TESLA by SoBe Arts
Einstein was once asked how it felt to be the smartest man alive. Einstein’s reply was “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Nikola Tesla.”
SoBe Arts, one of Miami’s leading arts & performance institutions, presents the world premiere of TESLA at Colony Theatre on Miami Beach. As the brainchild of composer Kievman and playwright Thomas Babe, the multidisciplinary opera/music-theater interprets the exceptional life, explorations and brilliant inventions of Nikola Tesla.
With climate change being a strong topic across the world today, Tesla’s story is an important one to tell. It’s the journey of a man’s realization that his invention would negatively affect the planet and his subsequent determination, at all costs, to find an eco-friendly solution before his untimely and lonely death.
The story is told through music, electrifying scenic design, mapped digital projections, and poetic storytelling via an exquisitely crafted libretto. The production will employ 9 principal vocalists, a 6 member choral ensemble and a 25 piece chamber orchestra.
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.