Miami Theater Center: Sandbox Series

Miami Theater Center

Date Awarded
Grant Period
10/01/12 to 09/30/15
Focus Area
Knight Arts Challenge

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Grantee Contact

  • Miami Shores, FL

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To help nurture small performing arts groups by providing them with a small, well-equipped black box theater at discounted rates.

To help nurture individual artists and small performing arts groups, Miami Theater Center (MTC) will provide a small, well-equipped black box theater at discounted rates. The theater will make available its 70-seat space to promising performing artists and provide public relations, marketing and production support.

Talented artists will be chosen to produce and perform their work in the theater and be provided a commissioning fee and rehearsal and performance space for six shows. MTC, under the leadership of artistic director Stephanie Ansin, produces classical and contemporary works that entertain and educate audiences of all ages and abilities.

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Project Team

Elaiza Irizarry

Executive Director

Elaiza has provided leadership for up to 120 employees, planning and executing large-scale cultural arts productions. Her professional development led her from Company Manager and Production Manager to theater consultant and independent producer, making significant contributions to the visual and performing arts. Originally from Venezuela, Elaiza co-founded Caracas’ La Compañia Nacional de Teatro (National Theatre Company), an extremely successful and enduring repertory theatre.

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