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Brévo Theatre presents “American Son” by Christopher Demos-Brown, directed by Terrence Pride. This show tells of an estranged bi-racial couple who must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son.
Following our show, on February 20, we will have a talkback entitled “2 Shades of Black: An Exploration of Biracial Identity,” with playwright Christopher Demos-Brown as our special guest, evoking a conversation about living a biracial life and their experiences.
In partnership with 10 Days of Connection Broward, this discussion will focus on the different perspectives of black women in the community including the Arts, Corporate America, and Entrepreneurship. Listen as we hear from panelist Lakeisha Frith (The Adrienne Arsht Center), Delilah Antoinette (Black Girl’s Healing House), Tanisha Cidel (Evolutionary Arts), Véronique George (VLG Productions), and Ghenete “G” Wright Muir (Thou Art Woman), share their achievements, overcoming obstacles they’ve faced in their career, as well as, what practices they’ve put in place to become the best version of themselves. The purpose of this panel is to emphasize the voice of the black women where we will unpack topics such as self-identity and emotional healing for the black women. Using inspiration from Mikki Kendall and Bell Hooks, current research is very White female dominated speaking about Black female experiences. We are addressing the lack of Black female voices by having Black women share their experiences while providing a support system to uplift other Black female voices.
Young, Gifted & Brave – Theatre for Youth will present its inaugural production, Brévo for Broadway, this summer taking place on Saturday, July 23, 2022, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. The multicultural cast of 20 performers, the majority of which are recent high school graduates, will perform a compilation from popular Broadway musicals and performances with excerpts from “Moulin Rouge,” “Hamilton,” “A Strange Loop,” and “Dreamgirls.” The variety show will also include young artists delivering powerful scenes and monologues from notable Broadway plays such as “Thoughts of a Colored Man.”
As a part of our “Dans le avant-garde” series, “Funnyhouse of a Negro” by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Zaylin Yates, is a poetic and symbolic investigation into one woman’s mind before her death. Sarah has created four different personas as a way to grapple with her own self-hatred: Queen Victoria, the Duchess of Hapsburg, Jesus, and Patrice Lumumba. With these four characters at her side, Sarah tries to make sense of her conception (from rape), her life without her parents, and the creeping insanity that she feels all around her.
In partnership with South Florida Afro Pride, we will host “Between Two Worlds,” a symposium on colorism and self-identity. This symposium will focus on mental and emotional healing for biracial men and women. Additionally, tackling topics on how the community can seek emotional healing. Learning tools to practice self-love and embracing all the things that define their humanity. Mental illness, self-hate, and the need to be socially accepted are issues that currently plague the Black and BIPOC communities. Avoiding these conversations increases the number of suicide attempts we experience in Miami Dade County. This symposium will feature a panel of special guests and focus on mental and emotional healing for black/brown men and women. Mental illness, self-hate, and the need to be socially accepted are issues that currently plague the black community, and it is time to have a conversation.
Brévo Theatre produces a series of productions that offers a diverse and inclusive artistic experience for the entire community.
This series includes all of the great musicals and plays that you know and love from the Broadway stage and beyond. The Brévo Mainstage is our most anticipated series, which includes our signature dinner theatre productions. Patrons will enjoy high-quality Broadway performances accompanied by high-class dining experiences.
A series inspired by the works of Adrienne Kennedy, Harold Pinter, and Jeremy O. Harris. Dans Le Avant Garde showcases the experimental theatre world. A series where Brévo Theatre activates its’ core values of creating artistically conscious communities. Plays in this series are always a topic of conversation.
Our theatre for youth program, Young, Gifted & Brave, engages young actors in diverse and underserved communities, who are interested in high-quality actor training and performance education. The program combines workshops and one-on-one training with industry professionals culminating with a final musical theater performance during the summer. Students, many of whom are from surrounding high schools, meet for 4-6 weeks to learn and rehearse acting, dance and vocal techniques. After applying what they’ve learned in their classes and in the one-on-one coaching throughout the school year, the students are featured in a mainstage production open to the community.
One of the most impactful ways of enriching our community is, creating access and opportunity for local artists. With the Freshly Rooted series, Brévo Theatre provides access and resources to local playwrights to get their work seen and heard by an audience. This enables the writer to get feedback from actors and directors during the creative process, as well as support from the producing perspective for how to best market their work. These are all invaluable assets for fresh new playwrights to have in the community on a professional level.