Carmelita Tropicana & Ela Troyano: “Post-Plastica Miami 2013” – Colony Theater – Miami Beach – Saturday, June 15th & much more …

FUNDarte presents Post-Plastica Miami 2013, by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano
Saturday, June 15th, Colony Theater, Miami Beach

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written by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano
Directed by Ela Troyano

Part live performance, part film, part diva, part botox, Post Plastica a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep secret bees underground; and in which a half-woman half-bear scientist battles the despotic ruling CEO.

Tickets are $30 and $25 for students/seniors and may be purchased at fundarte.us or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office (305) 674-1040.
Festival Pass $60.

Out in the Tropics: a LGBTQ Contemporary Performing Arts Festival
June 13 – 16, 2013 – Miami Beach
 

Out in the Tropics, a LGBTQ Contemporary performing arts festival, brings a full range of award-winning, contemporary LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to Miami, June 13 – 16, 2013. Now presenting its Fourth Season, Out in the Tropics has a great line-up for 2013, including:
 
Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 pm at the Miami Beach LGBT Visitor’s Center, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Opening Kick Off Event –  FREE! 
Artists’ reception and bilingual panel discussion with OITT Festival artists Taylor Mac, Carmelita Tropicana, Nelda Castillo and Mariela Brito
 
 
Friday, June 14 at 8:30 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
“Cubalandia” by El Ciervo Encantado and “The 20th Century Show” by Taylor Mac  

·      Direct from Cuba: El Ciervo Encantado presents “Cubalandia” a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba’s outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.
Capitalist Republic of the CUC 
Socialist Republic of the Cuban Peso
IN A FORTIFIED CITY UNDER SIEGE THE DOUBLE CURRENCY IS TREASON 
CDR # 666, Lázaro de Loyola
Synopsis:
As a result of the reorganization of the Cuban economy,  a new character bursts into the national scene: the entrepreneur. She’s optimistic and funny!
Yara La China (Chinese Yara) has three licences and all the necessary protection: a photo of Fidel and Raul, and an Indian who can counteract witchery and spells. Yara offers excursion packages payable in the two  existing Cuban currencies, and gives advise  on strategies to recover what has been spent. To travel with her to Varadero, Viñales, Trinidad or Santiago de Cuba is always an investment. Her offer is unique, a bargain. To illustrate her itineraries she’s chosen a fragmented map of the island: Her business is the country itself, and her potential clients are the Cuban pedestrians themselves; an incisive and ironic joke, showing a reality where to take any action is  impossible  for the large majority, who are victims of the dual currency and the meagre salaries.
Cubalandia is a stark, unadorned but hilarious look at today’s Cuba.

Sinopsis:
Resultado del proceso de reordenamiento actual de la economía cubana irrumpe, de manera esperanzadora y festiva,  en el ámbito nacional, el personaje de la cuentapropista.
Yara La China tiene tres licencias y todos los amparos: una foto de Fidel y Raúl y un indio pa’ los malos ojos. Yara oferta excursiones en las dos monedas circulantes en Cuba y, en cada propuesta, alerta sobre las estrategias de recuperación de lo gastado. Viajar con ella a Varadero, Viñales, Trinidad o Santiago de Cuba es siempre una inversión. La suya es una oferta redonda, única, una ganga. Para ilustrar sus itinerarios escoge un mapa
fragmentado de la Isla: su negocio es el país mismo y sus clientes potenciales son los propios cubanos de a pie, lo cual constituye un punzante juego irónico con una realidad donde la posibilidad de vacacionar es un imposible para la gran mayoría victima de la dualidad monetaria y magros salarios.
Cubalandia propone una mirada descarnada y sin afeites por el camino del choteo a la Cuba de hoy.
Su creación abre un grupo de interrogantes sobre el sujeto y su relación con el medio. La actriz camina por el filo de una navaja. Vender un país es, sin duda, un acto desesperado de supervivencia
 
This performance will be immediately followed by Taylor Mac…
 
“The 20th Century Show,” by Taylor Mac – Friday, June 14th at The Colony Theater, Miami Beach
 
 
 
·      From New York: the inimitable and wildly flamboyant Taylor Mac presents his latest work “The 20th Century Show,” an incredible visual feast and concert consisting of one song from each decade of the 20th Century (plus two encores) presented as “a performance ritual to help the audience let go of the 20th century and move into the 21st.
Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, and sometime director and producer.  TimeOut New York has called him, “One of the most exciting theater artists of our time” and American Theater Magazine says, “Mac is one of this country’s most heroic and disarmingly funny playwrights.”
Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
“Cubalandia” by El Ciervo Encantando and “Post-Plástica Miami 2013” by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano
 
 
 
·      Direct from Cuba: El Ciervo Encantado presents “Cubalandia” a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba’s outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles. This performance will be immediately followed by:
 
 
·      From New York: the hilarious Cuban-American diva of queer comedy Carmelita Tropicana presents “Post Plastica Miami 2013” in collaboration with New York based filmmaker Ela Troyano.  Part live performance, part video installation, “Post Plastica Miami 2013” offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep bees in a secret underground; and in which a half-woman, half-bear scientist has gained the upper hand…
  
Sunday, June 16th at 4:30 pm at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.
“Verde Verde” a film by Enrique Pineda Barnet.
 
·      The riveting, highly controversial 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 protagonists, will be in attendance to introduce the film.
Sunday, June 16th at 8:00 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Well-Strung in Concert

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