Develop and produce new work predominantly in the short play and short musical genre, and longer works that have impact for our company & our community;


Leverage our theatrical and artistic expertise with innovative programming that raises our company's artistic goals, engages a diversity of people, and provides artistic & audience education opportunities in our community;


Provide leadership in the continued development of South Florida; and


Provide thought leadership through arts & artists partnerships to the wider theatrical industry.




Launched in 1996, City Theatre is known as one of Florida’s most distinctive theater companies, and Miami’s 4th oldest.

We know of no other theater organization in the U.S. that serves the public with our unique blend of programs. Our commitment to the short play form reflects that the short play is to the theater what the short story is to literature.

We began with Summer Shorts, a festival of short plays by renowned and emerging playwrights, during which an ensemble of actors performs in 10 innovative plays of varying durations and styles.

Since then, we've built an unparalleled roster of programs:


Summer Shorts

Winter Shorts

City Shorts

She Shorts 

City Reads - Virtual Readings


Short Cuts Educational Tour

National Award for Short Playwriting