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Brookdale by Lazaro Godoy

In 2012 while en route to Israel to dance with a renowned company, Cuban-born and Julliard trained, Lazaro Godoy, was detained in the airport. Once allowed to fly, a series of harrowing events ensued, and Godoy never made it to his destination. Rather, he found himself in Brookdale Mental Hospital for six days, unable to make contact with the outside world.

While there, he was held in a small room with nothing more than a mattress. His family and friends had no idea what had happened to him. He was eventually allowed to contact his mother and sister who came to New York, but were not able to see him.

In the end, he was released out of the back door of the institution, no paperwork, no record of the incident.

Brookdale is Godoy’s original dance piece about those six days.

Brookdale was produced by Godoy/Pradera productions through a grant from the Miami Theater Center’s Sandbox Series.

Aaron Glickman
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Aaron Glickman is a Miami native. After earning his degree in theatre from Florida State University, Aaron headed west to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for a decade. In 2006, he came home to launch Luxury Condo Living magazine – a print publication that covered the luxury condo lifestyle. As the impending real estate crash loomed, Aaron identified SocialMiami, a society blog with highly targeted following. After creating a business strategy designed to transform the platform into an online glossy magazine, Aaron became publisher, and the platform increased in revenue and site visitors by 10 times. He developed partnerships and marketing strategies with many of Miami’s most powerful brands, and created viral editorial strategies that highlighted the city’s greatest influencers. Additionally, Aaron became more involved with his community, sitting on committees and raising funds for Baptist Health, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Children’s Hospital, YoungArts and many more. Aaron is currently a board member of Miami Theater Center and in 2015 was honored as a Miracle Maker by the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. That same year, Aaron returned to the stage playing Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center. His new media venture, Current.Miami, is a video-based digital media platform with an emphasis on storytelling.

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