Last month I had the pleasure of speaking with Carson Kievman of SoBe Arts. He and playwright Thomas Babe created the production that will open September 28th at the Colony Theatre of Miami Beach called Tesla. Kievman took a few minutes out of a schedule that cries for every second of attention, therefore I appreciate the opportunity to speak with him about his “labor of love”. The story is about the life and experiences of inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla. Kievman explained that he was drawn to the story of Tesla over 30 years ago. Nikola Tesla was a gifted inventor that realized a responsibility toward the environment, to the ire of many corporate investors who basically wanted him to continue with promised inventions.
Kievman feels that the story of Tesla will be of great interest to today’s audience. The show itself had incorporated much of what Tesla envisioned many years ago - electrifying scenic design, mapped digital projections and more. These features will make the production something that will interest both young and old.