Your Home for Theater and Culture
Led by Miami native and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, Miami Theater Center creates and produces stimulating, inspiring, and thought-provoking productions for audiences of all ages and abilities. We are committed to offering our community high quality culture at an affordable price. At MTC, it is our goal to ensure that everyone who enters our venue or engages with our organization feels the warmth of our welcome and experiences the transformational power of live theater.
MTC’s initiatives include: MTCperformance – innovative new works, fresh interpretations of classics, and dynamic resident companies and visiting performers; MTCeducation – learning experiences for students, professionals, and the general public; and MTCfilm – a partnership with O Cinema that screens the best in independent cinema several nights a week.
Ever-committed to exploring the vanguard of transformational theater, we at MTC aspire to present a wide variety of captivating works to our audiences. We do this through MTCproductions, SandBox Series, the works of our Resident Companies, and MTCpresents.
Our creative team at MTC mounts provocative, exquisitely executed original works, and well-researched, innovative adaptations on the MainStage of our beautiful theater.
Just next door to our MainStage discover our SandBox, a black-box theater that is home to our cutting-edge SandBox Series. Here, artists create, rehearse, and perform new work. Thanks to the generous support of a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we’re thrilled to offer artists the opportunity to present their work here. If you would like to apply for our 2016-17 SandBox Series, applications can now be downloaded by clicking on our Call to Artists button on the menu bar.
As we expand and grow, MTC will be host and home to some of the most talented, extraordinary theatrical artists and companies. We’re excited to open our doors to Resident Companies who share our passion for exceptional theater.
Mad Cat Theatre Company’s mission is to provide theatre that provokes its audience to reimagine its surrounding world. Mad Cat Theatre Company is committed to deconstructing itself and its environment through original works, adaptations, multi-media, live music, dance, puppetry, and poetry.
Whenever we encounter innovative, exceptional works that demand to be seen and shared, we will host them on our stages as MTCpresents. We look forward to sharing our discoveries with you.
Learn more about our MTCproductions, SandBox Series, Resident Companies, and MTCpresents wherever you see this icon.
From classes, to camps, to our inclusive community engagement, this icon marks MTC’s educational initiatives.
This icon leads you to our independent film screenings, made possible by our partnership with O Cinema.
Founder and Artistic Director
“At this point, founding MTC is — to me — my most important credit.”
Stephanie – born in Miami and educated at Brown and Columbia – brought her talents home in 2004, when she returned to Miami after 14 years studying, acting, and directing in New York and Boston. She came home to found Miami Theater Center (formerly The PlayGround Theatre) and immediately began building a reputation for writing and producing powerful new plays, and staging irreverent and provocative adaptations of classic works.
Whether it’s an actor she’s been hoping to work with, a specific text she’s been hungry to interpret, or a topic of human interest she wants to explore and bring to light, Stephanie is never short of sources of inspiration for the work she presents at MTC. She brought the world’s first known heroine to life when she co-wrote and directed Inanna and the Huluppu Tree; she created a stir and received rave reviews for her shared adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters (Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Creative Staging and Production); and she’s excited to explore the common human experience of loneliness, desire and loss of self in this season’s presentations of Hedda Gabler and The Seven Year Itch.
Stephanie’s thrilled to have you become a part of the MTC family, and hopes to meet you out front after the final curtain sometime soon.
More on Stephanie: Miami Theater Center (2005-present): Co-Writer/Director for Everybody Drinks the Same Water, The Red Thread, and Inanna and the Huluppu Tree; Adapter/Director for The Love of Three Oranges; Co-Adapter/Director for The Seven Year Itch, Hedda Gabler, Three Sisters (Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Creative Staging and Production), and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and Director for A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, by Gabriel García Márquez, adapted by Nilo Cruz. Assistant Director, off-Broadway: The It Girl (The York Theatre); Hard Feelings (Women’s Theatre Project); and Creation of the World and Other Business (Stari Repertory Theatre). Director, New York City: The Seven Year Itch, Abingdon Square, and Twelfth Night (Columbia University); Taylor Mac’s Okay (Spring Theatreworks); and scripts by emerging writers at Fordham University. Education: BA in Theatre Arts, Brown University; MFA in Theatre Directing, Columbia University.
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