But Hindman started as a self-taught punk musician (she played in a biker bar!) With her two sons grown, she was ready for a new challenge. Still.
“I wanted to get out there and be vulnerable,” she says. “But it’s daunting.” But also thrilling.
The performers, Hindman’s Frost colleagues and collaborators, flautist Jennifer Grim and percussionist Svet Stoyanov, ask hard questions, while playing her virtuosic score and moving around. “Some questions get down to the things that scare me the most about myself,” Hindman says. “What is social distance, what is isolation. Vulnerability.” The assumptions we make about each other, and how to get beyond them. The three musicians’ backgrounds include: “Third world immigrant, war refugee, Black, White, Bi-racial, middle class, abused, poor, privileged, good education, bad education, American, European,” Hindman says. “We have all these identities that aren’t visibly apparent.”
Challenging herself, her collaborators, the audience, to arrive someplace new is what she wanted. “Here & Now is something I’ve really admired and wanted to be part of for so long,” Hindman says. “I’m really honored to be a part of this.”
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.
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.