Miami New Times Interview with Moira Finucane

Meet Moira Finucane, one of this year's Climakaze Miami artists:  "Finucane wasn’t always an avant-garde performer. Growing up, she was fascinated by the natural world and pored over fairy tales and the stories of saints. She studied environmental science, worked first in environmental law, then later in human rights in international gender and development."

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HowlRound Series Hits the Nail on the Climate Head

Check out the latest post from Chantal Bilodeau's Theatre in the Age of Climate Change ant HowlRound, which keeps hitting the nail on the head.   "With the looming eradication of climate science data from US government websites and the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump has indicated in no uncertain terms that the health of the planet and its inhabitants are of no concern to him. As theatre artists, how do we respond? Writer and director Katie Pearl discusses how theatre, climate, and politics are inevitably linked, and asks whether artists should bring more of their artistry into citizenry." —Chantal Bilodeau

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Climakaze 2017



MAY 5, 6 & 7, 2017

Now in our 3rd year, Climakaze Miami stands strong with artists and climate-concerned colleagues to bring oxygen to our local conversations around regional sustaninability 

FUNDarte in collaboration with the Miami Dade County Auditorium presents Climakaze Miami 2017 and will host three days of thought provoking climate arts activities from May 5th to the 7th. Climakaze Miami features The Rapture by Australia’s renownedMoira Finucane on Friday, May 5th / 8:30 p.m.; a music concert by Miami’s own Haitian-American Inez Barlatier with Jan Sebon as special guest on Saturday, May 6th / 8:30 p.m.; and anEco-Theater Labs by New York’s Superhero Clubhouse on Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7th / 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135).

 Join us for the U.S. premiere of The Rapture by Moira Finucane (Melbourne, Australia).  One of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, Finucane creates a transcendent emporium of Gothic dreams, birds of prey, soaring wings, rock'n'roll angels, apocalyptic fairy tales, soul-searing music and physical madness in this new work.  Hailed as ‘volcanic’ ‘exquisite' 'mesmerizing' by audiences & critics across 5 continents, this work comes from the creator of the world’s most awarded Provocative Variety. The Rapture is art vs. extinction.

Inez Barlatier in Concert (Miami, USA), a Miami-grown songstress, will share original music from her new solo project , “Claim Your Fame”.  Originally a founding member of Kazoots, and long-time member of Jan Sebon & Kazak International, Barlatier has performed extensively as a singer-songwriter, folkloric dancer, actress & hand drum percussionist.  She has defined a powerful Roots sound that reflects her Haitian heritage and infuses African, Brazilian, and Caribbean influences in a strong contemporary flow, giving voice to a wholly unique representation of tropical folk.  Special guest appearance by artist Jan Sebon.

Barlatier’s concert is part of FUNDarte’s From the Barrio to the Mainstage commissioning project funded by the Knight Foundation’s Miami Arts Challenge.

In partnership with Siren Arts, Climakaze is sponsoring two interactive Eco-theater Labs by Superhero Clubhouse, along with local scientists, artists and climate-concerned citizens. Climakaze Miami sees theater as an essential tool for evolving our consciousness in the face of global environmental crises.  The labs happen in a generative atmosphere that engages the hopeful imagination and places the body in action.  Artists are welcome, but you don't have to be an artist to participate!  All labs are free of charge.

This year, we are highlighting gorgeous, wild and profound female voices from Haiti and Australia in a unique event that, and offers live performances and community engagement through eco-arts labs that allow participants to experience theater making through a climate lens. 

2017 promises to be the hottest year on record, and FUNDarte believes culture’s role in progressive climate action is inevitable, and can be networked more deeply to expand partnerships and engage citizenry in meaningful ways.To address this issue, we founded Climakaze Miami to honor artists and thinkers making work at the intersection of culture and climate.  Our performances and activities surprise, inspire and engage!

What: Climakaze Miami 2017 featuring Inez Barlatier, Moira Finucane and Superhero Clubhouse
When: May 5, 6 & 7, 2017

Friday, May 5th / 8:30 p.m. - The Rapture by Moira Finucane

Saturday, May 6th / 8:30 p.m. – Inez Barlatier in Concert

Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7th / 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eco-Theater Labs
Where: Mid-Stage at Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)
General Admission: $25 Adults| $40 Weekend Pass | $20 Seniors and Students with ID (Limited). A limited number of $5 performance tickets will be available for students ages 13-22 through:  Eco-Theater Labs are free of charge.
Tickets: Ticketmaster at; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More Information: (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789


Eco-Theater Labs are free of charge.  Space limited and participants must register at  For more information on location, registration and workshop, call 305.519.6877.


  • Friday, May 5th / 8:30 p.m. - The Rapture by Moira Finucane
  • Saturday, May 6th / 8:30 p.m. – Inez Barlatier in Concert
  • Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7th / 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eco-Theater Labs

For a full event schedule and artist bios, go to:

FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures, with a special emphasis on artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. Climakaze Miami is a forward thinking initiative of FUNDarte, which tackles climate denial using live performance and interactive learning. 

Support for Climakaze Miami comes in part from the Miami Dade County Auditorium, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Knight Foundation, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council; Culture Shock Miami, University of the Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Joseph Carter Memorial Fund, Cuban Theater Digital Archive Glassworks Multimedia, Generacion Asere, Romaldesign, The Miami Herald, and WDNA.

The Eco-Theater Labs are being produced by Siren Arts partnership with Florida International University’s (FIU) Eco-Humanities project at the Department of History and the Green School of International and Public Affairs, and in co-production with Climakaze Miami and FUNDarte, Inc.

Press Contact: Esther de la Rosa | | +1 (305) 984-6650 |

For additional information, visit  | 786. 348. 0789 or | 305.519.6877

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