Paul S. Flores is a performing artist, playwright, and bilingual literacy advocate who creates and implements successful justice-oriented arts programs for Latino communities in both urban and rural settings.
We Have Iré is a multidisciplinary theater work that explores the lives of Afro-Cuban and Cuban-American transnational artists living in the United States, and their influence on and experience with American culture.
Paul S. Flores is a performing artist, playwright, and bilingual literacy advocate who creates and implements successful justice-oriented arts programs for Latino communities in both urban and rural settings. His work incorporates music, dance, and theater as a powerful tool for communities divided by issues of police violence, racism, gentrification and economic disparity to discover opportunities for solutions, healing, and unification. Flores’ play On The Hill: I am Alex Nieto dramatizes the life and death of Alex Nieto who was killed by San Francisco Police Department, and his previous play, PLACAS, was a deep look into incarceration, immigration, and street warfare based on testimonies of members of MS-13 in California barrios. His solo show You’re Gonna Cry about tech-driven gentrification in San Francisco’s Mission District garnered him recognition as the SF Weekly Best Politically Active Hip-Hop Performer. Flores is a Doris Duke Artist, a MAP Fund awardee, a Gerbode-Hewlett Theater commission recipient, a NALAC Fund for Arts recipient, and a NPN Creation Fund awardee. He is the co-founder of Youth Speaks, and currently an adjunct professor of Theater at the University of San Francisco.
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.