8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
by Juan C. Sanchez
March 23 - April 8, 2012
Commissioned & World Premiere
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Student Rush Tickets available!!!
$15 for students 25 and under
with valid ID, ½ hour before curtain
Directed by Ricky J. Martinez*
Scenic Designer: Andrew Rodriguez-Triana
Lighting Designer: Eric J. Cantrell
Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Production Stage Manager: Jerry Jensen*
Assistant Stage Manager: Ruben Diaz, Yolanda Montesinos
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Box Office Manager: Juan C. Sanchez
Box Office & House Manager: Vanessa L. Thompson
Photography (marketing & publicity),
Program Design: Eileen Suarez*
Poster & Postcard Design: Ricky J. Martinez*
Time and Place
In Mag and Charlie's garage, a room in Blanca's home, Joe's office, and their respective backyards.
MAG - Barbara Sloan*
* members of Actors' Equity Association
CHARLIE - Bill Schwartz*
BLANCA - Evelyn Perez*
DANNY - Javier "Javi" Cabrera
JOE - Scott Douglas Wilson
In this relevant and funny play about real estate and territorial instinct, two long-time friends and neighbors are at war over 15 feet of green grass on waterfront property.
"A wild in-your-face dramatic comedy"
- Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald
"...charm, humor, and tension-filled moments"
- Chris Joseph, New Times
"...laughs flowing from well-crafted funny bits, absurd situations and squirm-inducing moments."
- Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald
"...a commentary on fear, loss, change, and, ultimately, the conflict of culture and perceptions that permeates South Florida."
- Chris Joseph, New Times
"Armed with a strong cast and theatrical direction from the able Ricky J. Martinez, this production has the makings of a birds eye view of Miami from several
vantage points but has enough intense drama and laugh-inducing script to make it a theatrical gem in any part of America."
- Ron Levitt, Florida Media News / ENV Magazine
About the Playwright
Juan C. Sanchez (playwright) Juan C. Sanchez studied theater at New World School of the Arts and Florida State University. Recent projects include collaboration as a playwright with The Project [theatre] to create Beer Samplers: Starring Los Angeles Legend Constance Lingus for the Arsht Center's Miami Made Festival and participation in The South Florida One-Minute Play Festival. Other plays include A Bearded Lover; Red Tide (Carbonell Nominee, Best New Play of 2008 from Broward New Times); Buck Fever (Carbonell Nominee); and Back to School, a collection of short plays. All were produced by The Promethean Theatre where he served as Resident Playwright. Red Tide received a development workshop at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis and was presented at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Buck Fever was originally developed by Terranova Collective and was presented at The Blue Heron Arts Center in New York City. As part of The Naked Stage's yearly 24-Hour Theatre Project he has written Love in Stereo; Armed and Hammered; The Family Jewels; and Less Than Beautiful. For The State Theatre Project's 'Beer and Cigarettes' short play festival, he wrote Her Broken Heel, and After the Lullaby was performed as part of Hialeah-Miami Lakes Sr. High School's 'Attack of the Short Plays Festival.' His Spanish play, Marea roja, was produced by Dream Theatre Productions. Sanchez has served as a judge in the writing track for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) Young Arts program for the past 7 years and is the recipient of two Downstage Miami grants.
Bill Schwartz (Charlie) was professionally active on stage in the 1970's, appearing in dinner theatre, at the Coconut Grove Playhouse and Vinette Carol's theatre in New York City. He also performed with Sarasota's Asolo touring theatre in a nine month run, which included the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. In 1979, Bill started playing the real life role of a police officer. Lt. Bill Schwartz retired from the Miami Police Department as commander of its Public Information Office in 2008. Now back in the professional theatre, Bill has proudly worked at New Theatre, GableStage, Florida Stage and Zoetic Stage. Bill is also a busy artist model, active in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Barbara Sloan (Mag) is no stranger to New Theatre having performed in the World Premiere of Winter and last season's one person show, High Dive. Other credits at New Theatre include: Raised in Captivity, Kissing, A Nervous Smile, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, and in Mario Diament's The Book of Ruth, Blind Date and Lost Tango, Michael McKeever's A Town Like Irving, as well as Far East, Madame Melville, and as Vivian Bearing in Wit. She has performed in numerous productions across South Florida garnering five Carbonell Nominations. Three of those nominations were for her roles at New Theatre, as well as two New Theatre Awards for Wit and The Diaries. Other favorite plays include The Color of Desire (Actor's Playhouse), the one woman show 2.5 Minute Ride (Mosaic Theater), Strange Snow, The Real Thing, and Burn This (GableStage) and The Disputation (Coconut Grove Playhouse).
Evelyn Perez (Blanca) is a native of Miami, FL and has a BFA from Florida International University. She has performed in numerous Theatre productions throughout the State of Florida: Coconut Grove Playhouse, Actors Playhouse, Gables Stage, Hollywood Playhouse, Florida Stage, Teatro Avante, The Kravis Center and New Theatre, to name a few. She has been active in commercials and independent film projects, one of which was a finalist for Project Greenlight. When not onstage, she can be found Teaching Drama and Assistant Directing at The Miami Childrens Theater. Property Line marks Evelyn's 4th production with New Theatre - Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, and the National New Play Network's Rolling World Premieres of For Better..., and 26 Miles.
Javier "Javi" Cabrera (Danny) is a current High School student in the Theatre Academy at Coral Reef Senior High School. This is Javi's first show with New Theatre and he is thrilled to work with such a talented and brilliant cast and crew. Javi has performed as Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mr. Martin in The Bald Soprano, and Hortensio in Kiss Me, Kate. He would like thank his friends, family, and all his theatre instructors for all their love and support. Javi would like to give a special thank you to Evelyn, Ricky, Juan, and Eileen for giving him this special opportunity.
Scott Douglas Wilson (Joe) is thrilled to be working once again with the tremendous talents at New Theatre! He has worked professionally in New York City and Boston, holds an MFA in Acting from the Ohio State University (2009), and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at the New World School of the Arts and Barry University. Past New Theatre credits include Winter, Henry V, and Fizz. Scott is a 2012 Carbonell nominee (Best Actor) for the Infinite Abyss production of The Pillowman, and has appeared in Lombardi (Mosaic Theatre), Angel Eaters (Infinite Abyss), and Billboard (The State Theatre Project), among others. He wishes to thank Ricky, Juan, Eileen, Jerry, and the amazing cast and crew for this exciting opportunity!
Ricky J. Martinez (Director) is New Theatre's Artistic Director. New Theatre audiences witnessed Martinez's direction recently in Winter, Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them, A Streetcar Named Desire, 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. He recently returned from New Mexico where 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. Other credits included on the Staff page.
Jerry Jensen (Production Stage Manager) continues stage managing this season's premieres: Henry V, Twain and Shaw Do Lunch and Edith Can Shoot Things... and Hit Them, and now Property Line, working again with director Ricky J. Martinez. A man of many theatrical stripes, Jerry has himself directed South Florida shows: The Lion in Winter, A Thousand Clowns, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Biloxi Blues, All The Great Books (Abridged), Say You Love Satan, 2 Boys in a Bed..., The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, and Rumors. As Executive Director of the Wichita Center for the Arts, he oversaw the Midwest Premieres of Stephen Schwartz's Rags and Children of Eden and the World Premiere of the eventual Broadway musical, Jane Eyre. As an actor, Jerry's appeared in over 60 shows, most recently: 1776 and Footloose (Actors' Playhouse), Doubt (Main Street), The Normal Heart (Public), Bent and The Sisters Rosensweig (Rising Action), The Houseboy (Empire Stage) and Zoo Story (Edge).