Mad Cat Theatre Presents MIXTAPE 2: UMMAGUMMA FORZA ZUMA!, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

After the contagious success of Blow Me by Jessica Farr at our new home at the Miami Theater Center, Mad Cat Theatre Company is pleased to present MIXTAPE 2: UMMAGUMMA FORZA ZUMA! a collection of new works by various local artists and familiar faces. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre Company to Stage MIXTAPE 2, Begin. 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

After the contagious success of Blow Me by Jessica Farr at our new home at the Miami Theater Center, Mad Cat Theatre Company is pleased to present MIXTAPE 2: UMMAGUMMA FORZA ZUMA! a collection of new works by various local artists and familiar faces. In 2008, Mad Cat released its first MIXTAPE featuring a mix of new plays and films steeped in nostalgia. Now, six years later, Mad Cat is back with a new mix of plays and films, MIXTAPE 2: UMMAGUMMA FORZA ZUMA!, a theatrical stew that is very much embedded in the present. MIXTAPE 2: UMMAGUMMA FORZA ZUMA! is about having the right mixture of mojo needed to make it through a metamorphosis. This collection of new works features pieces by Jessica Farr, Elena Maria Garcia, Theo Reyna, Deborah L. Sherman, Andres Solorzano, Paul Tei, and Kristina Wong as well as new films by Molly Gandour, George Schiavone and Matt Corey, Karelle Levy and Michael Landsberg, Wet Sock Ensemble (Erik Fabregat, Ralph de la Portilla and Ted Chambers), and Darin Gray of the band On Fillmore. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre to Present MIXTAPE 2: UMMAGUMMA FORZA ZUMA!, 1/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

After the contagious success of Blow Me by Jessica Farr at our new home at the Miami Theater Center, Mad Cat Theatre Company is pleased to present MIXTAPE 2: UMMAGUMMA FORZA ZUMA! a collection of new works by various local artists and familiar faces. (more...)

Miami Theater Center Announces Full Casting for THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

Miami Theater Center announces the addition of renowned performer Shaneeka Harrell to the cast of its production of The Love of Three Oranges. This colorful, dynamic interpretation of Count Carlo Gozzi's 18th-century tale was adapted by MTC Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, who also directs this production. The performances, recommended for ages six and up, run from January 30, 2013 to March 10, 2013. All performances take place at MTC, located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at mtcmiami.org or at 305-751-9550. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre Company Presents THE HAMLET DOG AND PONY SHOW, 7/26-8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Wrapping up Mad Cat Theatre Company's 12th season, is yet another World Premiere, this time a play written by Jessica Farr and Paul Tei. THE HAMLET DOG AND PONY SHOW is a deconstruction of Shakespeare's tragedy, HAMLET. Their take not only allots the age old question "To be or not to be" but contemplates whether or not the question is even still valid in today's hypermodern society. Through the use of music, multimedia and puppetry, The Hamlet Dog and Pony Show, directed by Paul Tei, is a tragedy of errors that remains in dialogue with the dead in order to build a method for which to go on living. (more...)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND At The PlayGround Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Jan 23, 2012

In this adaptation, directed by Stephanie Ansin and designed by Fernando Calzadilla, time, space and cultures collide as Alice tackles the challenges of her ever-changing dream world, with video projections enhancing every step of the way. Contemporary costumes, sounds, and objects infuse this classic tale with modern metropolitan Miami life. (more...)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND At The PlayGround Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Jan 10, 2012

In this adaptation, directed by Stephanie Ansin and designed by Fernando Calzadilla, time, space and cultures collide as Alice tackles the challenges of her ever-changing dream world, with video projections enhancing every step of the way. Contemporary costumes, sounds, and objects infuse this classic tale with modern metropolitan Miami life. (more...)

'night Mother Starts Season at Alliance Theatre Lab
by Beau Higgins - Sep 10, 2011

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, ‘night, Mother takes a deep look into a mother-daughter relationship while making a disturbing statement about responsibility and courage. In this 90 minute harrowing story, the character's interactions culminate into a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax. (more...)

'night Mother Starts Season at Alliance Theatre Lab
by Beau Higgins - Aug 29, 2011

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, ‘night, Mother takes a deep look into a mother-daughter relationship while making a disturbing statement about responsibility and courage. In this 90 minute harrowing story, the character's interactions culminate into a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax. (more...)

'night Mother Starts Season at Alliance Theatre Lab
by Beau Higgins - Aug 23, 2011

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, ‘night, Mother takes a deep look into a mother-daughter relationship while making a disturbing statement about responsibility and courage. In this 90 minute harrowing story, the character's interactions culminate into a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax. (more...)

SO MY GRANDMOTHER DIED, BLAH BLAH BLAH - World Premiere Comedy
by Beau Higgins - Aug 14, 2011

Miami's Mad Cat Theatre Company has been committed to creating an alternate theatrical universe for eleven years now by specializing in their own brand of irreverent and always evolving, never arriving original plays. Now Mad Cat is continuing that tradition with the Miami Light Project which is presenting So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah at the new Light Box at Goldman Warehouse located at 404 NW 26th Street in the Wynwood Art Gallery District in Miami. (more...)

SO MY GRANDMOTHER DIED, BLAH BLAH BLAH - World Premiere Comedy
by Beau Higgins - Aug 10, 2011

Miami's Mad Cat Theatre Company has been committed to creating an alternate theatrical universe for eleven years now by specializing in their own brand of irreverent and always evolving, never arriving original plays. Now Mad Cat is continuing that tradition with the Miami Light Project which is presenting So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah at the new Light Box at Goldman Warehouse located at 404 NW 26th Street in the Wynwood Art Gallery District in Miami. (more...)

SO MY GRANDMOTHER DIED, BLAH BLAH BLAH - World Premiere Comedy
by Beau Higgins - Jul 31, 2011

Miami's Mad Cat Theatre Company has been committed to creating an alternate theatrical universe for eleven years now by specializing in their own brand of irreverent and always evolving, never arriving original plays. Now Mad Cat is continuing that tradition with the Miami Light Project which is presenting So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah at the new Light Box at Goldman Warehouse located at 404 NW 26th Street in the Wynwood Art Gallery District in Miami. (more...)

SO MY GRANDMOTHER DIED, BLAH BLAH BLAH - World Premiere Comedy
by Beau Higgins - Jul 23, 2011

Miami's Mad Cat Theatre Company has been committed to creating an alternate theatrical universe for eleven years now by specializing in their own brand of irreverent and always evolving, never arriving original plays. Now Mad Cat is continuing that tradition with the Miami Light Project which is presenting So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah at the new Light Box at Goldman Warehouse located at 404 NW 26th Street in the Wynwood Art Gallery District in Miami. (more...)

CHINATOWN MIAMI As PlayGround Theatre Premieres 'The Red Thread'
by Beau Higgins - Apr 17, 2011

On Sunday, April 17th from 12 pm to 6 pm, everyone is invited to join The PlayGround Theatre's celebration of this newest production by attending CHINATOWN Miami in Miami Shores. CHINATOWN Miami is a Chinese street festival that will fill Miami Shores with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the diverse cultures of China. Six blocks of downtown Miami Shores, NE 2nd Avenue from 94th to 100th streets, will be closed off for CHINATOWN Miami. The Chinese street festival is free and open to the public, and includes a green market, food, arts and crafts vendors, musicians, and shows for children that include magicians and dragons. The 2pm performance of The Red Thread will be followed by a traditional Chinese dragon parade featuring actors from the production, in addition to a post-performance VIP Chinese dining experience next to the theatre (tickets will be required). (more...)

CHINATOWN MIAMI As PlayGround Theatre Premieres 'The Red Thread'
by Beau Higgins - Mar 23, 2011

On Sunday, April 17th from 12 pm to 6 pm, everyone is invited to join The PlayGround Theatre's celebration of this newest production by attending CHINATOWN Miami in Miami Shores. CHINATOWN Miami is a Chinese street festival that will fill Miami Shores with the sights, sounds, and tastes of the diverse cultures of China. Six blocks of downtown Miami Shores, NE 2nd Avenue from 94th to 100th streets, will be closed off for CHINATOWN Miami. The Chinese street festival is free and open to the public, and includes a green market, food, arts and crafts vendors, musicians, and shows for children that include magicians and dragons. The 2pm performance of The Red Thread will be followed by a traditional Chinese dragon parade featuring actors from the production, in addition to a post-performance VIP Chinese dining experience next to the theatre (tickets will be required). (more...)

'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' Returns To The PlayGround Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Nov 3, 2010

Lewis Carroll's classic English fairy tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, adapted and directed by Stephanie Ansin, comes to life with a tropical, South Florida twist on The PlayGround Theatre stage, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, in Miami Shores, November 3rd through December 19th. (more...)

'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' Returns To The PlayGround Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Oct 25, 2010

Lewis Carroll's classic English fairy tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, adapted and directed by Stephanie Ansin, comes to life with a tropical, South Florida twist on The PlayGround Theatre stage, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, in Miami Shores, November 3rd through December 19th. (more...)

City Theatre's 14th Annual Summer Shorts Festival
by Beau Higgins - May 24, 2009

A rocking new Shorts 4 Kids line-up for families with tunes penned by Grammy Award Winner Cyndi Lauper and breakout artist Lisa Loeb ('Stay: I Missed You') along with a mix of fast and funny plays for families and a new 'Create-a-Short' Contest featuring the work of young artists; the company's naughty, bawdy late night undershorts Series featuring sinful comedies by the nation's hottest talents along with music penned by Tony-nominated writer Michael John LaChiusa ('The Wild Party'); and its celebrated Signature Shorts Series, which returns to its strong comedic roots with previous festival favorites Christopher Durang ('For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls' and 'The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From') and South Florida's prolific Michael McKeever ('Splat!' and 'Laura Keene Goes On.') Signature Shorts will also feature a dark comedy by Harold Pinter. (more...)