This Thursday: “One of the best MicroPlays I have seen!”

To Accept, Dial 5 Now is “one of the best MicroPlays I have seen!,” writes director and writer Ika Santamaria, known for Equal Strength (2011), Flea Market Finish Line (2012) and Barranquilleros, Herederos de una Tradición (2008). “Amazing actors,” confirmed writer Maureen Donnelly. “Totally awesome,” said Gabriela Gonzalez. This Thursday, it’s your last chance to see the play at the MicroTheater Miami, from 8 pm to 11 pm in the courtyard inside the Spanish Cultural Center located at 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132. In this eavesdropping snippet of a jailhouse call, Silas gages the status of his relationship with his girlfriend Jackie. To Accept, Dial 5 Now (written by M.J. Fievre and…

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Dial 5 NOW (because the reviews are in!)

To Accept, Dial 5 Now. In this eavesdropping snippet of a jailhouse call, Silas gages the status of his relationship with his girlfriend Jackie. To Accept, Dial 5 Now (written by M.J. Fievre and directed by Gladys Ramirez) is a story about violence, jealousy and control, the choices we make, and the limits of love. Actors include Chasity Hart as “Jackie” (left), Jovon SingaBoy Jacobs as “Silas” (top right), and Laura Pons as “Recording” (bottom right). “This cast is wonderfully capable of being brutally honest and vulnerable while embodying the complex characters M.J. has created,” says Gladys Ramirez in an interview on the Knight Arts website. “I’ve heard [MJ]’s play makes grown men well…

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This Thursday, Dial 5 at the Centro Cultural Español

“Oh, oh, O, Miami! I had a wonderful experience at Centro Cultural Español,” writes author Mahalia Solages. “Picture an open courtyard with little white lights swagging over lounge seating. A simple bar selling empanadas, pizza and beer from Spain, Estrella Galicia, while offering free sangria to those attending. Across from the lounge areas: a lineup of cargo containers decorated by some wizard wielding a spray paint can. Inside each container: a dozen or so little Ikea stools upon entry, and the back end–micro stages with simple props, 1-3 characters and 15 minute micro plays. My lovely friend, MJ Fievre wrote To Accept, Dial 5 Now.” In this eavesdropping snippet…

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Tomorrow: Plays on Verse

Tomorrow night, “Plays on Verse,” a partnership between O, Miami and MicroTheater Miami, will continue. 6 ORIGINAL PLAYS (including MJ’s To Accept, Dial 5 Now) 6 UNSCRIPTED PLAYS 15 MINUTES EACH 6 SHOWINGS PER NIGHT 15 AUDIENCE MEMBERS 7 SHIPPING CONTAINERS In Spanish AND English It’s the new and revolutionary way to experience theater: You choose how many plays you want to see and how much you want to spend! Only $5 Per Show and $4 for CCE Miami members. Micro Theater  Thursday, April 2 8pm – 11pm Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132 (map) (event link) Mention O, Miami and get a free glass of sangria! About TO ACCEPT, DIAL…

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Jovon Jacobs: To Accept, Dial 5 Now

Thanks to O, Miami, you get to see To Accept, Dial 5 Now, written by M.J. Fievre and directed by Gladys Ramirez. Every Thursday in April, MicroTheather Miami will present the one-act play from 8 pm to 11 pm (6 functions a day) in the courtyard inside the Spanish Cultural Center located at 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132. In this eavesdropping snippet of a jailhouse call, Silas gages the status of his relationship with his girlfriend Jackie. To Accept, Dial 5 Now is a story about violence, jealousy and control, the choices we make, and the limits of love. “The role of Silas is played by Jovon Jacobs”. The role of Silas…

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M.J. Fievre presents a play at O, Miami Theater

Every Thursday, for the entire month of April, MicroTheater Miami will present a play by M.J. Fievre, in the courtyard inside the Spanish Cultural Center located at 1490 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, Fl. 33132. So join O, Miami for the launch of a special month of MicroTheater Miami! You get to see M.J. Fievre’s “To Accept, Dial 5 Now” any given Thursday, April 1st to May 3rd, from 8 pm to 11 pm (6 functions a day). All MicroTheater plays on Wednesday and Thursdays are “Plays on Verse”: short theatrical works inspired by poetry and written by South Florida playwrights. “To Accept, Dial 5 Now” is directed by Gladys Ramirez. Gladys Ramirez…

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Stories for a Healthier World: You’ve Got This!

Edwidge Danticat, who has been honored with the MacArthur Genius Award and other awards for her writing and work on behalf of Haiti, once said, “We tell stories to live, to connect with one another and to build community.” In Haiti, storytelling is a vital educational tool. In the 1990’s, when I was growing up in Port-au-Prince, the voice of Monique “Fannie” Souvenir, and that of fellow actor “Ti Joe” were very familiar ones on radio waves. Kat, from Kreyolicious, points out that “the two [actors] had their own television show on Television National, in which they educated viewers on everything from drunk driving to reckless behavior.” I often think…

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Booyah! M.J. is going to Hollywood

Hum… not quite yet. But now that I can officially add scriptwriter to my resume, I feel electric and alive. (Scroll down for links to the films) Over the summer, I wrote two short movie scripts for the University of Miami, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health: Get Tested and Get Vaccinated. The films educate the Little Haiti community about cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine. In the United States, about 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Out of these 12,000 women, about 4,000 die from the disease. Women ages 18 to 64 have a 60% risk of getting cervical cancer. So, yeah, we needed…

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