Saturday, March 31, 2012

13th Havana Film Festival New York, April 12-20, 2012

Actress Eslinda Nuñez and Cinematographer Raúl Perez Ureta will be in hand to receive special tributes

19 films compete for The Havana Star Prize

New York City, March 18, 2012. The 13th annual Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) runs April 12-20 with more than 40 highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinos in the U.S. including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the U.S will be in the festival's five venues and 3 boroughs. They span a variety of genres and themes, ranging from comedy, thrillers, action, drama and documentaries to children's tales, as well as films from and about indigenous peoples from Guatemala, Mexico, and Colombia. All foreign language films are subtitled in English.

The Opening Night Ceremony will be held on April 12th, 7pm, at the Directors Guild Theatre, with the Cuban box office hit Habanastation. Ian Padrón's opera prima is a fun-witty film that depicts Havana today through the eyes of two kids from different social backgrounds. Habanastation is also part of the family programs at the Quad Cinema, April 15th, 12:30pm and at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, April 21st, 12pm.

Closing Night Film: HFFNY closes on April 20th, 7pm, at the New York Directors Guild Theatre with the N.Y. premiere of the first "zombie movie" made in Cuba Juan of the Dead, Alejandro Brugues' second feature film. A series of strange events start to develop. At first, Juan believes that it's just another stage of the Cuban revolution but then he realizes that the culprits are not human and killing them would be very difficult.

HFFNY opens its full schedule of activities on Friday, April 13th, 1 pm for a week of screenings at the Quad Cinema 34 W. 13th Street with the NY premiere of the Venezuelan film, La hora Cero / The Zero Hour (Diego Velasco).

Proud to pay tribute to those influential figures of the Latin American cinema, the festival honors Cuban actress Eslinda Nuñez. For more than 40 years, Eslinda has participated in some of the most important films made in Cuba including Lucia by Humberto Salás, Memorias del subdesarrollo by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. She will be in NY presenting the films Amada, Cecilia (these two directed by Humberto Solas) and Bailando Cha Cha Cha (Manuel Herrera.)

HFFNY is also honoring one of the masters of the art of photography, cinematographer Raul Perez Ureta. The collaborator of directors like Fernando Pérez (Madagascar, La vida es silbar, Suite Habana), Daniel Díaz Torres (Otra mujer, Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas, Hacerse el sueco), Gerardo Chijona (Boleto al paraiso, Perfecto amor equivocado), he is the head of the Photography Department at the San Antonio de los Baños, International Film and TV School. Perez Ureta is described as a cinematographer "who has created a contrasting, paradoxical aesthetic by beautifying unhappiness and casting a shadow over joy." Perez Ureta will be presenting two films in which he has been awarded Best Phorography: Martí, The Eye of Canary (a New York Premiere) and Madrigal (both directed by Fernando Pérez).

19 films will be competing to receive the third Havana Star Prize for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, as well as the second Havana Star Prize for Best Documentary, which will be awarded on April 20th at the Closing Night ceremony.

The films competing for the Havana Star Prize in Fiction are:

1. El Páramo - Jaime Osorio, Colombia-Argentina

2. Habanastation - Ian Padrón, Cuba

3. Juntos para siempre - Pablo Solarz, Argentina

4. Los Marziano - Ana Katz, Argentina

5. Martí El ojo del canario – Fernando Perez, Cuba

6. Distancia - Sergio Ramirez, Guatemala

7. Hora Cero – Diego Velasco, Venezuela

8. Ulises – Oscar Godoy, Chile

9. Sal – Diego Rougier, Chile-Argentina

10. Trabalhar Cansa – Marco Dutra / Juliana Rojas, Brazil

11. Alguien ha visto a Lupita – Gonzalo Justiniano, Mexico-Chile

12. La lucha de Ana – Bladimir Abud, Dominican Republic – Mexico

The films competing for the Havana Star Prize in Documentary are:

1. Con mi corazón en Yambo - Fernanda Restrepo, Ecuador

2. Nacimos el 31 de diciembre - Priscilla Padilla Farfán, Colombia

3. Caminando Aragon – Tane Martinez, Cuba-U.S

4. El professor Saharaui – Nicolas Muñoz, Cuba-Spain

5. Ser un ser humano - Russell Porter / various directors, EICTV

6. Las Carpetas – Maite Rivera. Puerto Rico.

7. 100 sones cubanos – Edesio Alejandro, Cuba-Dominican Republic.

HFFNY is proud to announce the new partnership with the Instituto Cervantes. This important cultural institution will host the festival on April 16, 18 and 19 with a variety of free events: On Monday, April 16th, 6pm, Omar de la Cruz, director of the Dominican Global Film Festival presents a series of Dominican short films that were selected to participate in their 2011 edition. At 7:30 pm, the panel From-Script-To-Screen with four professionally diverse screenwriters (Pablo Solarz, Ana Katz, Jairo Carrillo, Marco Dutra) and moderated by Ángel Lara will discuss, among other topics: genre vs. auteur cinema; the audience (the spectator) and the elements involved in the creative process and the importance of the ‘triangular' writer-director-producer relationship. Following the panel, HFFNY celebrates the creation of Fundación para las Narrativas Audiovisuales en Español (FUNAVE) New York with a cocktail party.

Wednesday April 18th is the night for documentaries. At 6pm, the Grammy nominee, The 100 Cuban "Sones"directed by Edesio Alejandro (Cuba) will have its NY Premiere. Its director will be present for Q&A. At 7:40pm, , Ser un ser humano / To Be a Human Being, a film series produced by the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV) in collaboration with students from seven schools around the world. There will be Q&A with Rafael Rosal, Director of EICTV.

Thursday April 19th at 7 pm, as part of the indigenous film series, HFFNY will present a showcase of short films selected from Totonacapan en corto, the festival organized by Cumbre Tajin in Veracruz, Mexico and a showcase of Mayan Cinema made by Mayan students from Casa Comal Film School in Guatemala. Following the screenings there will be the panel, "History and Social Memory, a Self-Reflection from Latin American Cinema." The panel of filmmakers, moderated by Javier Rioyo of the Instituto Cervantes, will discuss, among other topics: Indigenous communities and political ideology; subaltern voices and hegemonic discourses; visibility and representation of subgroups in the media; reconciling war crimes and restorations from ethnic, religious, and gender perspectives.

Highlights of the 2012 Festival include the special presentation of El estudiante (Santiago Mitre, Argentina), winner in major film festivals around the world. The Student is the story of Roque who arrives in Buenos Aires to attend the university, but ends up finding his true calling as a political militant and student leader. Argentinian director and actress, Ana Katz will present two of her films, her well received second feature film, A Stray Girlfriend (2007) which she co-wrote, acted in and directed and her newest film, Los Marziano (2011). She will be available at both screenings for Q&A. Four short documentaries will be part of the line-up: Simply Korda by Cuban Director Roberto Chile, in which Cuban artist Alberto Korda, perhaps known around the world mostly for his iconic Che Guevara photo, shares his fascination with feminine beauty and early years of the Cuban Revolution. Also included by the same director, I Am Tata Nganga, the life of Enrique Hernández Armenteros popularly known as "Enrique of La Hata," a 93 year old priest of Afro-Cuban religions and of the mystical world of Palo Monte, who has dedicated close to 60 years of his life to helping others. U.S. director Catherine Murphy will present The Teacher, the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961, which changed the nations literacy levels within one year. More than half of the volunteers were women. This film relates their life stories.

An exciting program, bringing Latin American Cinema to Queens, is set for the week-end at the magnificently renovated, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, beginning Friday, April 20th, 7pm with the NY premiere of El páramo / The Squad (Colombia-Panama). Producer Ignacio Rey will be present for Q&A; on Sat., April 21st, 12pm, a family program with the film Habanastation will be screened. Director Ian Padrón will be present for Q&A; Sunday, April 22nd, 6:30pm with The Student(Santiago Mitre, Argentina).

On April 20th, 6pm, HFFNY presents at the Bronx Museum of the Arts Caminando Aragon, a Tane Martinez documentary about Orquesta Aragón. The 72 year old band is one of the jewels of Cuba's musical heritage. In this documentary members of the orchestra share their anecdotes and success stories on a musical journey from Havana, Cienfuegos, and New York during two concerts in 2011. A party with DJ Asho and a live performance by Gerardo Cortino y sus Habaneros follows the screening celebrating the music of Cuba.

The presenting sponsor of HFFNY 2012 is NBC / Telemundo 47. Additional sponsorship is provided by El Diario La Prensa, TD Bank, Xael Charters, Marazul Charters, Tespis Magazine, Enrola TV, Rockamedia, Copacabana Pizza & Grill, Sombrero, Il Buco, and Brazil Grill. Official hotel sponsors are the Maritime Hotel, and Paramount. HFFNY is made possible with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a state agency and supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. HFFNY is also supported by Mayor Bloomberg's Latin Media and Entertainment Commission (LMEC).

The Havana Film Festival New York is a project of American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization building cultural bridges between the U.S. and Cuba through programs in the arts.

For Havana Film Festival New York information and schedule visit click here For screeners, interviews with directors and photos in HR, please contact Diana Vargas: E/; C/ 917-658-7735 or 917-668-7344.

Teatro SEA: Ricitos y los 3 ositos en abril.

El Teatro Latino para Niños de Nueva York, 
Teatro SEA,

presenta la versión teatral del cuento clásico
 Ricitos y los 3 ositos

Desde el 17 de marzo al 28 de abril de 2012

en el Teatro SEA en Manhattan.

”Un caminito bordeado de florecitas nos lleva a la casita en el bosque. ¿Quién vive en esa casita misteriosa? ¿Porque hay tres platos, tres sillas, tres vasos? Unos son grandes, otros son pequeños y otros medianos.”

Bajo la dirección artística de Manuel Morán, SEA, Sociedad Educativa de las Artes, Inc., el único teatro hispano para niños en la ciudad de Nueva York, se complace en presentar Ricitos y los 3 ositos.

Basado en el famoso cuento, el nuevo espectáculo de SEA recrea la historia original de Ricitos de Oro en la casa de los 3 ositos con un final no tan clásico en donde se resaltan valores tan importantes como saber pedir disculpas, reconocer los propios errores, la amistad y perder el miedo. Los niños disfrutarán de los graciosos eventos que surgen alrededor de estos increíbles y adorables personajes en un mundo mágico lleno de música, títeres y diversión.

Un evento especial para toda la familia, en donde todos gozarán en grande mientras aprenden sobre nuestra cultura hispana. Se ofrecerán funciones en inglés y en español (bilingüe).

Sobre el Teatro SEA: 

Sociedad Educativa de las Artes, Inc. ha sido pionera en el campo del teatro educativo. Con sedes tanto en Puerto Rico como en la ciudad de Nueva York, y ahora también en Florida, SEA se ha dedicado durante 27 años a la tarea de difundir y preservar nuestra herencia hispana a través del teatro, especialmente para los niños y jóvenes. A través de efectivos programas de Artes-en-la-Educación, SEA provee la oportunidad necesaria para que los niños, jóvenes y adultos puedan examinar y crear posibles soluciones para sus respectivas problemáticas sociales y educativas particulares de su comunidad. SEA se ha caracterizado por ser la única compañía de Teatro Infantil Latino en Español para niños en Nueva York. Teatro SEA.

Dónde: Teatro Sea. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center 107 Suffolk Street, New York City. (J/M/Z to Essex St. o el F a Delancey St.)

Cuándo: Sábados, Marzo 31- Abril 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 3pm.

Tickets: $15 niños, $18 adultos

Reservaciones: 212.529.1545

Friday, March 30, 2012

Queens: Teatro Thalía y su taller de danza para niños

El Teatro Thalia ofrece un taller de movimiento y baile bilingüe para niños de edades comprendidas entre los 5 y 12 años, dirigido por la actriz Soledad López.

Las clases comenzarán a partir del 14 de Abril hasta el 23 de Junio, 2012, y serán los sábados de 10 a 12 de la mañana. El Taller está a cargo de Yloy Ybarra de Ballet Fiesta Mexicana y Andrea Del Conte Danza España. El último día habrá una presentación por los niños que hayan participado en el taller y se invitará a la prensa.

El precio es de $ 150 por todo el curso y habrá descuento para familias que inscriban más de un niño.

Para información y reservas puede llamar a Soledad López o Kathryn Giaimo en el teléfono (718) 729-3880.

El Teatro Thalia está localizado en el 41-17 de Greenpoint Avenue en Sunnyside, Queens.

El taller para niños está patrocinado por Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, The New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs, y New York State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ydaiber Orozco recibe el premio Ati en Nueva York

La actriz venezolana fue nominada en dos categorías para los prestigiosos premios que celebran el Teatro Hispano en la ciudad de Nueva York.

La actriz Venezolana Ydaiber Orozco fue galardonada como mejor actriz principal por su complejo trabajo en la obra uruguaya Los Disfraces durante la segunda entrega anual de los premios ATI en el Poet’s Den Theater de Manhattan el 27 de Marzo. Los premios fueron otorgados durante la celebración del Día Internacional del Teatro en conmemoración del natalicio de Konstantin Stanislavsky.

“Me siento muy emocionada y agradecida de ser reconocida por una organización tan prestigiosa y especialmente por el apoyo de mis compañeros y del público” dijo Ydaiber, la cual fue también nominada en la categoría de Mejor Monólogo Femenino por su trabajo en La Esposa de Agosto.

Ésta es la segunda nominación que recibe por Los Disfraces y su segundo premio por su actuación en esta pieza teatral. En diciembre, Ydaiber recibió el galardón de mejor Actriz durante la celebración del II Festival de Teatro Hispano de Manhattan.

Ydaiber es graduada del programa conservatorio del estudio William Esper en Nueva York y ha actuado recientemente en las obras presentadas en Off-Broadway A Hole in his Heart (Un vacío en su corazón) en el reconocido Atlantic Theater y en la obra méxico-irlandesa Dia de Los Muertos en el Teatro Latea de Manhattan. Actualmente se encuentra filmando el largometraje Samuel’s Game (Los Juegos de Samuel) y la serie Jus Brooklyn (Solo Brooklyn). Su último cortometraje A Journey to Homeland (Camino a casa) de la italiana Manuela Senatore está siendo muy bien aceptado en diferentes festivales alrededor de Estados Unidos y se espera que Blood Bath Test, película que interpreta al lado de la reconocida actriz venezolana Marisa Roman sea estrenada próximamente.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

NY: Spring Theater Festival at Roy Arias Studios from April 2nd to April 15th

From April 2nd-15th, Roy Arias Studios and Theaters will be hosting the Spring Theatre Festival. We dedicate this festival to introduce new work to the New York audience.

We grant theatre companies the opportunity to display productions in a variety of genres in one of the venues of the Roy Arias Studios and Theaters located in the heart of Times Square in New York City, a hotbed of theatrical talent.

This year we will have a variety of shows including musicals, one-person shows and short plays.

Central Park

Monday, April 2nd @8pm, Monday, April 9th @ 8pm Sunday, April 15th @9pm

Writer: Robert Kiernan

Director: Robert Kiernan

Choreographer: Michelle Luneau

Synopsis: The hundred and sixty year history of Central Park comes alive in the new singing and dancing extravaganza musical "Central Park". The entertaining and informative narrative is intertwined with the parks visitors and their stories, some of love, some of love lost and some stories that just defies any category. This family show tries to capture all the allure and magic of the park.

Running Time: 1 hr, 45 min

Genre: Musical

Venue: Theater 500, Roy Arias Studios and Theaters8pm Sunday, April 15th @9pm

Do You Still Dream

Thursday, April 5th @ 6pm, Saturday, April 7th @7pm, Sunday, April 15th @ 2:30pm

Bishop's Kid Productions

Writer: Kenneth G. Craddox

Director: Kenneth G Craddox

Synopsis: " Do You Still Dream" tells a story of a young Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We take an intimate look into the home of the greatest Civil Rights leader. As a child we see how his parents guided a young mind into the man he became. Our journey then takes you into the life we know he lived but we look at inside the home of the Kong family. Before he was great he was a young man with a dream.

Running Time: 1 hr, 20 min

Genre: Theater and Gospel


Venue: Little Times Square Theater, Roy Arias Studios and Theaters

Emancipation of a Sassy Jewish Woman

Saturday, April 14 @ 10:30pm, Sunday, April 15 @8:30pm


Writer: Sivan Hadari

Director: Charlotte Cohn

Synopsis: The performance is based on Hadari's experiences as a modern day gypsy, traveling through America, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, India, China and Thailand in search of a home. The audience is taken on a journey back to the time when Hadari's family were Jewish immigrants fleeing Tunisia, to a little girl praying at a Yeshiva in Brooklyn, to a caravan in a settlement over-looking Jericho, to a nude beach at the Dead Sea to jewel encrusted elephant rides in India, all in the name of liberation.

Running Time: 1hr.

Genre: solo show


Venue: Little Times Square Theatre, Roy Arias Studios and Theaters

13 Fat Girls and a Dead Cat

Friday, April 6th @8pm, Saturday, April 7th @3:15pm, Monday April 9th @6:30pm

Elcee Horroromedies

Writer: Lena Cigleris

Director: Mitchell Raftery

Synopsis: Abigail Ochs is the perfect housewife who spends her life catering to her husband Charles' every whim. Her life is radically altered when a bunch of plus-sized zombies barge into her home, claiming to be not only her husband's murder victims, but the objects of his affection as well. As they mess up her pristine home and make out with Charles, Abigail begins to realize that her life is more than just less-than-perfect; it's a sham. Blending comedy, farce, horror and shock theater all into one, 13 Fat Girls and a Dead Cat is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Running Time: 60 min.

Genre: Comedy

Venue: Little Times Square Theater, Roy Arias Studios and Theaters

One for the Road

Friday, April 6th @6pm, Saturday, April 7th @2:15pm, Sunday, April 8th @2:15pm

Writer: Bill Patton

Director: Bill Patton

Synopsis: In this one man performance of One For The Road writer/actor Bill Patton's character, Billy, is contemplating suicide. His departed spirit(also played by Patton) refuses to through the dark door to the other side until he is convinced that Billy has resolved all of his conflicts. Dealing with life long conflicts between lust and love, faith and doubt, racism and freedom, Patton tries to absolve himself with grace and dignity, and to persuade his departed spirit that he has indeed conquered all the demons.

Running Time: 1h,10 min.

Genre: Solo Performance

Venue: Payan Theatre

Five by Five

Saturday, April 7th @8pm, Thursday, April 12th @7pm, Sunday, April 15th @3pm

Harlem Playwrights 21

Writer: Tom Mitchelson, William "Bill" Beasley, James Scruggs, Samuel Buckley, Charles White

Director: Fulton C. Hodges, Mark Rayment, Chauncey deLeon Gilbert

Synopsis: An ensemble of monologues and short plays exploring the comedy and tragedy of the human condition.

Running Time: 1hr, 30 min

Genre: Short plays


Venue: Payan Theatre, Roy Arias Studios and Theaters

Mama's Boys

Friday, April 12 @9pm, Saturday, April 14 @5pm, Saturday, April 15 @5pm

Writer: Bill Holland

Director: Laurie Eliscu

Synopsis: It's All in the Italian Family when Mama' s favorite son marries an Irish girl and they want to move out to Levittown. With 7 lively characters and a toe-tapping song!

Running Time: 1 hr, 25 min


Venue: Payan Theatre

Tickets are available on for $18 or at the box office for $20

Roy Arias Studios & Theatres. 300 West 43rd Street. New York, New York

Centro Venezolano del ITI y el Día Internacional del Teatro

El día martes 27 de marzo, de 2012, el Centro Venezolano del Instituto Internacional de Teatro (ITI-UNESCO) hace llegar a todos los hombres y mujeres del teatro en cada rincón de Venezuela, nuestro más cordial saludo y un abrazo solidario en la lucha que representa cada día levantar un telón y el estar unidos en el quehacer diario por una sociedad mejor y más justa.

Este año conmemoramos el 52 aniversario del CENTRO VENEZOLANO DEL ITI. Queremos expresar nuestro agradecimiento a todos aquellos que han entendido y se han comprometido con nuestra lucha cotidiana. A todas las instituciones venezolanas, (en especial al Laboratorio Teatral Anna Julia Rojas, y el Ateneo de El Hatillo), así como a las instituciones extranjeras que han hecho posible nuestra labor nacional e internacional.

Nelly Garzón

Directora General

Este año, la persona elegida ha sido el actor John Malkovich, actor, productor, guionista y director estadounidense.

Mensaje del Día Mundial del Teatro 2012

Por John Malkovich

“El Instituto Internacional del Teatro-ITI de la UNESCO me ha honrado con su petición de realizar este mensaje en la conmemoración del 50 aniversario del Día Mundial del Teatro. Voy a dirigir estas breves consideraciones a mis compañeros del teatro, mis pares y camaradas.

Que vuestro trabajo sea convincente y original. Que sea profundo, conmovedor, reflexivo y único. Que nos ayude a reflejar la cuestión de lo que significa ser humano y que dicho reflejo sea guiado por el corazón, la sinceridad, el candor y la gracia. Que superéis la adversidad, la censura, la pobreza y el nihilismo, algo a lo que, ciertamente, muchos de vosotros estaréis obligados a afrontar. Que seáis bendecidos con el talento y el rigor necesarios para enseñarnos cómo late el corazón humano en toda su complejidad, así como con la humildad y curiosidad necesarias para hacer de ello la obra de vuestra vida. Y que sea lo mejor de vosotros – ya que será lo mejor de vosotros, y aun así, se dará sólo en los momentos más singulares y breves – lo que consiga enmarcar esa que es la pregunta más básica de todas: “¿Cómo vivimos?” ¡Buena Suerte!”

(Traducción: Juana Lor, (Bilbao, España, 1978), actriz, traductora e intérprete. Artezblai)

Biografía de John Malkovich

Actor, productor, guionista y director estadounidense, aunque por encima de todo, John Malkovich es artista de teatro. Tras descubrir el teatro a principios de los setenta en la Universidad de Illinois, fundó en 1976 y junto a Terry Kinnev, Jeff Perry y Gari Sinise la Steppenwolf Theater Company, en homenaje a la novela de Herman Hesse.

Con su interpretación, en el cine, de Valmont en Las amistades peligrosas de Choderlos de Laclos, en la que compartió cartel con Michelle Pfeiffer y Glenn Close; comenzó una trayectoria profesional que le llevó a participar en más de setenta películas, tanto en Estados Unidos como en el extranjero.

Nominado, en dos oportunidades, a los Oscar por sus papeles en ‘En un lugar del corazón’ (1984) y ‘En la línea de fuego’ (1994); ha recibido numerosos premios y nominaciones por su participación en películas como ‘Los gritos del silencio’ o ‘Cómo ser John Malkovich’.

En teatro, ha dirigido montajes sobre ‘Las amistades peligrosas’, ‘Hysteria’, ‘Good Canary’ –por la que obtuvo un premio Molière a la mejor dirección. Últimamente le hemos podido ver en los teatros protagonizando el oratorio ‘The infernal comedy’.

El Día Mundial del Teatro

El Día Mundial del Teatro es una iniciativa creada en Viena en el año 1961 por el Instituto Internacional del Teatro, ITI, organismo dependiente de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura, UNESCO.

En el Día Internacional del Teatro, una figura destacada del teatro o de otras disciplinas afines,(Honor que le correspondió, en su debido momento, entre otras personalidades, a Jean Cocteau, Laurence Olivier-Jean Luis Barrault, Eugene Ionesco, Antonio Gala, Pablo Neruda, Peter Brook, Iakovos Kampanellis, Vaclav Havel y Arthur Miller.), redacta lo que es conocido como el Mensaje del Día Mundial del Teatro, que es traducido a más de 20 idiomas.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The One Festival at Latea: April 9-22 2012 at Latea

(Venezuelan actor Eduardo Leanez will perform You Are Confused! at The One Festival).

Welcome to the 7th Annual The ONE Festival. As founder and Executive Director of The ONE Festival, it gives me great pride to have created the longest ONE solo performance festival in the nation. Wow! Who would have known?? I am extremely proud and give my sincerest gratitude to my team who believed in my vision in the beauty of solo performances. It is an incredible journey to watch actors transform into multiple characters and still carry the attention of an audience. I invite you to come and share this fantastic journey to the world of ONE person shows. Thank you and see you all on opening night!

Verónica Caicedo

ONE Participants

Up the Down Staircase. Written and Performed by: Cathie Boruch.

A wacky jersey girls experience in corporate America with a rock and roll hippy soul.

April 13, 2012 @8pm

April 16, 2012 @8pm

Life Lines. Written and Performed by: Sara Contreras.

A comedic look at one Latina's past and present, and her winning battle against paranoia and Father Time.

April 19, 2012 @8pm

April 21, 2012 @8pm

Maria Montez Queen of Technicolor. Written and Performed by: Dalia Davi.

A south Bronx actress is possessed by the spirit of Maria Montez. The first Dominican leading to conquer 1940s Hollywood.

April 10, 2012 @8pm

April 20, 2012 @8pm

Now and Then. Written and Performed by: Kamsy Duarte.

Young Julio takes you through his quest in life which shows his search for an identity through various periods.

April 10, 2012 @8pm

April 21, 2012 @5pm

Georgia. Written and Performed by: Fariso Jordan.

Georgia maneuvers through love after rape. After a young couple survives this quiet violence, the play shows the staggered reality of what happens when a single thrust unlocks different answers to the same question.

April 9, 2012 @8pm

April 14, 2012 @8pm

Whahahappenwuz!!!. Written and Performed by: Lailah Lancing.

Find out how a young child from jersey turned to be the sensational LAILAH LANCING!!!!!

April 13, 2012 @8pm

April 17, 2012 @8pm

You Are Confused! Written by: Eduardo Leanez and Patrick E. Horrigan.

You are Confused! is a story of the relationship between a gay Latino boy and his mother.

Performed by: Eduardo Leanez

April 9, 2012 @8pm

April 22, 2012 @4pm

Naked Brazilian. Written and Performed by: Gustavo Pace.

Our hero abandons his father's dreams for him in Brazil, to pursue his own dreams of adventure and sexual freedom in America.

April 12, 2012 @8pm

April 18, 2012 @8pm

Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned. Written and Performed by: Jose Roldan Jr.

A South Bronx Tale - about Life, Love and Sazón.

April 11, 2012 @8pm

April 14, 2012 @8pm

FETISH. Written Yasmin Bowe-Wood.

Performed by: Nadijah Abdul Khaliq

A young talented, ambitious and determined woman relocates to New York City to follow her dreams. Soon she finds herself going down a very slippery slope.

April 14, 2012 @5pm

April 21, 2012 @5pm

Trouble Man. Written and Performed by: R. Ernie Silva.

A story about a man who finds trouble in smoke, mirrors and circular lies.

April 11, 2012 @8pm

April 19, 2012 @8pm

We Died of Thirst. Written and Performed by: Nate Speare.

A young brat follows Ronald Reagan through the Underworld.

April 12, 2012 @8pm

April 16, 2012 @8pm

A Little Sugar for the Heart. Written By: Christine Suero and Leticia Castillo.

A recipe for love and life brewed right at home.

Performed by: Christine Suero

April 22, 2012 @4pm

SHAMAN. Written and Performed by: Alfedo Tauste.

April 15, 2012 @4pm

April 18, 2012 @8pm

SANE. Written and Performed by: Marilyn Torres.

Meet an array of women from different backgrounds who face their

demons concerning relationships, family, work and other life issues

that threaten their sanity.

April 15, 2012 @4pm

April 20, 2012 @8pm

Zero Population Growth. Written and Performed by: Mac Welch.

An engaging look a five different perspectives on the modern human experience.

April 17, 2012 @8pm

April 21, 2012 @8pm

For Tickets:

Teatro LATEA

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

107 Suffolk Street (Between Delancey and Rivington)

New York, NY 10002


Subway: F train to Delancey Street

J,M,Z trains to Essex Street

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 26th 2012: Deadline at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

Monday, March 26th, 2012 @ 7:30PM

At The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre,

The Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street - New York, NY 10036


Presented in partnerships with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

A FREE event. Limited seating.

Reserve your tickets today via email:

or call 212.695.4010.

Please be sure to indicate in your e-mail your name, telephone number and # of tickets. (Up to 2 per individual.)

NOTE: due to the popularity of the event, the reading has been relocated to its current theater venue. Please disregard last month's E-Newsletter!

We ask that you arrive at the theater no later than 7:15PM

or your reservation will be void.

This English-language reading by Mexico's most renowned playwright will be followed by a TalkBack with Ms. Berman, the original play's translator Lisa Dillman,

and Prof. Jean Graham-Jones, CUNY.

DEADLINE. A renowned publisher of a major newspaper has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. He must name his successor to the newspaper's concerned Board. It's Christmas Eve and a blizzard is raging outdoors. He summons to his office one of the two candidates he is considering for the job: Miky, the star editor he trained at the paper twenty years prior. Throughout the course of the night, an inevitable collision of adrenalin and testosterone ensues. Deadline is about what we don't dare admit about sex and gender when faced with the competition for power and control.

Sabina Berman is one of Mexico's most prominent and multifaceted writers whose body of work includes: plays, screenplays, story-telling, essays, journalism, as well as theater and film directing. Her novel ME (diving into the heart of the world) appeared in 2011 in Spanish and has been published in 11 languages. Ms. Berman's award winning plays have been produced in Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Canada and the United States. She has won the Mexican National Theater Prize four times and her film Backyard was Mexico´s entrant at the 2010 Oscars. This marks the first reading of Deadline in the U.S.

Jimmy Smits' television credits include his Emmy-nominated guest starring role in Showtime's Dexter and The West Wing, in which he portrayed Presidential candidate Matt Santos. He received six consecutive Emmy nominations for his acting on L.A. Law, winning in 1990, and five more nominations for his role on NYPD Blue, for which he also received a Golden Globe Award. Smits' film career includes blockbusters such as Star Wars: Episode II and III. He was most recently seen in Mother and Child, opposite Annette Bening and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, and Backyard, Mexico's official Oscar submission for Foreign Language Film. His NY theatre credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz on Broadway and the Shakespeare in the Park's production of Much Ado about Nothing, among many others. He has appeared in numerous regional productions such as Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, directed by Robert Egan at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Jimmy Smits was TeatroStageFest 2010's Spokesperson.

Jenn Colella has been a familiar face in the New York theatre scene since her starring role as Sissy in Broadway's Urban Cowboy, for which she received an Outer Critic's Circle Award Nomination. Since then she has appeared in Broadway's High Fidelity, starred in the world premiere of The Times They Are A-Changin' (Old Globe Theatre), and recently performed in Beautiful Girls, a musical tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the World Festival of Theatre in Colorado Springs. She has also acted in numerous Off-Broadway productions such as Lucky Guy and Slut. On television, Jenn was the co-host of "Can You Tell?" (Oxygen Network), and has appeared in ABC's The Cashmere Mafia, FX's Rescue Me, CBS's The Good Wife and, most recently, on PBS's Tribute to Stephen Sondheim with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. Her film credits include Uncertainty, directed by Scott MacGehee & David Siegel.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY Graduate Center

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, an independent institute at The Graduate Center, CUNY, bridges the gap between the academic and professional performing arts communities by providing an open environment for the development of educational, community-driven, and professional projects in the performing arts. Through its Internationa/World Theatre Series, the Segal presents public programs on international playwrights, plays, and issues of concern to the international theatre community.

TeatroStageFest 2012:

OUR MANY VOICES: A Staged Reading & TalkBack Series

TeatroStageFest is expanding its traditional two-week festival model in 2012 under the curatorial eye of Susana Tubert, Producing Executive Director. The year-round series of multicultural and multi-generational shows, readings, workshops, and TalkBacks with artists, as well as other services-to-the-field in support of NYC's Latino Scene-Escena Latina, will culminate June 11-18, 2012, with TeatroStageFest's sixth annual celebration of Latino Arts and Culture - Great Theater for All Audiences! OUR MANY VOICES features the most renowned cutting-edge authors in contemporary Iberian-American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Theater.

DEADLINE counts with support from The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council of the Arts, El Diario La Prensa-Principal Media Sponsor, NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission-Official Partner, NYC Council Members Rosie Mendez, Ydanis Rodriguez, Joel Rivera, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the Manhattan Delegation. Additional support provided by the Curtis McGraw Foundation and air travel for Mr. Smits by American Airlines, the Official Airline of TeatroStageFest.