The Basement Project

Follow the stairs to a creative realm below where actors and audiences weave a theater of invention and surprise. A fantastic mirror of the world above, The Basement Project challenges perceptions, reimagines the ordinary and investigates reality. It is everyone's act on mankind's subterranean and bewitching stage.

We produce scripts, classical and contemporary, that are accessible and relevant for young and old, for regular theatre-goers and those who have never before set foot in a theatre. Our productions entertain even when the story is tragic. We create a place for people to experience an elixir of emotions, a magical space where fantasy and reality collide, provoke thought and raise questions.

Upcoming Production

BOOM, by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb.
A grad student's personal ad lures a mysterious girl to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of "no strings attached" sex. But when a global catastrophe strikes, their date takes on evolutionary significance. An epic and intimate comedy that spans over billions of years.

Place: MoCA, 770 NE 125 street, Miami, FL 33161

Dates: January 7 - 31. Thursday - Saturday at 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Purchase a full-priced ticket ($35) online and receive a free tennis clinic at Arraya Tennis Academy and 10% discount for lunch at Soya and Pomodoro with presentation of ticket stub. See details and contact information in order confirmation email.


Our people

The Basement Keeper

With over 40 shows under his belt, Oleg Kheyfets has attracted audiences on different continents. In Russia his shows ran for up to 9 years and received numerous awards for best directing and acting. In The US his Boston and New York productions, The Forest by A. Ostrovsky and Marriage by N. Gogol were invited to the festivals in Switzerland and Russia. In 2001 Oleg Kheyfets collaborated with the legendary Arthur Miller on the Off- Broadway revival of Miller's The Creation of The World and Other Business. In 2004 Kheyfets moved to Miami where he co-­founded The PlayGround Theatre, today's Miami Theatre Center, and ran it as a co-­artistic director until 2007. Kheyfets has taught Theatre at Columbia University, Stella Adler Conservatory and Emerson College among others. Today Oleg Kheyfets is focusing on his new creation – The Basement Project.


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

We offer sponsorship opportunities to increase brand awareness and visibility, provide opportunities for client entertainment and engagement, and offer exciting benefits for employees. Whether entertaining your clients as guests, having Afrobeta at your corporate annual event, enjoying time with colleagues through cutting-edge theater at the MoCA, or offering your clients and staff free tennis lessons at Arraya Tennis Academy in Key Biscayne or a discount at the downtown restaurant Soya & Pomodoro, The Basement Project will work with you to create a mutually beneficial partnership that fits your company’s philanthropic goals and entertainment needs.

Please contact Robyn Holley 305.677.9200 or to learn more.

Click here to download corporate sponsorship package & media plan.

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We are not holding audition at the moment. However we invite you to submit your headshot and resume to Robyn Holley at We will keep it on file for future consideration.

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