Miami, Sept. 24, 2019 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus Performing Arts and Industries Department presents David Ives’ All in the Timing as part of its On Stage Series. This compilation of short plays runs from Thursday, Oct. 10 to Saturday, Oct. 19. Admission is free and open to the public. A $5 suggested donation is encouraged to support the department.
Directed by Micah M. Smyth, conducted by Dr. Leo Walz and performed by MDC Kendall Campus Theater students, All in the Timing is a collection of six one-act plays, mostly comedies, by American playwright David Ives, written between 1987 and 1993. The short plays while light and playful at times delve into the intricacies of personal relationships and the human condition, offering a fresh perspective on universal themes from first love to the meaning of life.
New to the Kendall Campus, Micah Smyth has worked in the performing arts from an early age. Having graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia, he began his career in Chicago training as a theatre technical specialist at Chicago Scenic Studios and Ravenswood Scenic. He has worked on and off stage with Collaboration Theatre Company as Artistic Associate and the Goodman Theatre Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
A well-known conductor and educator, Dr. Walz teaches music history and music theory at MDC Kendall Campus. He is the founder of The Alhambra Orchestra, Miami’s longest-lived and most active community orchestra, and works in various capacities with Miami Lyric Opera. Dr. Walz also frequently conducts in Eastern Europe and Central America. He holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Miami, and studied piano with Gordon DeBroder and Janet Landreth in his native Colorado.
About On Stage Series
Each season On Stage presents an exciting line-up featuring entertaining and culturally significant performances by accomplished artists and rising stars. On Stage encompasses each of the performing arts – from Jazz and Gospel music to classical and theatrical realism and experimental dance. Most performances are FREE and open to the public taking place at MDC Kendall Campus and include workshops, performances and conferences by MDC Music, Theater and Dance faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists.
About MDC Kendall Campus Performing Arts and Industries
At the Performing Arts and Industries Department, passion for expression takes center stage. Featuring a distinguished faculty comprised of highly-skilled artists and scholars, state-of-the-art facilities and performance opportunities, the department guides and develops the artistic, intellectual, and professional growth of its students. The Performing Arts and Industries program offers unparalleled experiences, connecting classroom activities with current discourses in cultural studies and the performing arts as well as intellectual enrichment through exposure to visiting artists, scholars and experts in each respective field.
WHAT: MDC Kendall Campus Presents David Ives’ All in the Timing
WHEN: October 10 – 12, 8 – 9:30 p.m.; October 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m.; October 17 – 19, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: MDC Kendall Campus, Martin and Pat Fine Theater, Building M, 11011 SW 104 Street, Miami
View a schedule of upcoming MDC On Stage events at http://www.mdc.edu/onstage. For more information, please contact Carolina Salazar, 305-237-2282, email@example.com. Images available upon request.