Who Is Little Revolt?
Little Revolt Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) theater and arts organization located in Miami, Florida.
Little Revolt provides learning opportunities in theater, art, and the humanities for children, teens, and adults. We foster creativity and develop skills through workshops, hands-on participation, and performance. Everyone should have the opportunity to create.
What We Do
We offer participatory programs where youth and adults make art and theater together. We offer live performances as well as theater and Shakespeare workshops in schools, at senior centers, and in communities. Check out the What We Do page to learn more about our programs.
Who We Serve
We work with children, teens, adults, and seniors, including marginalized populations. Our programs have served youth on the autistic spectrum, foster youth, immigrant youth, homeless populations, and seniors living with dementia. Everyone is welcome!
Our Name: A small gestures can often make a big difference. The Little Revolt name comes from the idea that neighborhood art and theater can teach skills and build community. Theater can create change and make the world a better place. Just like the friendly, furry critters which adorn our website, we are little, but strong. Or as Shakespeare said, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
Our Logo & Illustrations: Little Revolt’s logo and wonderful animal illustrations on our site were created by a Brazilian artist, Mayra Magalhaes.
Our Leadership: Sam Chesser is the founder and CEO of Little Revolt. The organization is also led by an esteemed and diverse group of professionals who make up our Board.
Meet Little Revolt’s Founder:
Sam Chesser is the founder, Executive Director, and Artistic Director of Little Revolt. Sam studied both acting and business in college where he obtained a BBA in Marketing. He has more than 20 years of experience as a business, marketing, and communications executive. Sam has served on multiple nonprofit boards devoted to youth, education, and the arts. Sam’s theater experience includes 10 years as a stage actor, teaching artist, writer, and director – including work with with children, teens, and adults. His directing credits include Peter Pan the British Musical, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and multiple Shakespeare productions. He has performed in shows as varied as King Lear, You Can’t Take It with You, A Few Good Men, The Foreigner, Tartuffe, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Polar Express, and others. His favorite acting role to date is Long John Silver. Sam has studied at the American Shakespeare Center, with the Folger Shakespeare Library, and at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Sam is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and National Arts Strategies prestigious Executives in Arts and Culture program. Sam founded Little Revolt around the concept of, “theater for the people, of the people and by the people.”