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Arts Education Matters! Miami New Drama is committed to youth in our communities and using theater as a tool for transformative educational artistic experiences for all.

We started our education programs with a student matinee of our multilingual version of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town serving about 400 students from the community. This launched a movement and we are now consistently serving thousands of students annually.

Each Season We Offer:

  • Student Matinees at the Colony Theatre

An invite for schools to come see morning performances from our own MiND season of shows, including a talk-back! All programming, buses, and tickets are provided free-of-charge to students and schools. Learn more.

  • Educational Touring Productions

We modernize and adapt classics, as well as aim to uplift authors and pieces that propose new perspectives on the existing curriculum. The tour also includes educational materials and talk backs, allowing students to engage further with the productions and discuss the show’s themes. Learn more.

  • STEAM Classes at Local High Schools

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics applied to the Arts and incorporated into theater design. Taught by professional industry designers and technicians. Learn more.

  • In-School Residencies

A program focused on theater performance and creation, while nourishing the interests and needs of the students. The culmination of this collaboration ends with a final performance of a piece of their own. Learn more.

  • Theater Intensives

Summer programs for ages 7-18 specializing from performance to design – all aspects of becoming a well-rounded artist! These are held during Summer, Winter, and Spring breaks, following the Miami-Dade County Public School calendar.

– Summer Theater Intensive – Learn more.

– Winter Theater Intensive – Learn more.

– Spring Theater Intensive – Learn more.

  • Community Engagement Events

From one-day workshops to discounted performances, we make sure to provide at least 10 different educational opportunities for the community every season. Most recently, we held an Education Night for our production of Papá Cuatro, in which we invited students and teachers, provided them a special price, gave them a tour of the Colony, and held a meet & greet with the cast and crew.

  • MasterMiND Virtual Series

A virtual series covering writing, acting, directing, and many other aspects of theater with our wide network of artists. Launched in an effort to create new avenues of learning, creation, and discovery. This series is no longer running. Recordings of previous classes can be found here.

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