Miami Activist Mermaid To Perform Environmental Theater On Local Beaches
This is a story about a mermaid.
A vigilante-environmentalist mermaid, and she can't stay quiet any longer. She needs people to stop polluting South Florida’s waters.
“She’s the daughter of the goddess of the sea known as Yemaya in Cuba and the Caribbean,” says Elizabeth Doud.
In her one-woman show, Doud transforms into Siren Jones, the mermaid.
Siren Jones got fired from her job at Disney World, struggles with finding a good man and is fed up with the plastics that keep finding their way into the ocean.
The piece is part dance and part monologue with some singing.
Doud says this her way of furthering the conversation around climate change and water pollution in South Florida through art while also exposing a broader audience to theater.
Siren Jones will be on various local beaches this weekend and she has questions.
“Some of the questions she has are: What is our next move?” Doud says. “What feels urgent enough to take action when we talk about dealing with the magnitude of environmental collapse?”
The performances are free and last about 45-minutes -- weather permitting.
If You Go:
Friday, August 28
36th Street and Miami Beach (East of the Dunes)
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, August 29 -
Legion Park, 6447 NE Seventh Avenue
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, August 30
78th Street and Miami Beach (East of the Dunes)
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information visit sirenjones.com