Barbara Sloan and Evelyn Perez  in PROPERTY LINE
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Miami, FL 33155

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Cultural Arts Center
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Cutler Bay, FL 33189

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by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

March 22 - April 7 April 14, 2013

New & Extended performance schedule
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
and Sunday 5:30 pm
through April 14

BIRD IN THE HAND by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas

Directed by Ricky J. Martinez & Steven A. Chambers

Set Designer: Ricky J. Martinez
Sound Designer: R. Kent Wilson
Lighting Designer: Amanda Sparehack
Costume Designer: Antoinette Baldwin
Video/Slides: Charles A. Sothers
Production Stage Manager: Jerry Jensen
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers

Assistant Stage Manager: Gabbi Diez
Technical Director: Ulises Otero
Box Office & House Manager: Juan Sanchez
Poster & Postcard Design: Ruben Diaz, Ricky J. Martinez
Photography, Program Design: Eileen Suarez
Photography (lobby display): Dr. Norman Gorback

Student Rush Tickets available!!!
$15 for students 25 and under
with valid ID, ½ hour before curtain


FELIX   -   Ivan R. Lopez
GABRIEL   -   Gabriel Jose Bonilla
SUSAN   -   Michelle Antelo
VANESSA   -   Vanessa Thompson
FLAMINGOS   -   Kristina Abreu, Sammantha Hernandez, Fidel Urbina

* members of Actors' Equity Association

Time and Place

In this wry comedic play, an adolescent recalls working at a Miami tropical bird theme park, where flamingos help reconstruct foggy and embellished memories of his past.


Jorge Ignacio Cortinas Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas's (playwright) many awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; as well as the Helen Merrill Award; "playwright of the year" in El Nuevo Herald's 1999 year-end list; a Writers Community Residency from the YMCA National Writer's Voice; and the Robert Chesley Award, among others. His first play Maleta Mulata was produced by Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. His play Sleepwalkers (Carbonell Award for Best New Work) was produced by the Area Stage in 1999. Sleepwalkers was further developed and remounted by the Alliance Theatre in 2002. Blind Mouth Singing completed runs at Chicago's Teatro Vista, and the New York based National Asian American Theatre Company, productions the Chicago Tribune praised as having "visionary wit" and that the New York Times called "strange and beautiful" and designated a Critic's Pick. His most recent play Bird In The Hand was also a New York Times Critic's Pick. His plays have been published by Playscripts and TDR/The Drama Review. He has been commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons. He is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and an alumnus of New Dramatists.

Kristina Abreu Kristina Abreu (Flamingo) is 20 years old and is attending Miami-Dade College. She has completed 1 year at New York City's American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). She has been in several stage performances at the Roxy Theatre in the ensemble cast of Penny a Pape, Suessical The Musical, My Favorite Year and Guys and Dolls. She has also performed as Anita in West Side Story and Lola in Damn Yankees and most recently as Kate in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. Kristina is excited to be working with New Theatre and such an amazing cast and crew. She thanks her family and friends for their continued support.

Michelle Antelo Michelle Antelo (Susan) is a graduate from Florida International University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Theatre Performance. Most recently she wrote, designed, directed and performed in a one-woman show, which ultimately moved on to the semi-final round of Manhattan Repertory Theater's "Winter Plays Competition Series" in New York. Michelle has worked closely with several theatre companies in Miami including: The JQ Studio, What if Works, House Next Door and White Rose Miami. She believes that theatre has the power to influence necessary change in the world and was honored to be a cast member of the Body and Sold 2011 tour (Washington DC - London, UK). While in D.C., Ms. Antelo hosted a panel discussion for the international press with Congressman Chris Smith from New Jersey and several of the nation's top advocates for Human Trafficking Awareness. Her performances include: The Ruby Sunrise by Rine Groff (2011), Tape by Stephen Belber( (2011), The House of Spirits by Caridad Svich (2011), In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) by Sara Ruhl (2012) First Man, First Woman by Matthew Garcia (2012), and How It Hangs by Grace McKeaney (2012). She greatly admires the innovative work New Theatre is doing, and is humbled and excited to share the stage with such an amazing cast.

Gabriel Jose Bonilla Gabriel Jose Bonilla (Gabriel) is a 22 year old senior at Florida International University, majoring in Psychology. Always a Roxy Kid, Gabriel's theatrical debut was with the role of Sky Masterson in The Roxy Theatre Group's production of Guys and Dolls in 2010. Since then Gabriel has worked in many shows and projects with local companies including What If Work's production of How it Hangs, Mia's Dreamscapes productions of Cloud Tectonics, and Classico Vino's short film Love and Cigarettes. Off stage, he enjoys practicing the traditional Japanese karate style of Kenshinkan Goju Ryu. Gabriel would like to thank his friends and family for their support and New Theatre for this wonderful opportunity.

Sammantha Hernandez Sammantha Hernandez (Flamingo) is extremely thrilled to be a part of New Theatre's BOOMFROG! Series. She is thrilled to be working with such a diverse and mature cast. She would never in her wildest dream would have thought that she would be on the same stage with such an amazing cast. She would like to thank the family and friends who have supported her, as well as Ricky J. for such a wonderful opportunity.

Ivan R. Lopez Ivan R. Lopez (Felix) is thrilled to make his New Theatre debut with Bird in the Hand. Ivan has acted in over 40 plays in New York, Denver, and Miami. After being away for six years, he returned home a couple of years ago to co-found White Rose Miami a theatre, film, and creative education company. He is currently the co-Creative Director. Ivan is a professor of acting and dramatic literature at his alma mater, Florida International University. He has an MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory. Ivan will next be seen as Katurian in WRM's production of The Pillowman in May. He is passionate about exploring the depths of his creativity and inspiring others to do the same. @irlopez

Vanessa Thompson Vanessa Thompson (Vanessa) is thrilled to be returning to the New Theatre stage! You may recognize her from New Theatre's Miami One Act Festival, Equus, Likeness or from her work with Artistic Vibes which she founded in 2010 with partner Stephanie Rodriguez. She would like to dedicate this and every performance to her number one fan and father, Rickie Thompson. Special thanks to her family, Stephanie, Joe, Sandy, Ricky J., and Eileen for all their unconditional love and support.

Fidel Urbina Fidel Urbina (Flamingo) is a sophomore majoring in Theatre. This is Fidel's first production with The New and he's beyond thrilled! Fidel has taken various types of dance and has competed in regional and national competitions. He would like to thank his partner, friends, and family for the love and support & to Ricky J., Steven, Eileen, and Jerry for blessing him with a new opportunity and a great new learning experience. Some previous productions include West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, Once upon a Mattress, and The Wild Party.

Ricky J. Martinez Ricky J. Martinez (Director & Set Designer) is New Theatre's Artistic Director. New Theatre audiences witnessed Martinez's performance in last season's A Bicycle Country and direction for Agnes of God, Happy, Keeping A-Breast, Property Line, Winter, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, The Radiant, High Dive, Fizz, Raised in Captivity, Equus, The Hour of the Tiger, 26 Miles, In Development, Mauritius, The Glass Menagerie, Kissing, The Gates of Choice, The Rant, The Mission, A Nervous Smile, For Better..., and Likeness. He has also directed previous season's Melt, SinFull Heaven, Just a Kiss, Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, Lincolnesque, Madagascar, Paradise, Day of Reckoning and the three short plays for New Theatre's annual fundraiser event, Miami Stories. In New Mexico he directed the World Premiere of La Fea by Riti Sachdeva. Some of his directorial credits in South Florida include: Bump, Retch, One More Cloudy Day, Jack, the Bitter Tears of Petra van Kant, The Stronger, and he has staged some of his own multi-media productions such as Postlude 1, .EPAR, Concerning Phaedra, Snow and ED.L for Coral Castle. Younger audiences have seen his work as director & choreographer in Captain Nemo, Narnia, Scrooge, Anne of Green Gables, Ferdinand the Bull, The Secret Garden at Actor's Playhouse and Hollywood Playhouse, the latter of which he was the Artistic Director for Imagination Theatre's for Young Audiences. He recently directed Anna in the Tropics at James Madison University and The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia. Other credits included on the Staff page.

Jerry Jensen Jerry Jensen (Production Stage Manager) is in his second season at New Theatre, where he's now stage-managed eleven productions here most memorably Agnes of God, Edith Can Shoot Things...and Hit Them, Property Line, Happy and now his second Boomfrog production after Keeping A-Breast. He's recently directed New Theatre's Miami One-Acts' Passing Through and From Across a Crowded Room and last year's Miami Stories' opener Saving the Swanford. Jerry's also directed at seven other local theaters: The Lion in Winter, A Thousand Clowns, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Biloxi Blues, My Fair Lady, All The Great Books (Abridged), Say You Love Satan, 2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter's Night, The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, Private Lives and Rumors. He's acted in over 60 shows in 9 states, including: 1776 and Footloose (Actors' Playhouse), Doubt (Main Street), The Normal Heart (Public), and many more. Thanks to all New Theatre folks, the cast and crew, and most importantly you the audience for supporting live theatre!

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