Community Engagement

Youth and Community Programs

Our Mission

Out of the Box is made up of artist residencies and workshops that bring the performing arts to underserved populations throughout Miami-Dade County. Backstage Pass provides free tickets and transportation to youth to attend our performances. Filmmakers Bootcamp is a summer program that teaches youth to make short films. Preserving, Archiving and Teaching Hip Hop (P.A.T.H.) is a summer program founded by Brimstone127, that allows youth to study the 4 elements of Hip Hop culture (Art, Dance, MC-ing and DJ-ing).


PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hiphop) will host its 4th Annual PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy at Miami Light Project from July 8, 2013 – August 2, 2013. Whether you are into DJing (Music), Emceeing (Rapping), BBoying/Bgirling (Hip Hop dance) or Writing (Street Art/ Urban Art), PATH is the place to be! Hiphoppas (youth) aged 13-18 will learn, study and practice Hip Hop culture with Miami Hip Hop pioneers, professionals and celebrity guests. In addition, they will learn about leadership, community service and entrepreneurship. Lunch served daily. Seating is limited. Registration is open at PATH engages youth in Hip Hop culture, community service, entrepreneurship, teamwork, leadership and creativity. We teach the history, philosophy and creative elements of Hip Hop, while challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture. PATH builds self-esteem and confidence while teaching skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy is produced and presented in partnership with Miami Light Project and receives support and funding from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust and the Kennedy Foundation.
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Filmmakers Boot Camp

Filmmakers Boot Camp is an intensive instruction in the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking taught by professional Miami-based filmmakers. Over the course of two weeks, students write, shoot, edit and mix their own short films, culminating in a public screening of student films.

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Performance Series

October 13, 2023
- October 14, 2023

8:00 pm

Performance Series

February 22, 2024
- February 24, 2024

8:00 pm

ScreenDance Miami

September 29, 2023


September 30, 2023

11:00 am

Here & Now

October 6, 2023

Global Cuba Fest

March 2, 2024
- March 9, 2024

Performance Series

April 12, 2024
- April 13, 2024

Here & Now

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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.