Virtual presentation of “In the Red and Brown Water” by NWSA alumnus and Academy Award-winning playwright, Tarell A. McCraney

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New World School of the Arts presents the award-winning play In the Red and Brown Water, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (NWSA 1999 alumnus) who won an Academy Award for the 2016 film Moonlight. Directed by NWSA theater faculty member James Randolph the play will be presented online as a one-time virtual Premiere, performed by eleven juniors and seniors enrolled in the NWSA college theater program.

This play is highly theatrical,” said director Randolph. “It is poetic in nature and celebrates the Yoruba tradition. The challenge will be to deliver the play in this modality (online) while staying true to the playwright's intent. This is a completely different experience for the actors, director and design team. Instead of thinking outside the box, all involved must think of the best way to deliver this text and story inside collective boxes.”

In the Red and Brown Water Premiere:
Friday, April 24; 7 PM
One day Virtual Premiere: Broadway On Demand
Premiere is Free and open to the public following the link
Information: 305-237-3541

Arts al fresco, a strolling experience brings the arts outdoors for an exciting evening

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Miami -- New World School of the Arts presents its new arts showcase, Arts al fresco, a strolling experience. This event allows guests to leisurely stroll through dedicated art spaces, carefully staged at MDC Wolfson Campus, allowing them to enjoy the arts outdoors and at their own pace, right here in downtown Miami, in a safe and intimate setting. Guests will have the unique opportunity to meet South Florida’s emerging dancers, choreographers, actors, playwrights, musicians, singers, visual artists, painters and sculptors – all while witnessing their creativity come alive.

The showcase, lasting two hours, will be comprised of a visual arts exhibition and numerous dance, music, and theater performances offered in a loop several times each, in specific locations throughout MDC Wolfson Campus. Arts al fresco performances are short and best enjoyed standing up. Some seats will be available and are subject to first come, first served or as needed. MDC Covid-19 Phase 2 protocol will be observed.

25 NE 2 Street, downtown Miami, FL 33132

The award-winning musical PIPPIN to be presented live by NWSA college music theater students

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Pippin press release photo.

The New World School of the Arts college music theater students take to the stage outdoors with the award-winning musical PIPPIN, music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. This concert, performed by 19 NWSA junior and senior college music theater students is directed by faculty member James Randolph with music direction by faculty member, Jeff Hess.

PIPPIN live performance:
Friday, March 5 at 7 PM
North Beach Bandshell. 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141
Free and open to the public
Capacity is limited and admission is subject to first come, first served
Covid-19 CDC guidelines will be observed at the venue

PIPPIN will also be streamed on ShowTx4U for a limited time:
Livestream dates will be announced soon at

The NWSA visual arts division presents “Artists, Scholars, & Curators: A Lecture Series”

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New World School of the Arts press release.

Miami – The New World School of the Arts (NWSA) Visual Arts Division will offer students and faculty the opportunity to participate in a new virtual workshop entitled “Artists, Scholars, & Curators: A Lecture Series.” This series of lectures will focus on contemporary artmaking and research practices, expose students to new pedagogical practices and reflect on the current world in which visual artists are anchoring their artistic practice. The lectures will include a Q&A session giving attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters and delve into the subject matter.

“Although we often think of the artists working in their studios on their own, art doesn’t happen in a bubble,” explained O. Gustavo Plascencia, Dean of Visual Arts at NWSA. “This lecture series will focus on contemporary art making, research practices, curatorial practices, and how they intersect with each other. This series will have a great impact on our students understanding and awareness of the contemporary art world”

NWSA’s Cohesion Exhibition creative addresses COVID-19

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Minto Strousse 2020 press release photo.MIAMI-- New World School of the Arts presents five student artists in Cohesion, an exhibition curated by Lance Minto-Strouse, a current student at the New World School of the Arts visual arts college program. The show focuses on bringing together and uniting South Florida art practitioners making artwork in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cohesion runs through February 27; 9 AM-5 PM at New World Gallery. 25 NE 2 Street, Miami. Free and open to the public, guests visiting the show will need to follow the established MDC protocols for Phase 2 of the Pandemic recovery plan.

“Through this exhibition NWSA student artists explore ways to creatively cope with and survive the pandemic while speaking of the things that have helped them through it - whether it has been self-exploration, experimentation, mediation, storytelling, community, isolation or spirituality,” said Lance Minto-Strouse.

NWSA music events attract audiences from around the globe

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Presenting the 7th annual ViolaFest Miami and 2nd Cello Lab at New World School of the Arts, the school’s Music Division, located in downtown Miami, reaches existing and new audiences from around the globe, interested in these stringed instruments. The NWSA faculty hosts, Richard Fleischman (viola) and Dr. Bryan Hayslett (cello) will both lead the events.

“The Music Division at New World School of the Arts remains committed to artistic excellence and education. These two stringed events demonstrate our stellar faculty’s commitment to our students and our community,” said Dr. Daniel Andai, Dean of Music at New World School of the Arts. “I’m pleased that our reach is expanding to a global level with these types of events, already accepting applications from nearly 10 countries between the two events. This response to our programming is a testament to the hard work of the faculty and support from our institutional partners.”

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