About Brévo

our vision

To enrich the community, share thought provoking narratives, and create nurturing environments through the arts.

our mission

Cultivating an artistically conscious community, through innovative and accessible performances that celebrate humanity and the power of storytelling.

our history

Brévo Theatre was created by Zaylin Yates and his business partner, Terrence Pride during their time as students at Florida A&M University. One of the productions they are most proud of incorporated a highly successful and student-funded dinner theater performance of “Kissing the Blarney Stone,” which paved the way for the duo to continue to produce shows that challenge modern-day theatre while showcasing and developing local talent in unconventional performances.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Brévo Theatre produced a series of virtual dance videos that interpreted acts of racial injustice, entitled “Protest Art” commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

2021
Brévo’s First Season “Between Two Worlds” - American Son, Brévo For Broadway, Funnyhouse of a Negro
Miami Dade County Community Grant Awardee
October 2021
2022
Radical Partner’s Grant Awardee
May 2022
5 Time Broadway Regional Award Nominee
October 2022
Miami Dade County Community Grant Awardee
October 2022
2023
Brévo’s Second Season “Art, Culture, Community” - Freshly Rooted: With Michael Oatman, The Brother’s Size, Young, Gifted & Brave.
The Miami Foundation, Open for Business, Awardee
January 2023
Broward Cultural Division Awardee
February 2023
The OurFund Foundation Awardee
April 2023
Florida Department of State, Arts & Culture Awardee
July 2023

Our Team

Zaylin Yates

Founding Managing Director / CEO

Zaylin Yates is the Founding Managing Director of Brévo Theatre, an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to amplifying the voices of young Black artists and providing a platform to the unheard by
highlighting up-and-coming playwrights, actors, dancers and directors, by offering a diverse
entertainment experience through color-blind casting. In his current role, Zaylin works as the Manager of Community Engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami Dade County, where he creates meaningful community-building experiences for the citizens of Miami-Dade County
and South Florida through active learning and live theatrical experiences. Zaylin also serves on the Heritage Committee at the Arsht Center, a program dedicated to celebrating black artists in the South Florida community.

Zaylin is a proud alumnus of Florida A&M University where he obtained his M.B.A, B.S. in Business Administration, and B.A. in Theatre Performance. Over the past 10 years, Zaylin has both produced, directed, and performed, in various productions throughout the Southeast including “Detroit ’67”, “The Colored Museum”, and “Legally Blonde: The Musical”. Zaylin thrives in bringing out the best in all artists by presenting honest characters and truthful stories. Zaylin is the recipient of the Joel A. Crane Golden Spirit Award, as well as, a member of Progressive Black Men Inc., and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. Zaylin also serves as the Board President for the Loch Lomond Club South Homeowners Association and sits on the Division of Arts & Culture grant panel for the Florida Department of State, Broward Cultural Division, and South Arts Advisory Council. During his down time, you can find Zaylin reading, working out, spending time outdoors, or serving on the Worship Team at Church By The Glades. Zaylin thanks God, family, and friends who have uplifted him through his journey. Recently, I am a 2022, South Florida Legacy 40 Under 40 Honoree, and an ICABA, Salute to Men Who Lead, Honoree.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. – African Proverb

Terrence "TM" Pride

Producing Artistic Director

Terrence “TM” Pride is a native of Quincy, Florida, and a graduate of Florida A&M University in theater performance and dance. He received his Master of Education in Urban Education from Florida International University in 2022. He has choreographed over 60 pieces of work, including musicals and dance recitals. A man of many talents; director, choreographer, dancer, costume designer, and teacher. Terrence can be seen on the stage or behind the camera; Rialto Theatre’s American Black Princess, HBO’s Love Craft Country are two of his most recent productions. He completed his third year as a principal dancer with Peter London Global Dance Company in 2022.  

His career as a professional teaching artist began in 2012, as the director of the arts program for 21st Century Fun2Learn Camp for four years in Gadsden County. He continued his work in arts administration at the Joan Kroc Atlanta Theater Camp, Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL, Apalachee Tapestry School of the Arts in Tallahassee, FL, Ailey Camp Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center, and lastly Dillard Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Terrence curated Definitive Arts: Arts Integrated Education, lessons for the classroom teacher infuse common core with fun and energetic elements of drama and dance! As a scholar and advocate for cultural and arts education, he aspires to create safe and nurturing spaces for arts and cultural exploration and representation through theater and dance. 

Through his involvement with local and state grant committees, The E.A.T.N. Project, which connects communities and schools, and the South Florida Afro Pride organization which promotes health and wellness amongst the black LGBTQAI+ community, Terrence is actively engaged in community and collaboration. Recently, T.M. Pride received the Sara Spencer Child Drama Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference for his dynamic and engaging work for young people.

For more visit: TerrencePride.com.

Board Members

Zaylin Yates

President / Treasurer

Terrence Pride

Vice President

Jamel Booth

Jamel Booth

Member

Lakeisha Frith

Member

Austin Gaskin

Member

Diedra Rogers

Member

Bonita Whytehead

Member

Get in Touch

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