Popular One-Person Shows explore the good, the naughty and the whacky.

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College theater student Vivian Rubio in the monologue titled Cleansing the SoulFifteen graduating seniors from New World School of the Arts’ college theater program present One-Person Shows as their B.F.A. Senior Project. Writing, acting and producing their own 20-30 minute piece requires “verve and an abundance of creativity and self-reliance” stated David Kwiat, coordinator of the project at NWSA.

December 19 and December 20/ 2013:
Program A: 5:00 pm, Thursday  |  8:00 pm, Friday
Program B: 8:00 pm, Thursday  |  5:00 pm, Friday
January 9 and January 10/ 2014:
Program C: 5:00 pm, Thursday  |  8:00 pm, Friday
Program D: 8:00 pm, Thursday  |  5:00 pm, Friday

All four programs will be presented at the Louise O. Gerrits Theater at New World School of the Arts. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th floor, downtown Miami, FL 33132. All performances are free and open to the public.

About the One-Person Shows:
Shannon Gilroy: Miss Lizzie: Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.
Alfie Ramirez: Americá: Richie is an American in every sense of the word. America would beg to differ.
Kristian Lugo: Blame Society: What would happen if you were stuck in your own head and didn't know if you had a way out? Anxiety has now taken over Max. Can he fight his fears or stay stuck in limbo? ...Thanks Society.
Laura Di Lorenzo: On the Verge of Extinction: Helena is caught between sticking to her principles and giving into temptation. Is this good girl ready to get naughty?
Krystal Valdes: Ladies are Never Fools: Imagine what your life would be like if you married one of the most famous writers in history during the’ Roaring Twenties.’ Wealth, parties, liquor, and sin: Welcome to the life of Zelda.
Connie Fernandez: G-Day: Graduation: A celebration of accomplishments and movement forward in life. If only Mallory could see it that way. Come see if Mallory will ever make that final step towards adulthood or if she'll stay in her room and let life pass her by.
Joe Ferrarelli: The Steven Spielberg Guide on How to Win a Girl: Ryan is in love with Penny, the girl who lives in the apartment above him -- and Ryan thinks he knows just how to do it.
Idalmy Carcache: The Keep Box: tells the story of Melanie, a teenage girl trying to move on from her father's death. While in the strenuous process of moving out to go to college, she reminisces and reflects on her experiences with her father while wondering if she will ever be able to truly let go.
Freddy Valle: Big Brother: A New World Order -- John Smith has uncovered the man behind the curtain and has taken it upon himself to enlighten the world of the impending doom. Will he be able to overcome this threat, or will Big Brother consume him? Careful, they're always watching.
Tatyana Carlo: Through THICK and Thin: Fatima is meeting Alejandro for their first time. Will he like her for who she is or will he run away?
Chasity Hart: Perfect Fit: Skyy has been given the opportunity of a lifetime, but her Lupus has another thing in mind. Will she let Lupus win or be brave and go for it?
Michelle Brino: Bedroom, Bathroom & Beyond: Celine has finally found the perfect apartment. There's only one problem, it comes with "guests."
Michael Napoles: tick TALK: An intimate look at the relationship between space and time.
Vivian Rubio: Cleansing the Soul: A cleaning lady just arrived for her last judgment after death. Will she now be able to clean her soul to get to heaven?
Marie Becnel: Day Three: Serenity Sadie's talk show emphasizes sharing positive energy and love to your Earth brothers and sisters surrounding you. But, what happens when Sadie realizes she has nothing left to give?
For the past twenty-four years David Kwiat has been the coordinator of the One Festival.  He is a professor in the Theater Division at NWSA and has performed with numerous local and national theater companies as well as having performed his own one-person show; John Barrymore: Confessions of an Actor in London, the Edinburgh International Festival and well as throughout the United States.  He also received the Carbonell Award for “Best Actor” as well as “Best Supporting Actor.”
For more information about the theatre program at NWSA visit http://nwsa.mdc.edu or call 305-237-3541.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.