Rosie Herrera: Faith, Magic and Make Believe

RHDT Make Believe rehearsal at MTC

The title of Rosie Herrera’s dance theater piece “Make Believe” captures a child’s faith in imagination as magic. Let’s make believe the back yard is Peter Pan’s Neverland. That our Barbies can have fabulous pink fantasy adventures.

Arsimmer McCoy: I’m So Depressed

Arsimmer McCoy

Poet, collaborator, culture and community maker Arsimmer McCoy doesn’t know how to answer “what do you do?” But she doesn’t care.

Letty Bassart: Here, Now

Letty Bassart

Letty Bassart started as a prototypical Miami dance talent – Cuban parents, ballet at age 3, New World School of the Arts straight to being teen star of powerhouse Spanish classical dance artist Rosita Segovia’s 90’s troupe, dancing with Brazilian choreographer Giovanni Luquini and other mainstay local dancemakers.

Carlos Fabián: Towards Now

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Venezuelan theater artist Carlos Fabián came to Miami in 2019 to work with mentor Juan Souki on Miami New Drama’s production of Souki’s Viva La Parranda, which put residents of a rural Venezuelan village onstage to recreate their lives.

Gentry George: Afro Blue

Gentry George

As a boy in Miami, Gentry George was a misbehaving and reluctant dance student, until his first teacher, Linda Agyapong, told him his talent meant that dance could be his ticket to the world.

Sanba Zao: Affirming Haiti’s Culture

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On a recent weekday morning, about 30 Haitian women, just finished with one of their regular dance classes at the community center in Oak Grove Park, listen patiently as Miami Light Project director Beth Boone introduces Sanba Zao, the man at her side. Flanked by MLP staffers, Boone offers flyers, coffee and Haitian pastries, inviting the women to join Zao in workshops and a concert at the center.

Migguel Anggelo: LatinXoxo

by David Andrako

Venezuelan artist Migguel Anggelo’s LatinXoxo is a fierce and fabulous cabaret piece that looks at cross-cultural Queer identity and his fraught relationship with his macho father; the only show at this year’s Out in the Tropics Festival

Women immigrants take flight in Carla Forte’s Bird Woman

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For several years, dance and film artist Carla Forte has interviewed scores of women immigrants, women who’ve crossed borders, who brought their children, or whose mothers brought them to a new country. Women who, like Forte, risked all to start a new life in a strange new place.

The Next Stage

The Next Stage

Moving on from a beloved longtime home is hard. So many memories, experiences, and emotions contained and created within those walls.

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September 19, 2024
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Kristina Villaverde

Special Projects Manager

A native of Miami, Kristina Villaverde became Miami Light Project’s Technical Director in 2014. Kristina is also the director of Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship, a program designed to train emerging theater technicians and prepares them for professional work. A long time staple in the South Florida theater community, Kristina has worked as the Head Electrician at Byron Carlyle Theater, The Colony Theater and the Olympia Theater. Additionally, she has built her theater skills as Light Designer and Stage Manager for numerous productions, and worked for local arts organizations as Young Arts and Miami Lyric Opera. Kristina has been a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 500 and had the opportunity to work as a stagehand for a variety of productions from Broadway, Comedy Central, CBS, Telemundo to Live Nation at a great number of venues in South Florida.
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Terrence Brunn

Marketing & Communications Manager

A native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Island, Terrence Brunn is an arts administrator and designer with a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Miami. Terrence Brunn joined MLP in 2012 as part of the Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship Program inaugural class where he explored all aspects of stagecraft. Now Terrence is the communications manager for Miami Light Project and the program coordinator for Miami Theater Center. Terrence currently resides in Miami and enjoys traveling when not working.
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Regina Moore

Director of Planning & Development

Regina Moore joined Miami Light Project in October 2012. Previously, Regina worked as an independent consultant and grant writer for nonprofits in South Florida. Since 2003, Regina has worked with cultural & arts and community services organizations on projects that have generated more than $4 million in grants. She has 18 years of experience in grant proposal development, strategic planning, building collaborations and program evaluation for small/mid-size nonprofits. Regina holds a master degree in business administration from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) and bachelor’s degree in business from Pontificia Universidade Católica (Sao Paulo, Brazil). A native of Brazil, Regina currently resides in Boca Raton with her husband, John, and two children, Thomas and Emilie.
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Eventz Paul

Technical Director & Facilities Manager

Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.

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Elizabeth Boone

Artistic & Executive Director

Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.