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Miami Activist Mermaid To Perform Environmental Theater On Local Beaches

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Nadege Green
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Elizabeth Doud rehearses her one-woman show Siren Jones, a story about an activist mermaid.

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.

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Elizabeth Doud works on a prop for her one-woman show, Siren Jones, the story of an activist mermaid.

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