Theatre & Literary Arts at The Deering Estate

Playwright Development Program

The Playwright Development Program, by the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the South Florida Theatre League, is designed to provide intensive support for developing new work from Miami-Dade County’s growing and diverse community of playwrights. The Deering Estate hosts master playwrights and selected artists at weekend workshops throughout the two-year program cycle.

The works are shared seasonally with the public at specially-scheduled events. Last season’s production of Estate, featured a site-specific performance at the Deering Estate that was collaboratively written by Miami playwrights. It took audiences from an ordinary wedding into an extraordinary journey through time, space, and culture, as they followed a Bootlegger, a Bride, and an Indigenous Guide, among others, through the lush landscape of a Florida estate.