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THE 20th CENTURY SHOW by Taylor Mac

June 14, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - June 16, 2013 @ 11:00 pm



Miami’s the Vortex for Daring LGBT Performing Arts
via OUT in the TROPICS, June 14-16 at the Colony Theater

The fourth annual celebration features a groundbreaking lineup of award-winning LGBT artists
from New York, boldly mixed with cutting edge performers from Havana, Cuba that are traveling to Miami
for their U.S. debuts.

This year’s OUT in the TROPICS features performances by: Taylor Mac, Carmelita Tropicana,
and Well-Strung.

The festival also presents the first-ever U.S. performance by Havana’s notorious lesbian feminist
performance group El Ciervo Encantado, and the U.S. premiere of the Cuban film about homophobia
and gay life in Cuba, “Verde Verde.”

The event is produced by FUNDarte, a non-profit arts organization celebrating its tenth anniversary.

“There’s no other festival like this in the United States,” says FUNDarte’s Artistic Director Ever Chavez.
“A bold collection of the world’s best contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender performance.”

This year’s lineup includes …

by Taylor Mac

From New York, performance artist Taylor Mac presents the Miami Beach debut of his newest work, “”THE 20th CENTURY SHOW.”

A visual feast and a glorious concert, all rolled into one. Featuring one song selected from each
decade of the 20th Century.

“I am presenting this to Miami Beach as a performance ritual to


help the audience let go
of the 20th Century and move into the 21st,”
says Mac.

The Obie award-winner has performed at
The Public Theater, at Lincoln Center,
the Sydney Opera House, and at hundreds
of the world’s greatest theaters, museums,
music halls, cabarets and festivals.

“One of the most exciting theater artists
of our time”
—Time Out NY

“Taylor Mac is one of this country’s most heroic
and disarmingly funny playwrights”
— American Theater Magazine

Watch Taylor Mac’s videos at this link.



by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano

Also from New York, the Cuban-American diva of queer comedy Carmelita Tropicana presents her Miami
premiere of “Post-Plástica Miami 2013.”

In collaboration with her sister, New York based filmmaker Ela Troyano, the part live performance/part video
installation show offers a glimpse into a future where celebrity culture battles between the primacy of virtual
and artistic lives.


Tropicana’s work has been presented at the Institute
of Contemporary Art in London, Hebbel Am Ufer
in Berlin, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea in
Barcelona, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in
New York, the Mark Taper Forum’s Kirk Douglas Theater
in Los Angeles, and at El Museo del Barrio in New York.

She has received numerous awards including the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman, fellowships
from the New York Foundation for the Arts, plus an
Obie for Sustained Excellence in Performance.



“Carmelita Tropicana has been lighting up New York’s performance venues with colorful, hilarious, and brain-twisting narratives.”
— Time Out New York

“Carmelita Tropicana is a tangy bon-bon, the perfect hostess for a Havana-themed Bacchanal.”
— The Chicago Tribune

Watch Carmelita Tropicana video at this link.

The All-Male Gay Singing String Quartet

444“This hunky string quartet finds the common
ground between Mozart and Rihanna.”
— Time Out New York

There’s a new kind of boy band on the circuit.

The all-male string quartet Well-Strung
makes its Florida debut, featuring classical
musicians who sing and put their own spin
on Mozart, Vivaldi, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more.

Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin
and violist Trevor Wadleigh.

“These four men are more than looks. The men of the all-male singing string quartet Well-Strung are talented masters of turning pop hits into instrumental wonders.”
— OUT Magazine


Watch videos of Well-Strung at this link.

by El Ciervo Encantado

666(Direct from Havana / U.S. Premiere) An outrageously profound, wildly interactive performance by Havana’s daring and controversial lesbian feminist theater collective, addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.

Watch video of Cubalandia at this link.

A film by Cuban director Enrique Pineda Barnet

(U.S. premiere)

The controversial new Cuban film “Verde Verde” directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet, explores issues of gay male identity
and homophobia in contemporary Cuba.

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Miami-based actor Carlos Miguel Caballero, one of the film’s stars, will be in attendance to introduce the film.

View the trailer for the film at this link.




Thursday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.
– Panel Discussion & Reception at the Miami Beach LGBT Visitor Center
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (free and open to the public)

Miami’s LGBTQ leaders present a community reception to welcome visiting festival Artists Taylor Mac, Carmelita Tropicana and El Ciervo Encantado, followed by a panel discussion on themes relating to their work and to Miami’s diverse LGBTQ communities.

Friday, June 14, 8:30 p.m.
– “Cubalandia” by El Ciervo Encantado, followed by …
– “The 20th Century Show” by Taylor Mac
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Saturday, June 15, 8:30 p.m.
– “Cubalandia” by El Ciervo Encantado, followed by …
– “Post-Plastica Miami 2013” by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Sunday, June 16, 4:30 p.m.
– “Verde Verde” a film by Cuban director Enrique Pineda Barnet
Miami Beach Cinemateque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Sunday, June 16, 8:00 p.m.
– Well-Strung in concert
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach


• Tickets to performances at The Colony Theatre are $60 for a three-day Festival Pass for the evening shows Friday-Saturday-Sunday; single tickets cost $30 each ($25 students/seniors) General Admission available at Ticketmaster or at FUNDarte.us, and by calling 800/745-3000, or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office, 305/674-1040.

• Tickets to the film “Verde Verde” at the Miami Beach Cinemateque are $10 ($9 students/seniors)
($8 MBC members).

Support for Out in the Tropics comes in part from the Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs
and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Arts Gala Program;
the LGTBQ Community Project Funds at The Miami Foundation, in partnership with the National Gay
& Lesbian Task Force; The University of Miami, Glassworks Multimedia; Romaldesign, Bresaro Suites,
The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald; KCC Productions, MiamiArtzine, The Deauville Hotel,
The Club Aqua Miami, among others.

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June 14, 2013 @ 8:30 pm
June 16, 2013 @ 11:00 pm


The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Rd 33139