A former member of Cuba’s marvelously radical Teatro El Publico, Dominguez went blind from meningitis at age 28, and came to Miami soon after, in 2000, thanks to Fundarte’s Ever Chavez and then-organizational-partner Susan Caraballo. Since 2011 he’s led the Antiheroes Project, presenting original full-evening works, and teaches bilingual inclusive community workshops.
Immigrating is traumatic. “You leave behind everything you are,” says Dominguez. “Ever says ‘this country puts you in your place, and your place is nowhere.’ You need to start everything from the beginning.”
He hasn’t decided if being blind made that harder or easier. “I live in a city I have never seen,” he says. “In the piece I say sometimes it’s good to be blind. You can believe in things others don’t believe, because you can’t see.”
Watch Out, Joe!, inspired by an alienating moment Dominguez had on a crowded Brickell Avenue, examines those kinds of questions, for him and others. Dominguez wrote and performs the piece, accompanied by Brazilian musician Marcos Campello. Late in the piece, the audience will be invited to dance with them. Will they accept? Dominguez hopes they will. “Come, break the rules. Break those barriers.”
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.