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A lineup of four ten-minute plays for young audiences

On tour at Miami-Dade County Middle Schools

from November 2022 – May 2023


*Excluding Teacher Planning days, Legal Holidays, and Recess Days


Made for Middle School audiences, the popular SHORT CUTS Tour features a cast of professional actors performing four new 10-minute plays! These age and theme-appropriate short plays are written by local playwrights who reflect our community. This fast-paced and entertaining program empowers young audiences, ages 10-14, to deal with relatable issues impacting them today. The SHORT CUTS live, in-school show is often the first time students experience live theater!

The SHORT CUTS Tour is presented for FREE at Miami-Dade County Public Schools! The run time is approximately 40 minutes. Along with the live performance, this program includes a study guide with additional information and resources to accompany the show.

Teachers and administrators are encouraged to schedule a 10–15-minute talkback between students and City Theatre artists after the show. These conversations explore themes and topics presented in the works, as well as provide students the opportunity to discuss dramatic literature and careers in the arts.


To schedule SHORT CUTS at a Miami-Dade County Public School, please fill out this form:

For more information, please contact us at (305) 755-9401 or



For the first time, City Theatre presents

SHORT CUTS at Pinecrest Gardens!

Brought to you by the producers of the SUMMER SHORTS Festival,

this hour-long show features four family-friendly new plays

by South Florida playwrights!

Kick off the fun at 6 pm! Enjoy pre-show entertainment and refreshments available for purchase at the concession stand.

At 7 pm, SHORT CUTS will be live onstage at the Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl! This fast-paced program of 4 short plays is geared toward kids ages 10-14 and their families.

After the show, the audience is invited to ask questions and have a conversation with City Theatre artists about the shows, themes raised in the plays, and life as a theater professional. Run-time: 60 minutes.

Tickets are on sale now!


Thank you to our generous SHORT CUTS Partners!

The Middle School Tour is presented in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

SHORT CUTS at Pinecrest Gardens is presented in partnership with Pinecrest Gardens.

The Short Cuts program is made possible with the generous support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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