Miami New Drama is a Miami Beach Cultural Anchor with a mission of developing diverse, relevant new plays and musicals in conversation with the community. Since 2016, Miami New Drama has successfully activated the Colony Theatre where they perform diverse, groundbreaking work. the Colony Theatre limits their ability to expand educational programming. The Collins Park Cultural Center at the Collins Park Garage would serve as the educational hub, allowing for the consistent programming of workshops for adults and youth, camps for young actors and theatre for young audiences.
Approximately 24 months
List of Capital Improvements
- Miami New Drama Black Box Studio Theater
200 seat flexible theater space. Programming to include: world class theater in an intimate setting, Spanish language programming, theater for young audiences, film screenings, special events, cultural partner and community programming
- Community Education and Rehearsal Space
Outward facing to the street so pedestrians can see into the theatre. Home for Miami New Drama classes, workshops, educational programming and camps. Ongoing community activities including Monday Night Seniors Dance. Event space for Miami New Drama and other community organizations, combinable with the Studio Theater.
- Costume Design Studio
A space that would serve as a tailor and fitting studio for Miami New Drama productions, as well as hosting skill building education through craft and sewing. Creating Miami Beach jobs and artist residencies in textiles arts that can be featured in the lobby gallery.
- The Living Room
A cultural lounge open all day, to include rotating art installations from partner non-profits featuring early- mid career undiscovered artists. A coffee bar and a book shop curated by Books & Books.
- Collins Park Café
A dynamic and instantly welcoming neighborhood café serving sustainably sourced coffee, affordable world-class cuisine and featuring a carefully curated roster of cutting-edge live music. This is a non- profit/private partnership between an experienced restaurateur and Miami New Drama.
- Office Space
Will serve as the Miami New Drama headquarters.