A theatrical praise song to the native species of Miami.
In the Brackish Water is a choreopoem in the tradition of Ntozake Shange. Spoken word, live music and movement combine to create a theatrical monument to all those who learn to “live with water” – the amphibious heroes of Miami’s past, present and precarious future.
Alejandro Rodriguez is a writer/director based in Miami. A graduate of Juilliard, he spent the first decade of his career performing in plays and on television, including at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and in several world-premiere plays off-Broadway. His writing has been featured in collaborations with musicians, choreographers, and filmmakers all over the globe, including his most recent work, Sorry, which enjoyed two sold-out runs at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and later toured Canada. Previously he served as Deputy Executive Director of the non-profit, Artists Striving to End Poverty, which brings arts education to 3000+ children annually on four continents.
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.