Deborah Magdalena

Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.


This is much needed!

During these uncertain times, we are needing the arts and artists more than ever. Please share this information with any and all of the…


Thank You Laura

We would like to give one of our SSF Alumnae 2012 @LauraDRivas from the @geishas DJ crew a huge Thank you! THANK YOU FOR…


A Note From The Arsht

Effective immediately, performances and events at the Arsht Center are suspended through April 5, 2020. We will attempt to reschedule as many performances as…



As we prepare ourselves for our 2020 production of Spoken Soul Festival, we came across this short but powerful post on the  Milwaukee Independent. We not…


Look What She Did

TAKEN FROM WOMENARTS DEC NEWSLETTER WomenArts Executive Director Martha Richards is featured in a new video by Look What She Did, a non-profit organization which is…