I can’t create an apolitical piece. But in the spirit of punk I wanted to perform something that wasn’t linear, where the political message was the bodies onstage. A piece with Black and Brown bodies, non-traditional, non-European, non-ballet-centric bodies. That includes me as someone who is 60, who loves to dance but is not trained. I am one of those bodies. I am the only man in the show. I even talked about leaving and they all said ‘hell no Teo, you staying in.’ I’m supported by this wonderful company of talented and powerful women.
I’m creating from the perspective of the ancestors, the griots, shamans, storytellers. This piece is going back to the circle. This goes back to my roots in community and where art comes from and who has the right to claim and define art. So it’s a revolution in itself.
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.