Samara Siskind and Frank Rodriguez in SIN FULL HEAVEN
New Theatre
8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155

Performing at
South Miami-Dade
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189

(786) 573-5300

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Plays Developed
  and Premiered at New Theatre

"...Challenging American theater is alive and well and nowhere near Broadway. It is hardly news, of course, that theaters beyond the Hudson River are doing good work. Or that many plays that wind up on Broadway and off Broadway get their start at regional theaters. Nor should it be a surprise (though it was) that the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama went to a play most of New York City's tastemakers had never even heard of: Cuban-born playwright Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics, which had been produced only at the 104-seat New Theatre in Coral Gables, Fla. What isn't so apparent... is that these companies are pursuing whole chunks of the repertory that New York, with its commercial pressures and unforgiving critics, largely ignores...And local audiences are getting a better taste of the possibilities of theater than most New Yorkers get in an entire season. Plays of epic size and scope, works that examine the American experience, plays that attempt to engage the audience in social and political issues - for those, mostly, you've got to look in the hinterlands." - Time Magazine, May 2003

Elias by Marc Cameron

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1987
Director: Rafael Prieto
Cast: Marc Cameron

Voices at the Mary Elizabeth Hotel by Susan Westfall

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1988
Director: Kathleen Toledo
Cast: Jon Pryor

* With the support of The Dade Community Foundation

You Are Here by Susan Westfall

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1989
Director: Robert Hooker

* With the support of The Dade Community Foundation

Two Bears Blinking by Michael Brady

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1995
Director: Barry Steinman

Youth and Asia by Richard Janaro

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1996
Director: Deborah Mello
Cast: David Bugher, Maribeth Graham, Harriet Oser, Arland Russell, Bill Hindman

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts

That Sound You Hear by Michael McKeever

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, July 3, 1996
Director: Roberto Prestigiacomo
Cast: Bethany Bohall, Kimberly Daniel, Maribeth Graham
Larry Jurrist, Wayne LeGette, Michael McKeever

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts

Other productions

* Ft. Lauderdale Players, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - February 2 - 18, 2001
Director: Amy London

Schweitzer by Bill Yule

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1996
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Bill Yule

* With the support of and Mel and Nancy Morgenstern and The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation

37 Postcards by Michael McKeever

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, August 15, 1998
Director: Barry Steinman
Cast: John Barnett, Kimberly Daniel, Ellen Davis, Sally Levin, Michael McKeever, Leila Piedrafita

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts

Other productions

* Florida Studio, Sarasota, FL - April 2000
Director: Michael Lasswell
* Produced at Hudson Stage Company, Hudson-on-Croton, NY - October 2001
Director: Dan Foster
* Island Players, Anna Maria Island, FL - January 2002
Director: Kelly Woodland
* Komödie Dresden, Dresden, Germany. April 2003
Director: Hans Gratzer
* Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, OH - November 2003
Director: Kathleen Hoffman
* Kammerspiele, Vienna, Austria. September - November 2003
Director: Hans Gratzer
* Zimmer Theater, Heidelberg, Germany. June - November 2004
Director: Ute Richter
* Longmont Theatre, Longmont, CO - March 2005

* 2000 Sarasota Festival of News Plays Finalist

jumping through windows by George Contini

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1999
Director: Barry Steinman
Cast: David Bugher and Matthew Wright

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts

Mickey and Will by Richard Janaro

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 1999
Director: Ellen Davis
Cast: Bill Hindman, Larry Jurrist, Sally Levin, Vince Renaud

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts

Wait and See by Michael McKeever

* Premiere (one act version): New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, January 20, 2000
Director: Rafael de Acha
Principal Cast: John Barnett, David Bugher, Lisa Morgan

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts
* Premiere (full length version): New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL
September 10, 2004
Director: Barbara Lowery
Cast: Bridget Connors, Nicholas Richberg, Bill Schwartz, Barry Tarallo

* With the support of The Dramatists Guild Foundation and The Audrey Love Charitable Foundation

The Book of Ruth by Mario Diament

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, March 16, 2000
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Tanya Bravo, Sally Levin, Lisa Morgan, Pam Roza, Edna Schwab, Barbara Sloan, Sergio Campa, Ramon Gonzalez-Cuevas, Larry Jurrist

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts, The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation, Mel and Nancy Morgenstern, and Jay Harris

* 2000 Carbonell Award nomination: Best New Play

Other productions

* 2000 Winner of The Streisand Festival of Jewish Plays, San Diego, CA.
* 2004 Florencio Sánchez Award nomination, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004
* 2002 - European Premiere: Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat, Bucharest, Romania
Director: Moshe Yassur.
* 2004 - South American Premiere: Teatro Regina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Director: Santiago Doria.
* 2005 - Produced for TV by The Romanian International Television Network
* Published by The Writers' Collective, Cranston, Rhode Island.

The House of The Seven Gables by Richard Janaro

After Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel of the same title

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, 2000
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Ursula Freundlich, Israel Garcia, Jonathan Cantor, Larry Jurrist, Lisa Morgan, Matthew Wright

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts

Sexy & Miggs by Michael McKeever

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, November 15, 2000
Director: Barry Steinman
Cast: Amy London, Michael McKeever

* 2000 Curtain Up Awards - Best New Work

Other productions

* Workshop Production: Key West Theatre Festival, 2000

Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams by Nilo Cruz

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, September 14, 2001
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Tanya Bravo, Ursula Freundlich, Marta Velasco, Ramon Gonzalez-Cuevas, Robert Maxwell, Carlos Orizondo, David Perez Ribada

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts and Jay Harris
* Carbonell Nomination: Best New Play 2001
* Curtain Up Awards Nomination: Best New Play 2001
* Published by Dramatists Play Service.

Smithereens by Mario Diament

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, March 2, 2002
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Ken Clement, David Kwiat, David Mann, Marcy Rudershausen, Paul Tei

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Mel and Nancy Morgenstern, The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation

* Carbonell Award: Best Play 2002

Other productions

* 2004 nominated for Florencio Sánchez Award, Argentina
* Spanish Language Premiere: Teatro del Pueblo, Buenos Aires Argentina, 2002 Director: Víctor Mayol

* Published by The Writers' Collective, Cranston, Rhode Island.

A Town Like Irving by Michael McKeever

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, April, 2003
Director: Barbara Lowery
Cast: Kimberly Daniel, Barbara Sloan Ken Clement, David Kwiat, Michael McKeever, Stephen Neal, Michael Vines

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Mel and Nancy Morgenstern, The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation

* 2003 Miami Herald "Top Ten Theatrical Events"
* 2003 Sun-Sentinel "10 Best Plays of the Year"
* Carbonell Nomination: Best New Play

Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, October 12, 2003
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Ursula Freundlich, Edna Schwab, Deborah Sherman, Ken Clement, Gonzalo Madurga, Carlos Orizondo, David Perez Ribada

* Commissioned and developed at New Theatre through a grant from Theatre Communications Group and The National Endowment for the Arts
* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Mel and Nancy Morgenstern, The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation and Jay Harris

* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: 2003
* Steinberg Award: Best New Play 2003
* Carbonell Special Achievement Award: 2003

Other productions

* The play was the most-widely produced one in the American theatre in 2004.
* Broadway production.
* Tony Award nomination.
* Translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Hebrew
* Major foreign productions: London, Spain (tour)
* Published: Theatre Communications Group, Dramatists Play Service

Beauty of the Father by Nilo Cruz

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL
January 2, 2004
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Ursula Freundlich, Teresa Maria Rojas, Roberto Escobar, Euriamis Losada, Carlos Orizondo

* With the support of Jay Harris

* Published by Dramatists Play Service

Blind Date by Mario Diament

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, March 5, 2004
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: Steve Gladstone, David Kwiat, Ursula Freundlich, Lisa Morgan, Barbara Sloan

* With the support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Mel and Nancy Morgenstern, The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation

* Carbonell Nomination: Best New Play 2004
* 2004 Curtain Up Awards - Best New Work
* 2004 New Times' Best of Miami: Best Play 2004
* 2004 Best of Year - Miami Herald
* 2004 Best of Year, Sun Sentinel

* Opens May 27th, 2005: Teatro Nacional Cervantes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Director: Carlos Ianni.

Barrio Hollywood by Elaine Romero

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, March 5, 2004
Director: Rafael de Acha
Movement Director: Ricky J. Martinez
Cast: John Baldwin, Euriamis Losada, Beatriz Montañez, Marta Velasco

* With the support of The Dramatists Guild Foundation and The Audrey Love Charitable Foundation

Clarence Darrow's Last Trial by Shirley Lauro

* Premiere: New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, January 2005
Director: Rafael de Acha
Cast: John Bixler, Susan Dempsey, John Felix, Jenny Levine, Ricky J. Martinez, Angie Radosh, Bill Schwartz, Tara Vodihn

*With the support of The Dramatists Guild Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and The Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Mel and Nancy Morgenstern and The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation

Ladies and not so Gentle Women by Alfred Allan Lewis

* Upcoming New Theatre Premiere: December 2005

1987 to present:
short plays by George Contini, Leopoldo Hernandez, Richard Janaro, David Kwiat, Roger Martin, Ricky J Martinez, Julio Matas, Arnold Mercado, Matias Montes Huidobro and Roberto Prestigiacomo.

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