Miami Motel Stories | North Beach
Presented by Perrier®

An immersive real-time Theatre experience telling the
history of North Beach through the eyes of those who
lived, worked and played

WHAT: Miami Motel Stories: North Beach, produced by
Juggerknot Theatre company, in partnership with Ocean
Terrace Holdings, and presented by Perrier®

Written by Juan C. Sanchez
Directed by Ana Margineanu and Tai Thompson

WHEN: February 8-29
Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 & 9:30pm

WHERE: Broadmoor Hotel, 7450 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach,
FL 33141

There are four storylines: Pink, Blue, Orange and Yellow keys.

FREE Parking after 6:30pm at the following locations: all along
Ocean Terrace and Collins Avenue, in the lot next to the Hotel off
75th Street, and across from the North Beach Bandshell.


Juggerknot Theatre Company, the creators of Miami Motel Stories
are back!  The team will take up residence for the month of
February at the Broadmoor Hotel on Ocean Terrace to tell the
history of North Beach through the eyes of its residents. In
partnership with Ocean Terrace Holdings, Miami Motel Stories
is proud to announce their presenting partner - the iconic water
brand Perrier®.

Through an immersive theatrical experience, Miami Motel Stories will share personal stories of the people who lived, worked, and made
significant contributions to North Beach– and her ever-changing landscape. Resident playwright Juan C. Sanchez works alongside
community partners HistoryMiami and community players to tell the authentic story of Miami’s neighborhoods- past, present, and future.

“North Beach is a unique place where history and nostalgia are woven into the fabric that makes up its present day — and looming future.
Each neighborhood and area conjures up a specific time in the history and evolution of the area,” said Juan C. Sanchez. “As a playwright,
my goal is to give voice and tell the stories of the people who lived or worked there. My research has led me to meeting and speaking with
a wide variety of people who left their mark on the 24 blocks that make up the neighborhood: domestic workers, squatters, snow birds,
observant Jews, the Mob, the very wealthy of Normandy Isle, Biscayne Point and La Gorce and the community’s newest residents
seeking refuge from violence in their home country.”

Unlocking these stories, directed by NYC-based immersive theatre directors
Tai Thompson and Ana Margineanu, will be four keys Blue, Orange, Pink and
Yellow. Each key will uncover the several layers and changes in the
neighborhood touching upon her many incarnations.

From the lively and wild 1920s of Prohibition and the Mob scene that has been an ever-present stay, to the 1950s when North Beach
attracted and welcomed middle-class Americas, to the boundary-breaking eras of the 1960s, 70s and 80s complete with segregation
and integration, to the 1990s when Argentines, fleeing economic upheaval in their country, immigrated to Miami converting blocks of
North Beach into Little Buenos Aires, living along-side the glamor and violence that accompanied the Versace murder, to squatters taking
root in abandoned buildings.

“Ocean Terrace Holdings is committed to preserving the heritage that existed in the 1950’s and 60’s along upper Collins Avenue and
Ocean Terrace, and is looking to the past to inspire our future redevelopment plans for the block,” said Sandor Scher of Ocean Terrace
Holdings. “Miami Motel Stories: North Beach is the perfect opportunity to share our neighborhood’s story and provide the community a
venue to engage in this unique immersive theatrical experience, while underscoring our commitment to promoting the arts.”

Awarded a Knight Arts Challenge grant, Juggerknot Theatre Company has created real-time immersive theatre experiences set in site-
specific locations that tell the stories of Miami’s developing neighborhoods. In 2017, Juggerknot Theatre launched its first edition of
Miami Motel Stories in Little Havana at the historic Tower Hotel, followed in December 2018 by a sold-out run on Biscayne Boulevard at
the Gold Dust Motel by Selina and another two-week sold-out performances in Spring 2019 at Wynwood Yard.

"The Juggerknot team is honored to have Miami Motel Stories written by Juan C. Sanchez recognized by the Carbonell committee.
Through our work with immersive theatre we hope to better connect our communities while highlighting Miami's rich multicultural
landscape. This experience has been pure magic and we can't thank Miami enough for allow us to tell her story,” said Juggerknot Theatre
Company executive director Tanya Bravo.

Presenting Sponsor: Perrier®
Sponsors: Ketel One, Café La Llave and The City of Miami Beach
Community Partners: Ambiente Magazine, Salvation Army, Dragonfly Boutique, Don Bailey, ACE Hardware and The Welcome Channel

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