Site Specific Performance Series

Design District presents an evening in three acts

Miami Design District’s much beloved performance series Site Specific marks its return on September 20th with three exciting acts. Watch the attached video to meet the performers and scroll down for the complete program. Site Specific is free and open to the public.


Rebel Yell

Performance time: 8:00 p.m.
The Moore Building
191 NE 40th Street

An interactive, site specific performance piece that is as much a comment on the construction of performance art as it is a shout against the deplorable treatment of migrant workers constructing Qatar’s World Cup stadium.

Created by: Paul Tei, Jessica Farr, Steph Taylor, Carey Hart & Elayne Bryan and directed by Paul Tei Mad Cat Theatre Company’s mission is to provide theatre that provokes its audience to reimagine its surrounding world. To promote debate by creating work that illuminates the darker regions of our mental and emotional landscapes.
Mad Cat Theatre Company is committed to deconstructing itself and its environment through original works, adaptations, multi-media, live music, dance, puppetry and poetry. For more information and upcoming performances visit

Pictured: Rear: Elayne Bryan, Jessica Farr, Carey Hart & Steph Taylor; Front: Paul Tei

Peter and the Starcatcher

Performance time: 8:30 p.m.
The Garden Building
175 NE 40th Street, 2nd Floor
(private entrance off NE 41st street)

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Presented in partnership with UM Department of Theatre Arts.

Winner of five Tony Awards, Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative play with music based on the best-selling novel by Miami native Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. In this high-flying adventure, twelve actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters – plus most of the scenery and furniture –
in an exhilarating journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story proves that one’s own imagination is the most captivating place in the world!

After the performance catch the entire show Peter & the Starcatcher October 9 – October 26 at Adrienne Arsht Center Carnival Studio Theater.

Pictured: Arsht Center’s program director Ed Limia and marketing director Tyrone N. Manning


Performance time: 9:00 p.m.
The Garden Building
175 NE 40th Street, Rooftop
(private entrance off NE 41st street)

A hidden gem that is underground by design in the heart of the Bird Road Art District, Speakfridays is freedom, creativity, love, inclusion and expression. Speakfridays is a place where artists and lovers of art congregate to inspire and be inspired, to share ideas and opinions, to commune. Their mission – to promote understanding, tolerance and expression through arts and communication. Creator Robert Lee takes great pride in the project for being what he describes as “Miami’s most diverse open mic”.

Speakfridays began eight years ago when Lee stumbled upon the world of spoken word poetry by accident (if there is such a thing). The experience made quite an impact. “The room was filled with such emotion and honesty,” he said, “which poured just as much from the audience as it did from the stage. And that’s when it hit me – in a world filled with pretentiousness and overinflated egos, this is exactly what we need to balance things out.”

After the night’s performance visit Speakfridays every Friday at 9 P.M. at the Inner Look located at 4925 SW 74 Ct Miami 33155.

Pictured: Speakfridays creator Robert Lee

Photography by Manny Hernandez

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