JUNE 01, 2016

Miami Theater Center Presents BrookDale

Injustice. Entrapment. Intolerance. Watch as an innocent man’s journey home spirals out of control and into a struggle to regain his sanity.




An Innocent Man’s Journey Home Spirals Out of Control and Reality in this Solo Performance at MTC’s SandBox Theater, June 10-25th 


Miami, FL (May 26, 2016) – SandBox Series artist, dancer and choreographer Lazaro Godoy directs and stars in BrookDale, a SandBox Series production presented at Miami Theater Center (MTC)’s SandBox Theater, June 10th through 25th.

BrookDale is the most recent solo project of Lazaro Godoy where an innocent man’s journey home spirals out of control and into a struggle to regain his sanity. Surrealism, imagination, and illusion are interwoven through live performance and video in this tragically beautiful tale of misinterpretation and creative confinement. The 45-minute tale is driven by witty, humorous and revealing body imagery depicting the despair of a man left alone captive in the darkest of the rooms while sustaining naiveté.

BrookDale is open to the general public and tickets are $25 each. Performances will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. between June 10th and 25th.

BrookDale is directed, choreographed and performed by Cuban-raised, New World School of the Arts graduate Lazaro Godoy. Godoy trained at the prestigious arts academy, The National Arts School in Cuba, followed by New World School of the Arts in Miami, and the Juilliard School in New York City. Before entering Juilliard School on scholarship, Godoy received the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) YoungArts first place award as a young performer. He danced extensively through Europe and Israel from 2000 to 2013, performing works by Hans van Manen, Nils Christie, Jiri Kylian, David Parsons, Stijn Cellis, Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollac Dance Company, among many others. He choreographed original works for the Bern Ballet Company and was empowering socially conscious projects using movement with neglected Sudanese homeless refugees in Tel Aviv, Israel. ​At the end of​  2013, Lazaro Godoy and Carlota Pradera began their collaboration which has become GodoyPradera Projects & Programs, an independent platform for research and international exchange to provoke creation. GodoyPradera Projects & Programs​’ collaborative seed was Bare Bones, presented at MTC​’s​ SandB​ox in 2014. Bare Bones was also performed at Movement Research at the Judson Church as part of their ​March 2015 program, in New York City.

Godoy directed and created ​Harmonicum Accordion | Act l (Here & Now 2015 commission, Miami Light Project), and Medaka, a solo commissioned by Tigertail Productions for the WATER Festival (Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box, April 2016). Godoy most recently coached movement for actors in The Two-Character Play directed by Stephanie Ansin at MTC in April 2016.​

 Production team includes: Michael Yawney (Dramaturge), Jordan Vera (Light Designer), Omar Roque and Alec Kreisberg (Composers and Musicians), Luis Eligio D. Omni (Documenter and Director’s Assistant), Aaron Glickman (Documenter), Gila Cohen (Puppeteer Artist), Julio Almaguer (Puppeteer Restorer and Scenography Assistant), Sangode Lowe (Stage Manager), Juan María Seller (Rehearsal Assistant), and Carlota Pradera (Technical Assistant). Virtual performers include Esperanza Camacho (mother), Anay Castro (sister), Sangode Lowe (TSA agent), Juan María Seller (priest), and Katie Wiegman (flight attendant).

Performances will take place at MTC’s SandBox Theater located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mtcmiami.org, or by calling 305.751.9550. Group, student, and senior ticket prices are available.

About Miami Theater Center:

Led by our Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, the team at Miami Theater Center produces thought-provoking contemporary works and newly imagined adaptations of classics that bring the transformational power of theater to audiences of all ages and abilities. Programs include: MTCperformance – original theater, fresh adaptations, and innovative new works; MTCeducation – learning opportunities for students, professionals, and the general public; and MTCfilm – a partnership with O Cinema that screens the best in independent cinema at MTC several nights a week. To learn more, visit www.mtcmiami.org.