The Retrofit Presented by The Deering Estate

The Retrofit Presented by The Deering Estate

Deering Estate Artist in Residence and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Marlon Johnson launches The Retrofit, a new interdisciplinary series inside the Deering Estate theatre. The Retrofit is a five-part multimedia film and live performance series at the intersection of the arts, the natural environment and social justice. The Retrofit is a campaign to reimagine spaces and expressions while celebrating a shared foundation. It is where we set out to reframe a better version of ourselves. Hosted by Miami-Native Carla Hill, and curated by Marlon Johnson, this series champions the transformative power of the arts through storytelling and invites its audience along for the ride.

This inaugural event of The Retrofit will include a screening of the short documentary film Sweet Soul (2022), poetry readings by Deering Estate Artist in Residence Dr. Keshia Abraham and a Q&A with the filmmakers and on-camera contributors of the film.


Age Appropriateness: All ages


Teens and young adults ages 13-22 can buy tickets for $5 using the Get Tickets button below. With the purchase of one $5 ticket for someone within the age range, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for an individual of any age to join them.

Regular priced tickets for all other ages available at