Elizabeth Doud is a Miami-based theater artist with a background in creative writing and contemporary performance, and 20 years experience as arts organizer, presenter and educator, with an emphasis on international cultural exchange and climate arts.
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.
Elizabeth Doud is a Miami-based theater artist with a background in creative writing and contemporary performance, and 20 years experience as arts organizer, presenter and educator, with an emphasis on international cultural 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 currently leads the Performing Americas Program of the National Performance Network, while pursuing a Ph.D. in Performing Arts at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
In 2013, she founded Siren Arts as a container for various eco-arts-activism efforts, and since has organized various idea forums on cultural collaboration and climate action, and is part of the newly minted Climate Lens cohort. In the fall of 2017, she will be a visiting professor/practitioner at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights at the University of Texas in Austin. She holds her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Miami.
In 2010, she began a multi-year effort to develop The Mermaid Tear Factory, which is a site-specific theater project dealing with plastics pollution in the world’s oceans, and ocean acidification through the eyes of a vigilante mermaid. She who arrives on land to try and comprehend the dilemma, and shift the obsessive single use consumption behavior of modern day living. This project gave rise to the mermaid as an artsy eco-activist who appears in many different Siren Arts performances.
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.