Here & Now

Our Human Years: Flower in the Swamp

June 7, 2024

7:00 pm


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June 7, 2024

7:00 pm

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The Light Box Studio at Miami Theater Center
9816 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138

A Special Here & Now: 2024 Performance

Miami Light Project presents a special DJ Session, FREE performance and live interview at The Light Box Studio at MTC featuring Our Human Years as part of Here & Now: 2024.

Their new work, A Flower In the Swamp, weaves together music, visuals, and storytelling to explore the interconnectedness of nature, dreams, and ancestry. Composed and directed by South Florida based ensemble Our Human Years, (Nicolle Garcia, Dion Kerr, and Tim Watson), this show is set to be a kaleidoscope celebration of South Florida’s rich cultural tapestry.


Nicolle Garcia is a Nicaraguan-American vocalist and composer. Drawing inspiration from her Latin American folk roots, ambient influences, and jazz improvisation, Garcia’s introspective and ethereal sonic landscape guides listeners into the depths of emotion and contemplation. Garcia began formally studying music at 17. Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in jazz vocal performance from the University of Miami and performed alongside renowned artists like Alfredo Rodriguez and Ricardo Montaner, Garcia’s artistry is defined by her passion for musical expression and dedication to her craft. With her upcoming debut singles, ‘In The Quiet’ and ‘Alma en Paz,’ Garcia explores themes of solitude, fantasy, and love alongside a striking mix of acoustic and electronic instruments, with guitar and percussion at the center.

Tim Watson, is a guitarist, producer, and composer based in Brooklyn. He has experience working professionally in a broad range of musical styles, including jazz, Carnatic music, indie pop, ‘contemporary classical’, and free improvisation. His work combines detailed sound design, Cuban and Indian rhythmic concepts gleaned from teachers like Dafnis Prieto and Anatha R. Krishnan, and harmonic elements from jazz and popular music. Recent projects include BLACKPILL 2023, Pure Plastic (for JACK Quartet), and Tim Watson’s Hostile Architecture. He has performed with artists like Immanuel Wilkins, Nazir Ebo, Cisco Swank, Ignacio Berroa, and Emmanuel Micheal.

Dion Kerr, an artist between Miami and New York City, boasts a multi-faceted creative spirit. A versatile multi instrumentalist, Kerr has performed with groups like the Immanuel Wilkins Quartet, Ignacio Berroa Trio, Godwin Louis’ Global, and the Emmet Cohen Trio. Dion also co-founded the band The Smoogies, who released their debut album, Planet Smoogies (featuring trumpeter Nicholas Payton) in 2020, and their sophomore release People Music in 2022. Dion was also the guitarist, lead engineer, and co-producer of Seafoam Walls record XVI, released on Thurston Moore and Eva Printz’s label Ecstatic Peace Library. They recently supported Unknown Mortal Orchestra on a nationwide tour. Dion proudly endorses Benevolent Basses, Marino Custom Cables, and Fender Guitars.

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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.