On Friday, September 9, 2022, Cushman High School’s theater students participated in a theater masterclass with South Florida native, Eddie Mujica. Eddie is an actor, writer and Emmy-winning producer from Hialeah, Florida. An alumnus of The Second City in Chicago, Eddie has over 15 years of improv and sketch comedy experience. He wrote and performed in two critically acclaimed Second City revues after traveling the country with their National Touring Company.
While in Chicago, Eddie also taught improv to teens via the city’s After School Matters program, co-founded iO’s long-running Spanish improv show Heraldo, and was flown out to New York to screen test for Saturday Night Live. Now based in L.A., Eddie has appeared on TV and various national commercials.
His short film Dreamer was an Imagen Award finalist; Uno Por Uno: The Cuban Missile Crisis won Cine Sony’s “New Voices” competition; and his Cuban Hamilton parody Jamonton went viral during the pandemic. His writing credits include staff writer on Connecting (NBC), True Story with Ed Helms & Randall Park (Peacock), and most recently, story editor on the Miami-set Gordita Chronicles (HBO Max).
The students worked on movement and improvisation techniques. More specifically, they focused on skills necessary for character development that will be used as the students begin to prepare for this season’s theater festivals and showcases. The class ended with a QnA with the L.A. actor and opportunities for pictures.