person (single ticket for each of the shows)

VIP Membership - $200: VIP Membership for one person (single VIP section ticket for each of the shows)

VIP Plus Membership - $500: VIP Membership for two people. Two of the tickets will be for Opening Night of Our Town on 10/28/17 (includes cocktail reception). Backstage tour for two (either morning Backstage Bagels or evening Backstage Bubbly). Recognition in program book.

Opening Night Membership - $1,000: All VIP Plus Membership benefits + VIP ticket for two people. All four opening nights for two guests(includes cocktail reception). Four additional guest tickets to any non-opening night shows. Concierge Ticketing. Business card in the program book. Invitation to a "Behind the Scenes" chat with artists.

For more information regarding the 2017-2018 Seasonand to purchase tickets, visit www.colonymb.org/membership-tm. For more information about Miami New Drama, visit www.miaminewdrama.org Follow MiND on social media via Facebook and Instagram. For more information about Colony Theatre, visit www.colonymb.org. Follow the theatre on social media via Facebook and Instagram.

Colony Theatre is located in the heart of South Beach on Lincoln Road. It first opened on January 25, 1935 as an upscale Paramount Pictures movie house. In 2006, the building underwent a three-year, $6.5 million renovation to restore its original Art Deco grandeur and update its stage and technical equipment. Today, the theatre is a 417-seat state-of-the art venue proudly managed by Miami New Drama. MiND's vision is to transform this gem into a world-class cultural institution. The Colony's impressive Art Deco design makes it one of the last remaining original crown jewels of Miami Beach. The theatre hosts an exciting array of events including music, dance, film, comedy, and theater performances. as The Managing theater company, Miami New Drama brings original and critically-acclaimed plays produced exclusively for the Colony. For more information, visit www.colonymb.org.

Founded by Michel Hausmann and Moises Kaufman, and housed at the historic Colony Theatre, Miami New Drama (MiND) is a producing and presenting organization committed to theatrical excellence and to telling stories designed for the intersections of Miami's multicultural 21st-century audience. By sharing work where cultures, dialogue, and communities intersect, MiND serves audiences as diverse as the city itself.

MiND's inaugural production, The Golem of Havana, was a popular and critically acclaimed success. More than 6,500 people attended the musical production in an extended five-week run, breaking every record for past productions at the Colony Theatre. Its success inspired the City of Miami Beach to invite them to transform Colony Theatre into a vibrant cultural institution. Past productions include the American premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's Terror directed by Tony Award winner Gregory Mosher and the southern premiere of Por Piedad Teatro's A Special Day. For more information, visit www.miaminewdrama.org.


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