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For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2012

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra

The Deering Estate at Cutler Presents the Theatre Lab in Partnership with the South Florida Theatre League

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
In partnership with the South Florida Theatre League, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents an Improvisational Class with Carlos Rivera as part of its Theatre Lab on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the Visitor Center Exhibit Room at the Deering Estate. The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The Improv Class is recommended for ages 18 and older and the cost is $12.

Learn the basics of improvisational acting in a small, relaxed improv class that will include classic theater warm-ups, exercises and games. Explore skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, teamwork, empathy and communication while having loads of fun and laughs. No prior experience is necessary. Workshop size is limited to provide each student more personal attention.

The instructor, Carlos Rivera, is a 13-year veteran of the South Florida improv scene and a Mainstage Cast Member at the Just The Funny Theater & Training Center. In addition to performing, Carlos also serves as an improv & sketch instructor and one of the managing directors. Carlos has received coaching from some of the countries top improvisors and has attended intensives & master workshops at major improv institutions including Second City in Chicago & the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in NYC.

The Theatre Lab at the Deering Estate at Cutler is a performance art series and residency opportunity developed in partnership with the South Florida Theatre League. The South Florida Theatre League is an alliance of theatrical organizations and professionals dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and advocating for the growth and prestige of the South Florida theatre industry.

Theater performances, workshops and lectures are offered throughout the year at the Deering Estate at Cutler. These diverse theatrical opportunities will attract new audiences to this art form, provide rare professional development opportunities for actors and writers, and test innovative approaches to theory and practice.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October - May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit


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