For two weeks this August, Miami New Drama is joined by award-winning Brooklyn-based actress, producer and writer, Hilary Bettis, to develop a bilingual adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie.
AIR at The Light Box is a Pilot Contemporary Performance Artist Residency Program funded by Knight Arts Challenge Miami focused on providing space and time for mid-career artists to research and develop new work, explore new techniques of making work, and engage our community in the process. This residency program is designed provide artists the opportunity to realize their full artistic vision in a creative and exciting environment.
Artists-in-residence will receive housing, per diem, substantial free studio space and opportunities to present their works in its various stages of development. To assist with their research, artists will have up to six hours per day in our fully equipped black box theater and rehearsal studio. Each two-week residency will have a public component, which can take the form of an artist talk, an intimate discussion, a work-in-progress performance, a master class or another means of sharing the work with the community.
About Miami New Drama:
Miami New Drama is a newly founded not-for-profit presenting and producing organization committed to theatrical excellence and theater-making as a means of social engagement, cultural conversation and human interaction. Miami New Drama presents world-class relevant work by American, Latin American, and international artists designed for the intersections of Miami’s multicultural 21st century audience. By sharing work where cultures dialogue and communities intersect, we aim to reach audiences as diverse as the city itself. Miami New Drama’s programming includes an eclectic mix of original plays, musicals, classics and world premieres – including work commissioned specifically for Miami New Drama. These productions utilize a mix of the best local, national, and international talent to incubate work from scratch. Actors, directors and designers culled from the Miami community and beyond create work that reflects the best of The Magic City while highlighting some of the best theatrical talent in the world.
About Hilary Bettis:
Hilary Bettis is a playwright, an actress, a producer, and a writer. She is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte de Nouy from Lnicoln Center and is a 2015 graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship at The Julliard School. Bettis has received fellowships and residencies at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Cape Cod Theatre Project, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Foundation for the Arts, Playwrights’ Week at The Lark, NNPN’s National Showcase of New Plays, Audrey Residency at New Georges, Two River Theater, Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Workshop and a Sloan/ Ensemble Studio Theatre Commission. Her plays, The Ghosts of Lote Bravo and The History of American Pornography made the 2015 Kilroy’s List as the most recommended new plays by a female writer. She has been a Runner-Up for the Alliance Theatre’s Kendeda Award, Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Award and the Leah Ryan Prize.
About The Knight Foundation:
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