SHORT CUTS TOUR
ISince 1998, The Short Cuts Tour has been presented free of charge in Miami-Dade County Public Schools with original, short 10-minute plays about issues central to the lives of young people ages 11 - 14.
Study guides, from an interactive link programmed on our website, and lively post-show discussions allow for direct engagement with the cast and director regarding the subject matters covered in the plays.
We commission plays from young playwrights whose diversity is reflective of the student audiences, who themselves are wholly representation of our community's various cultures and ethnicities.
They are often from South Florida, or are professionals elsewhere with roots in the community. Their work is created to appeal to the contemporary tribulations of adolescence, and most importantly, reflect its diversity by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender.
This approach results in tailor-made, multi-lingual plays with characters that mirror the cultures and experiences of the audience.
The Tour has previously reached 30,000 - 40,000 students in more than 40 venues in all nine of the Miami-Dade County Public School System's districts. This is further evidence of our self-identity as a nimble company, one that eschews a single, permanent location for the more complicated option of presenting in venues from North Miami to Homestead.
Short Cuts is frequently the first live theater experience for most of our young audiences.
In response to the ongoing pandemic, we are converting Short Cuts for the upcoming school year to a virtual streaming format, which we anticipate will great expand the program's reach.
City Theatre's Shorts Cuts Tour 2020 is made possible with the 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
City Theatre’s Short Cuts Tour 2020 is funded by The Children’s Trust..
The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.
Sponsored in part by the
State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and Miami-Dade County Public Schools
MAJOR COROPORATE SPONSOR
Stearns Weaver Miller
Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson