Many New World School of the Arts graduates have become a vital part of South Florida’s theater scene, so the solo shows of 14 graduating college seniors offer a chance to catch potential stars as they’re just starting out. Four programs of One-Person Shows will present the work of the actor-playwrights, the first two Dec. 17-18, the others Jan. 7-8.
On Program A, Anissa Comonte performs When Sparks Fly, Carl Alvarez plays a love guru in Lovestruck, and Melissa Bibliowicz will play a genie in My Little Lamp. In Program B, Michelle Noguera imagines herself a Hitchcock heroine in Born To be Blonde, Carlos Hincapie does his marriage play, Hey, Mr. Sam, Alexis Konig is Jacques Brel in Jacques, and Brianna Gagné performs her missionary play, Sis, Amiss. Program A has performances at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 and 8 p.m. Dec. 18; Program B, at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 5 p.m. Dec. 18.
On Program C, Daniel Llaca plays a conflicted interrogator in Make Yourself at Home, Thiana Berrick ponders an acne remedy in Skin Deep, and Domenic Servidio finds his inner cowboy in The Good, the Bad and the Yoohoo. On Program D, Natalie McPherson goes into wedding panic in Dateless, Christian Ortega ponders choice in One Man, Two Dreams, Nick Valdes performs Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, and Lisa Pertierra presents Him. Program C will be performed at 5 p.m. Jan. 7, 8 p.m. Jan. 8; Program D, at 8 p.m. Jan. 7, 5 p.m. Jan. 8.
Admission to all the programs is free. The shows, developed under the direction of faculty member David Kwiat, will be performed in the Louise O. Gerrits Theater at the New World School of the Arts, 25 NE Second St., Miami. For information, call 305-237-35341 or visit nwsa.mdc.edu.