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Cultural Arts Partnership at the Sandrell Rivers Theater


Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater presents Cultural Arts Partnership (CAP). CAP seeks to form unique, program-driven partnerships with emerging and established cultural organizations or artists dedicated to the creation and presentation of innovative, thought-provoking, diverse, and/or new artistic work (theatre, dance, music, art, multidisciplinary).

​Selected Projects:
  1. Homegrown by City Theatre.  December 10, 2022.

  2. Casa de Muñecas 2...el regreso de Nora by Juan Montero & Raúl Cruz.  Jan 11 - 22, 2022.

  3. Quiet Bossa Nova by Brazilian Voices. March 11, 2023.

  4. Casandra International Women's Theater Festival by TBA. Mar 16 - Apr 10, 2023.

  5. Pioneer Winter Collective.  Mar 31- Apr 1, 2023.

CAP Program:

Fantasy Theatre Factory (FTF) at the Sandrell Rivers Theater (SRT) invites artists, cultural managers, directors, producers, and theater companies, to present performing arts projects (theater, dance, music, mime, puppetry, circus, performance, etc.) to be part of our season of the arts at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.​​​​

  1. Support the creation and presentation of high-quality artistic work by emerging and established arts organizations through presenting program partnerships;

  2. Increased activation of the Sandrell Rivers Theater’s performance spaces.

  3. Increase community access to great arts & cultural experiences.

Who may apply:
  • Professional arts organizations or individuals.

How Programs will be Selected/Evaluation Criteria:
  • The program demonstrates artistic excellence & cultural relevance.

  • Cast and production team members demonstrate a record of a 1-year minimum of professional relevant arts experience.

  • All projects must be flexible to the technical and logistical conditions of the Sandrell Rivers Theater.

  • Priority consideration will be given to world-premiere projects and/or those projects demonstrating high levels of artistic excellence.

Terms of Program Partnership:
  • Box Office Control:

    • FTF will be the sole vendor of tickets. Tickets will be sold via FTF’s online, phone, and in-person box office.

    • All events will be ticketed, even those that are free.

  • Box Office Distribution:

    • Producing Company: 70% of Net Box Office Receipts.

    • FTF: 30% of Net Box Office Receipts or a minimum amount of $600 per performance (whichever is greater) for the Black Box Theater or $300 for the Dance Rehearsal Studio. Other rooms are subject to different costs.

  • Ticket price:

    • ​Each producing company will set the ticket values for each production. I.e., General Admission, Student, Military, Groups, comps, etc.

    • FTF charges a $2.00 facility fee per ticket for all tickets sold.

  • Space:

    • The following space is available for performances:

      • ​The Black Box Theater: 

        • Maximum seating of 200, typical seating of 174 in proscenium configuration. Seating for configurations other than proscenium may be discussed with FTF staff for exact seat counts.

        • The Black Box Theater is offered in a standard Proscenium configuration. Any request to change configuration must be made clear in the applicant’s request and will be subject to additional fees for staff labor to reconfigure the space (a minimum of $600 fee).

      • Dance Rehearsal Studio:​

        • Maximum seating of 80, typical seating of 60 in the round configuration. Seating for configurations other than round may be discussed with FTF staff for exact seat counts.

        • The Dance Rehearsal Studio is offered at a fee of $300.

      • Other spaces are available upon request.​

    • ​Cast will have full use of the dressing rooms and green room during the performance(s). If necessary, one Dressing Room may be used as storage for props, costumes, and small set pieces – subject to advance approval of management.

    • All set pieces/scenery should be mobile to allow the production of other events and shows in the event of a multi-day engagement. Some projects may share the same time frame but perform on different days and times.

    • All productions must move into the theater substantially complete – there is no drilling or stapling to the floor allowed, and no painting allowed (aside from minor touchups).

    • Load-out must be completed on the last day of the program activity (unless agreed to otherwise in writing with management).

  • Program Time Requirements:

    • ​The rates for this program are predicated on a 4-hour program day. These 4 hours must be consecutive and may occur any day of the week from the hours of 7 AM – 12 AM. Utilizing this 4-hour formula, a typical performance day is shown below:

      • House set up. (1hr 30 min)

      • Show. (2 hrs.)

      • Closing of the house. (30 min)

    • ​A fee of $150 will be charged for each extra hour of the production or part thereof exceeding 4 hours.

    • The 4-hour time frame is a minimum, for productions utilizing less than 4 hours, the same costs will apply.

  • Rehearsals:

    • ​The producing company is responsible for conducting rehearsals off-site. Producing companies are welcome to discuss the possibility of on-site rehearsals with FTF management – these rehearsals would be subject to additional fees.

    • Production may load into the venue 1-2 days before the first performance, according to the availability of the theater and in previous coordination with the FTF staff.

    • FTF will assist the producing company with a Technical Director during the tech rehearsal process, load-in, performance time frame, and load-out.

  • Staff:

    • ​FTF will provide the following staff for the performances:

      • ​1.    Box Office Associate, House Manager, Technical Director, Security Guard, Custodian.

    • ​The producing company will hire all the backstage crew.

  • Marketing:

    • The producing company must send 2 pictures/images in high resolution no less than 45 days before the first performance to design the ticketing portal image, social media content, and online presence.

    • The producing company must send an event flyer to be approved by FTF 15 days before sales are open to the general public.

    • The producing company must use the Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, Miami Dade County, and the State of Florida logos for all marketing materials.

    • All events will be marketed as “presented in partnership with Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.”

  • Cancellation:

    • Before the first performance: The producing company must notify FTF no later than 30 days before the first rehearsal at the SRT.

    • During and after the 1st performance: $600.00 per performance must be covered by the producing company if they decide to cancel the project during the first day(s) of production.

    • If the producing company fails to notify FTF about the cancellation of the project, the producing company will not be allowed to apply again for this program for the next 5 years.

  • Liability Insurance:​

    • ​The producing company will provide FTF a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming FTF and Miami-Dade County as additionally insured; if the producing company is unable to furnish this certificate it must notify FTF of this at the time of application for consideration of a case-by-case waiver.

Selection Committee:
  • The committee will consist of FTF’s Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, and Theater Manager. They may choose some, all, or none of the applicants received for this program at their sole discretion.

Documents and information to submit:
  • Name of the project.

  • Artistic Discipline.

  • Producer or representative information.

  • Cast & artistic team, if available.

  • Duration of the performance.

  • Ticket prices.

  • Preferred dates of performance and alternate acceptable dates if available.

  • Synopsis of the proposed program (900 characters maximum.)

  • Program Detail Narrative, including clearly marked sections on:

    • Artistic Approach (1500 characters maximum);

    • Key Staff/Artists Biographies (1800 characters maximum);

    • Program Timeline (3000 characters maximum);

    • Detailed Program Narrative (9000 characters maximum);

    • Marketing Plan (3000 characters maximum);

    • Target Audience (900 characters maximum);

    • Technical Specifications for Program (3000 characters maximum).

    • (Optional) Clearly Labeled Attachments. All attachments must be in PDF, JPG, MP4, or MOV format. Do not exceed 10 Attachments in total. Include items such as:

      • Scripts;

      • Photos of the program;

      • Videos;

      • Resumes;

      • Marketing materials;

      • Examples of past work;

      • Published reviews.

  • Consultation deadline: Ongoing.

  • Reception of proposals: Ongoing.

  • Invitation to participate: Ongoing.

  • Deadlines:

    • Submissions are reviewed 4 times each year. Applicants can submit for any of the following periods at any time of the year:

      • 1st Quarter:

        • Deadline to Apply: June 30th.

        • Panel Meeting: July 1st - 7th.​

        • Priority Programs: October - December.

      • 2nd Quarter:

        • Deadline to Apply: September 30th.

        • Panel Meeting: October 1st - 7th.​

        • Priority Programs: January -March.

      • 3rd Quarter:

        • Deadline to Apply: December 31st.

        • Panel Meeting: January 1st - 7th.​

        • Priority Programs: April - June.

      • 4th Quarter:

        • Deadline to Apply: March 31st.

        • Panel Meeting: April 1st - 7th.​

        • Priority Programs: July - September.

About the submission:
  • Go to to submit your play online.

  • Fantasy Theatre Factory is located at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL – 33127. For more information about Fantasy Theatre Factory, please visit

Grant Opportunities:
  • We encourage applicants to check out the following grant funding resources:

    • Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs:

      • Grant opportunities for artists and organizations.​

    • Funding Arts Network​ (FAN)

    • Knight Foundation

    • Miami Foundation


For any questions about the CAP@SRT Program, please contact:

Rommel Arellan-Marinas, Associate Artistic Director.

Phone number: 305-284-8800 ext. 467


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