MTCperformance

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 SandBox Series, the works of our Resident Companies, and MTC presents.

SandBox Series

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. The SandBox Series provides an essential role in the development of artists in our community-a space in which to create, explore and learn. Thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, we’re thrilled to offer artists the opportunity to present their work here.

Resident Companies

MTC is 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

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.

MTCpresents

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.

MTC Staff

Founding Director

STEPHANIE ANSIN

Yolima De Avila

General Manager

Yolima manages all of MTC’s theater rental events. She began her career at MTC in 2007, and is our General Manager. Prior to her career at MTC, she worked as Office Manager of the Broward County... Yolima manages all of MTC’s theater rental events. She began her career at MTC in 2007, and is our General Manager. Prior to her career at MTC, she worked as Office Manager of the Broward County Public Schools and also spent four years as the Admissions Coordinator at the Hillel Community Jewish School. She received her BS in Education from Florida International University. Read More

Idalmis “Dallie” Leyva

Finance & Office Manager

Dallie brings more than 15 years’ experience to MTC as an Accounting and Human Resources professional. Prior to her role at MTC, she worked at U.S. Cardiovascular, LLC and Millennium Management.... Dallie brings more than 15 years’ experience to MTC as an Accounting and Human Resources professional. Prior to her role at MTC, she worked at U.S. Cardiovascular, LLC and Millennium Management. She holds a BS in Political Science with a Minor in Finance from Florida International University and an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Boston University Read More

Art Garcia

Technical Director

Art is our Technical Director and is a graduate of Angelo State University. He has worked in South Florida as a crew member, actor, and stage manager, as well as a Teaching Artist and Camp Director... Art is our Technical Director and is a graduate of Angelo State University. He has worked in South Florida as a crew member, actor, and stage manager, as well as a Teaching Artist and Camp Director for Miami Theater Center.   As a transplant from Texas he is very proud to have found a home in the south florida theater community, and looks forward to the continuing growth and evolution of the performing arts in our beautiful city. Read More

Victoria Row Traster

Education Director

Victoria Row-Traster, as Education Director, Victoria builds partnerships with schools and community organizations, programs live performance and film and facilitates the training of the ensemble of... Victoria Row-Traster, as Education Director, Victoria builds partnerships with schools and community organizations, programs live performance and film and facilitates the training of the ensemble of professional Teaching Artists to deliver high-quality education programs supporting the work at the MTC. Prior to this, Victoria worked for 4 seasons at the Royal National Theatre, London, member of the Primary and Early Years Program developing and delivering arts curriculum that aims to introduce students to theatre through top-quality productions. Victoria also worked for five seasons at The New Victory Theater, New York, as Curriculum and Publications Manager, leading the development and creation of the New Vic School Tool™ resource guides. Victoria also held the role as adjunct professor at CUNY teaching MA Education candidates how to integrate arts into their curriculum. Her teaching experience ranges from early years through to university level, and her focus as a teaching artist is mainly on assisting schools and teachers to bridge the gap between the academic aspects of a piece of theatre and art form it is exploring. Victoria received a Master’s Degree in Educational Theatre from New York University and a Post Graduate Certification in Education, Drama and English from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. Read More

Terrence Brunn

Program Coordinator

A native of St. Thomas, USVI, Terrence Brunn is an arts administrator and designer with a degree in business management from the University of Miami. Terrence is the program coordinator for Miami... A native of St. Thomas, USVI, Terrence Brunn is an arts administrator and designer with a degree in business management from the University of Miami. Terrence is the program coordinator for Miami Theater Center, facilitating artistic and education programs for young people. Prior to MTC, Terrence worked with Miami Light Project, a not-for-profit organization that presents live performances by celebrated dance, music, visual and theater artists. Terrence currently resides in Miami and enjoys traveling when not working Read More

Partnerships

Giselle Kovac

PRESIDENT

Visual Artist
Miami Shores, FL

Stephanie Ansin

TREASURER

Artistic Director
Miami Theater Center
Coral Gables, FL

Aaron Glickman

SECRETARY

Media Producer
Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Juan Luis Betancourt

 

Humantelligence, Inc
Miami Beach, FL

David Coviello

 

Shutts & Bowen LLP
Biscayne Park, FL

Olga Melin

 

Arts Advocate
Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Kevin Miller

 

Wells Fargo
Miami Shores, FL

Mary Newman

 

Ex-Officio:
Shores Performing Arts Theater Society
Miami Shores, FL

Toby Ansin

 

Special Advisor
Founder of Miami City Ballet
Coral Gables, FL

Lilia Garcia

 

Arts Advocate
Miami, FL

Rhoda Levitt

 

Former Chairman,
Florida Arts Council
Coconut Grove, FL

Anne Bogart

 

SITI Company
New York, NY

Richard Carter

 

Consultant
Miami Shores, FL

Charles Cinnamon

 

Charles Cinnamon
Public Relations
Coconut Grove, FL

Nilo Cruz

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning
Playwright
Miami, FL & New York, NY

Elysze Held

 

Style Out of the City
Key Biscayne, FL

Larissa Kokernot

 

Chalk Repertory Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

Robert Leider

 

WSVN Channel 7
Miami, FL

Robin Reiter

 

Reiter & Associates, LLC.
Miami, FL

Terry Schechter

 

Arts Advocate
Miami Beach, FL

Nora Weinreich

 

Arts Advocate
Miami, FL