Since its first production “Between Two Worlds” in 2021, Brévo Theatre has made an impression on South Florida’s theater scene. Its first fully booked season offers numerous interesting productions.
The season kicks off with “T.M. Pride's: Emancipation Blues” written, directed, and choreographed by Brévo co-founder Terrence “TM" Pride at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center on Feb. 11. “Emancipation Blues” is a ballet that celebrates blues music and the trials and triumphs of America’s journey to freedom. Sounds of jazz underscore the African American pursuit of liberty and justice, from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. Featuring West African, modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop movements, dancers will traverse through historical moments in history with poetic narration.
“Tales In Living Color” directed by Lowell Williams at the OurFund Foundation Hall as part of its “Freshly Rooted” series, for World Theatre Day, March 27, is slated to amplify the voices of new and seasoned LGBTQ playwrights and actors in the community by highlighting new works in workshop productions.
“From Us With Love” at Green Art Gallery at Green Library FIU on May 2, combines the lost art of letter writing with community engagement in a visual and emotionally conscious display of love letters.
A workshop production of "Me & My Miami" written by Patdro Harris will be held on May 18 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. In this play, Rosa, Fuquan, and Thomas speak their truth from their perspective, about family and Miami. All the families learn something about themselves and the importance of their words.
“Intimate,” written, directed, and choreographed by Terrence “TM" Pride will be performed at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center on June 7 as part of the company’s "Dans Le Avant-Garde" series, featuring choreopoems about male vulnerability and intimacy, which explores the complexities of male emotional, mental, and physical capacities through three states of being. Men embody Fatherhood, Manhood, and Brotherhood, challenging societal norms of how men are supposed to appear.
“Dissonance” written by Marci J. Duncan and Kerri Sandell and directed by Dr. James Webb will be performed from June 14-16 at Arts Garage in Delray and Broward College. “Dissonance” asks the question, can a Black woman and a White woman have an honest, civil, and candid conversation about race? Can a friendship survive the brutal honesty of differing experiences? Angela and Lauren have been friends for more than 20 years. They met in graduate school, became godmothers to each other’s children, and are now starting a new business. As they open their coffee café in a historic Black neighborhood in Pensacola, Florida, they uncover deeply held perceptions that threaten to dismantle their friendship. Dissonance is a heart-warming conversation that explores the national hurt following George Floyd’s murder and how it impacts both Black and white American women.
“Young, Gifted & Brave – Theatre for Youth” at Broward College on July 26-27 brings together a diverse multicultural cast of performers, the majority of whom are currently in high school or recently graduated, displaying their talents after completing Brévo Theatre’s summer program dedicated to cultivating young professional artists.
“Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes, from Dec. 5-8, directed and choreographed by Terrence “TM" Pride, at Miami’s Sandrell Rivers Theater, is an African American telling of the nativity story, based on the son-play written by Langston Hughes. The show recreates the journey of Mary and Joseph, resplendent in African costumes, to Bethlehem, accompanied by a rousing repertoire of spirituals. The combined African American viewpoint and gospel music make “Black Nativity” a truly unique and entertaining theatrical experience.
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