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2003 Stories by Mia Leonin

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  • Mixed Movement

    published December 4, 2003

    Out of the cage came Eve, escaping, escaping. She was clothed in her skin like the sun and her ankles were not for... More >>

  • Something Queer in the Florida Straits

    published November 27, 2003

    The beginning of Bill Yule and Barry Ball's The Boys of Mariel is evocative. Pedro (played by Ricky J. Martinez), a dancer who's... More >>

  • Top of the World

    published November 27, 2003

    Two years ago when vocalist Lila Downs performed for 430 people at ArtSouth Sanctuary in Homestead, who could have guessed that she'd soon be... More >>

  • The Infinite Uterus

    published October 30, 2003

    The Design District's striking yet desolate Buena Vista building is the perfect site for Cuban director and playwright Victor Varela's first... More >>

  • Show Some Love

    published October 30, 2003

    When it comes to defining love (romantic, brotherly, erotic, platonic), no one has come up with a term to describe the complex emotions that arise... More >>

  • The Song is You

    published October 23, 2003

    While instruments may vary from culture to culture, the human voice is music's common denominator. It's the only instrument that we carry within... More >>

  • Staging La Lupe

    published October 2, 2003

    One-woman shows that resurrect the spirits of female icons like Janice Joplin and Billie Holiday rely on the communal memory of the public and the... More >>

  • Existential Kitty

    published July 24, 2003

    An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. -- Henry Miller At first glance it would be easy to think the most recent production... More >>

  • Ninety Miles and Counting

    published July 24, 2003

    "I went out to protest the traitors to the Revolution. Little did I know I was about to become one of them." Juan Carlos Zaldivar's words... More >>

  • What's Love Got to Do with It?

    published July 17, 2003

    Bar trivia: What Miami watering hole boasts a bed center stage instead of a band? Forget the prissy canopies of South Beach. We're talking stained... More >>

  • Moving On

    published July 3, 2003

    It's fitting that the final play of Teatro Abanico's 2002-2003 season is about endings. El Celador del Desierto (The Guardian of the... More >>

  • Wings of Desire

    published June 26, 2003

    A regular feature of the International Hispanic Theatre Festival, which is now in its eighteenth year, Miami-Dade Community College's... More >>

  • Imagine Nations

    published June 5, 2003

    Just think: the country's largest Hispanic theater festival existing in a state that cuts major funding for the arts in one fell swoop. Seven... More >>

  • Our Town?

    published May 15, 2003

    A spotlight shines on the darkened stage alternately illuminating five characters: Arlin Jasper, Dodie and Ed MacDonald, Tom Hawkins, and Denny... More >>

  • Dramatic Descarga

    published May 8, 2003

    Actor, writer, and director Larry Villanueva calls his play Allá Afuera Hay Fresco "una descarga." The term... More >>

  • New Oyster Cult

    published May 1, 2003

    "What's the best performance you've seen in the last five years?" asked Michelle Heffner Hayes of her creative colleagues at a national conference... More >>

  • Cole Porter En Pointe

    published April 17, 2003

    There's never been a shortage of Cole Porter (1891-1964) tunes on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional shows around the country, but... More >>

  • Teatro Bicultural

    published April 3, 2003

    Lili Renteria believes the stage doesn't exist just to present theater. The stage exists to present possibilities. Hence the choice of an elegant... More >>

  • Luna Stage

    published March 13, 2003

    Could Dylan Thomas, boisterous Welsh poet and advocate of public readings, have predicted today's open-mike nights? Siamese twins reciting rhymed... More >>

  • Modern Movement

    published February 27, 2003

    With a dance department that offers training in forms as diverse as tap and vodou, one can expect a performance titled FIU Dance: Celebrates... More >>

  • Latin Quarter

    published January 9, 2003

    Although a Spanish-language version of playwright Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Waiting for Godot helped inaugurate Little Havana's new... More >>

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