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The Greenhouse: Little Boy/Little Man

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

WPAC - Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

THE GREENHOUSE is a play development program at FIU Theatre supporting South Florida playwrights. Three playwrights were selected for one-week intensive residencies in the summer to workshop and revise a draft of a full-length play.

A director, a dramaturg, and age-appropriate actors will work with the playwright. The week will culminate in a public reading of the revised work.

“South Florida is emerging as a hub for playwrights,” says Joel Murray, Chair and Artistic Director of FIU Theatre. “We wanted to create a program to support their work and contribute to the development of new plays that are homegrown in our community.”

Before an audience ever sees a fully produced play, a playwright usually undergoes an exhaustive writing process of many drafts and revisions. The vast majority of that work happens inside the writer’s head.

During a play development program, the character’s voices suddenly take a life of their own and the playwright can now hear it as something outside of themselves. That is when they begin to notice things they didn’t see before, and the story starts to deepen and take shape.

“There are a lot of script development programs across the country, but it’s often hard to put everything on hold and travel somewhere else,” says Professor Michael Yawney, the project’s Managing Director. “The Greenhouse makes developmental programs more accessible to South Florida playwrights so they can take their scripts to the next level.”

The Greenhouse, now in its second year, will feature three new works this summer.

Poolside Glow

by Luis Roberto Herrera

director: Ricky J Martinez

dramaturg: Christine Dolen

Friday, May 24 at 8:00


Overactive Letdown

by Gina Montet

director: Margaret M. Ledford

dramaturg Andie Arthur

Friday, June 28 at 8:00


Little Boy/Little Man

by Rudi Goblen

director: Victoria Collado

Saturday, July 13 at 3:00

All readings are free and open to the public.

Readings will take place at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th Street, Miami, Florida 33199

Parking for the Wertheim Performing Arts Center is available in Lot 5 (just east of the WPAC). Parking is $3 and can be paid using the Pay By Phone app on your smartphone (location code 20032) or the automated kiosk.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Performing arts


Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


College of Communication Architecture + The Arts, Theatre
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