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Out in The Tropics 2013

Out in the Tropics: a GLTBQ Contemporary Performing Arts Festival

June 13 - 16, 2013 - Miami Beach

Out in the Tropics, a GLTBQ Contemporary performing arts festival, brings a full range of award-winning, contemporary GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to Miami, June 13 - 16, 2013. Now presenting its Fourth Season, Out in the Tropics has a great line-up for 2013, including:

Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 pm at the Miami Beach LGBT Visitor’s Center, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Opening Kick Off Event -  FREE! 

Artists’ reception and bilingual panel discussion with OITT Festival artists Taylor Mac, Carmelita Tropicana, Nelda Castillo and Mariela Brito

Friday, June 14 at 8:30 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

“Cubalandia” by El Ciervo Encantado and “A 20th Century History of Popular Music Abridged” by Taylor Mac -

  • Direct from Cuba: El Ciervo Encantado presents “Cubalandia” a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba’s outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.  This performance will be immediately followed by:
  • From New York: the inimitable and wildly flamboyant Taylor Mac presents his latest work “A 20th Century History of Popular Music Abridged,” an incredible visual feast and concert consisting of one song from each decade of the 20th Century (plus two encores) presented as “a performance ritual to help the audience let go of the 20th century and move into the 21st.

Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

“Post-Plástica” by Carmelita Tropicana  and “Cubalandia” by El Ciervo Encantando –

  • From New York: the hilarious Cuban-American diva of queer comedy Carmelita Tropicana presents “Post Plastica” in collaboration with New York based, Cuban-American filmmaker Ela Troyano.  Part live performance, part video installation, Post Plastica offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep bees in a secret underground; and in which a half-woman, half-bear scientist has gained the upper hand… This performance will be immediately followed by:
  • Direct from Cuba: El Ciervo Encantado presents “Cubalandia” a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba’s outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.

Sunday, June 16th at 4:30 pm at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.

“Verde Verde” a film by Enrique Pineda Barnet.

The riveting, highly controversial Cuban film “Verde Verde,” directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet explores issues of gay male identity and homophobia in contemporary Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.  Miami-based actor Carlos Miguel Caballero one of the protagonists will be in attendance to introduce the film.

Sunday, June 16th at 8:00 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Well-Strung in Concert

The all-male gay singing string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more!

Venues and Tickets:

Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Tickets: (each night) are $30 and $25 for students/seniors and may be purchased at fundarte.us or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office at (305) 674-1040.

Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Tickets are $10 General Admission, $9 for Students and Seniors and $8 for MBC Members
Please contact MBC directly http://mbcinema.com/ or call (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

For additional information about the event or the festival, visit fundarte.us or call 305.316.6165

Other activities, such as free workshops, receptions, post-performance parties and other events will be happening during this weekend-long celebration of contemporary GLTBQ artists. For more information on Out in the Tropics, please email us at info@fundarte.us, on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/outinthetropics call us at 305.316.6165, or visit our website at www.fundarte.us

FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization, founded and directed by Ever Chavez, dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures.


Support for Out in the Tropics comes in part from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Arts Gala Program; the GLBT Community Project Funds at The Miami Foundation, in partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; The University of Miami, Glassworks Multimedia; Romaldesign, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald; KCC, Miamiartzine, The Deauville Hotel.

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– High-resolution images are available upon request –


– More about El Ciervo Encantado at TeatroCiervo.com
– More about Taylor Mac Performance at TaylorMac.net

–      More about Carmelita Tropicana CarmelitaTropicana.com

–      Verde Verde Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R_mae4B9iU

–      More about Well-Strung well-strung.com


Out in the Tropics Continues with Ancillary Events AFTER the Festival Dates:


“Xavier Dolan Then & Now” - June 28 at Miami Beach Cinematheque 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach:  Two LGBT-themed films by Canada’s internationally-acclaimed, groundbreaking Film Director Xavier Dolan, whose work explores not only controversial subject matters but also challenges the constructs of traditional cinema.

“I’m So Excited” the newest film by Pedro Almodóvar - July 12 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables:  When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. Don’t miss this hysterical, cynical, gay-themed romp from Spanish cinematic legend Pedro Almodóvar.