Elizabeth Doud & Siren Arts

Mermaid Truth or Consequences: A Biodiversity Game Show

Co-Presented with FUNDarte

TBA 2020 | Plant the Future |8484 NE 2nd Ave, Miami

Test your knowledge of the principles of diversity, laugh at your bio-centric tendencies and taste the thrilling risks of real and perceived danger. This live, interactive “game” show is hosted by a radical mermaid, and spills out of a parked trailer to strike up conversations with environmental experts about bio-diversity and the mass extinction.

This project is produced by FUNDarte as part of Climakaze Miami, and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for the arts in Miami. See www.sirenjones.com for performance locations throughout 2019-2020.



Elizabeth Doud is a Florida-based artist with a background in creative writing and contemporary performance practice. Her professional endeavors in culture and the environment emphasize international exchange and climate arts. She has worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean in the performing arts, and co-created Climakaze Miami with FUNDarte in 2015, an annual climate performance and dialogue platform. She led the Performing Americas Program of the National Performance Network from 2005-2018, and has acted as a performing arts presenter and arts organizer locally and nationally. Since 2014, she has organized various idea forums on cultural collaboration and climate action in New York, Florida, Louisiana, Oregon and Brazil. She was a visiting professor/practitioner at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights at the University of Texas in Austin (2017), and recently co-organized teach-ins and working groups for Theatre Communication Group’s Annual Conference (2019) and the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro (2019). Her eco-performance entitled The Mermaid Tear Factory was presented in Miami, Cuba and Brazil from 2015-2018. Her other performance projects have been commissioned by Miami Light Project and FUNDarte (Sipping Fury From a Teacup and If you’re going to pull a knife, USAlo), among other works, and her work has garnered grant support from the Knight Foundation, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and the State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, among others. She has published several articles in English and Portuguese on eco-performance, and was recently featured on Citizens Climate Radio, and earned her Ph.D. from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil with research on performing arts in the climate movement. She recently became the Curator of Performance at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.


FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical and social perspectives.