10950 SW 211 Street
Miami, FL 33189
Performing at New Theatre at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center (Mar 22 - Apr 14)
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Bird in the Hand
by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas
In this wry comedic play, an adolescent Felix recalls working summers at his father’s tropical-bird theme park in Miami, where imported flamingos serve as a metaphor for his feelings of entrapment, estrangement and disconnection. Through movement, video and sound, the birds played by actors help Felix reconstruct foggy and embellished memories of his past.
A NYT Critics Pick
“Mr. Cortiñas’s subtropical bildungsroman is perceptive and original, no small feat for this ancient and angsty genre.” —The New York Times
“A sad, funny comedy… A delightful piece. The dialogue is fresh…” —The New Yorker
“A very entertaining evening.” —Nytheater.com
New Theatre is a multi-cultural theatre which produces a season comprised of the classics and new works. These works speak to and about our diverse contemporary audience. New Theatre has been stimulating, provoking, challenging and entertaining audiences since 1986.
Entering our 27th Anniversary Season, our theatre has flourished under the energetic Artistic Direction
of Ricky J. Martinez and Managing Director, Eileen Suarez refining its focus on works which speak of
social/religious/humanistic interests, relevant issues of discrimination based on race, gender and
sexual orientation, the immigrant's plight, the role of youth in our community, and for stories from
the heart and for the soul which celebrate the mosaic that makes up our South Florida community.
We embrace the voices of early and mid-career playwrights. Many talented artists would not have a
forum for their work without our unflagging commitment to "new voices-new work." We have
commissioned and/or produced over fifty world premieres including Nilo Cruz's 2003 Pulitzer Prize
and Steinberg award-winning play Anna in the Tropics, Steinberg and Osborn award nominated Just A
Kiss by Catherine Bush, recently published works such as Clarence Darrow's Last Trial by Shirley Lauro,
Elaine Romero's Barrio Hollywood, and David Caudle's Sunken Living Room.
Our theatre has been home to several World Premieres of local professional playwrights Michael
McKeever, Susan Westfall, Dr. Richard Janaro, Alfred Allan Lewis, Lauren Feldman, and David Caudle
which later exhibit nationally and internationally. For the past twenty years, New Theatre has housed,
in its modest hundred-seat theatre, over fifty world premieres, and as many Florida premieres before moving to its current home at The
Roxy Performing Arts Center in December 2011.
Our artists have received many honors and awards, including the Key to the City of Coral Gables,
Carbonell awards and nominations from the South Florida Theater Critics Association, Best of Miami
awards in Miami New Times and SunPost, Best of the Year listings in The Miami Herald and The Sun
Sentinel, South Florida Theatre League Silver Palm Awards and 2008 South Florida Theatre Festival
Audience Favorite for Miami-Dade County and others to boot!
Our company has been the recipient of funding from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural
Affairs, the City of Coral Gables, The Division of Cultural Affairs of the State of Florida, and The
National Endowment for the Arts. New Theatre is a proud member of The Greater Miami Convention
and Visitors Bureau, Theatre Communications Group, The Theatre League of South Florida, The
National New Play Network (NNPN) and the Dade Cultural Alliance.