Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Voice Integration for the Singing & Speaking Voice: A Workshop by Sabrina Lastman

Voice Integration for the Singing & Speaking Voice
March 23, 2013 - June 15, 2013 (Saturday 3–5pm)
ART/NY (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018)

This workshop will focus on the development of the speaking/singing voice through body awareness and voice techniques.  Composed of 10 classes, the workshop is recommended for all those interested in the fields of performing arts, health, personal growth, and all people using their voice as a tool in their jobs.

The workshop will focus on:
• Through the Feldenkrais Method, participants will learn about their voice from the inside out. The lessons are created to expose how the voice works and how to make it work better by relying on the person’s inner sensations, own observations and own thinking as they go through a series of experiments.

• Voice integration explores some of the movements and sounds that we used in our childhood to develop our voices, and utilizes them to expand our vocal abilities. While introducing the main functional elements of vocal production, the lessons are designed to provide: a healthy foundation for extensive speaking & singing; a complete understanding of how the voice functions; a unique strategy for overcoming speech or breathing difficulties.

• By tracing and redirecting the forces that cause sound to issue out from our mouths, we will give ourselves the opportunity to strengthen the foundation upon which the voice is based. As a result, your voice will re-emerge with newfound confidence.

• Voice Techniques from the worlds of classical, jazz and contemporary music that will address dealing with performance anxiety, while working on the interpretation of an individual song and the basics of individual/collective improvisation.

Voice Integration for the Singing & Speaking Voice
Dates: March 23, 2013 - June 15, 2013 (Saturday 3–5pm)
Tuition: $200 (3 months)
Language: English | Spanish
Location: ART/NY (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018)

To register for this workshop, you must complete the registration form & make payment. Both links are below. To pay by check, you may call the office to bring your check or mail it to the following address. Please write check to "IATI Theater."
For the workshop to be open, there must be a minimum of 5 people.


March is Music Kick-Off Concert at Pregones

FREE Series Kick-Off Concert
SO PERCUSSIONWednesday, March 6 @ 7pm
Called "an experimental powerhouse" by The Village Voice, SO Percussion creates fascinating music that explores the limits of musical sensation and possibility. Using unexpected instruments like coffee cans, conch shells, and a cactus, the Brooklyn-based quartet ventures out of the box by playing a range of new music by classical composers and popular artists. Whether performing in a concert hall or a rock venue, So Percussion is right at home projecting sheer excitement in its performances which have been called "astonishing and entracing" by Billboard Magazine.
So Percussion is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Community Concert Series and The Weill Music Institute, and sponsored by Target.

BODOMA - Garifuna Traditional Culture Band
SAT, March 9 @ 8PM. More info >>
Saturday, March 16 @ 8PM. More info >>
Saturday, March 23 @ 8PM. More info >>
Featuring Danny Rivera
Saturday, March 30 @ 8PM.

The Condemned (Los Condenados) a Puerto Rican film at Quad Cinema from March 1, 2013

The Condemned
A film by Roberto Busó-García
(Los Condenados, Puerto Rico, 2012, 91 min.)
Starring Cristina Rodlo, René Monclova, Axel Anderson, Marisé Álvarez, Rocky Venegas, Luz Odilea Font, Dolores Pedro, Daisy Granados, José Caro

Opens in New York this Friday, March 1!
34 West 13th Street, New York / (212) 255-2243
For showtimes and tickets visit: www.quadcinema.com
*Q&A with the director and cast members at the 7:35pm screenings on Fri & Sat 3/1 & 3/2.

Ana, the beautiful daughter of a once-famous doctor, travels to the remote town of Rosales, Puerto Rico – her late mother’s hometown. It was there that her father met and married her mother and opened his first free clinic for cancer research more than forty years ago. She plans to commemorate her dying father's legacy by converting their family's abandoned mansion into a museum honoring his achievements. With the help of the mansion's devoted caretaker, Ana begins the transformation only to be confronted by the secrets of the past. Her presence is unwelcome by the townspeople and the house itself, awakening dark forces that should have remained forever buried.

In Spanish with English Subtitles • Not Rated

Ballet Hispánico at The Joyce Theater

Ballet Hispánico
Celebrates 25th Season at The Joyce Theater
World Premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto,
30th Anniversary and Company Premiere of Jardi Tancat,
Joyce Premiere of Danzón with live music by Paquito D'Rivera
April 16-28, 2013

Ballet Hispánico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, returns to The Joyce Theater for its 25th annual New York Season from April 16-28, 2013. Tickets range from $10-$59. Tickets are available by phone at 212-242-0800 or online at Joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC.

Program A gives voice to a stellar trio of Spanish works: the world premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation; the 30th anniversary-and Company premiere-of Jardi Tancat, the award-winning work that launched Nacho Duato's career; and the Joyce premiere of A vueltas con los ochenta by the cutting-edge duo Inma García and Meritxell Barberá, which explores the "Movida Madrileña" against the backdrop of 1980s Europop.

Program B jewels include Argentinean Alejandro Cervera's Tango Vitrola, along with Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's Danzón, set to live music by Latin Jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera. The return of audience favorite Nube Blanco is a flamenco-inspired treat to behold.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity for our dancers to share the stage again with Paquito D'Rivera, one of the Latin Jazz greats, and to work with such gifted collaborators this season," said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico. "Cayetano Soto's brilliant new voice and Nacho Duato's first work ever combine to make this a program not to be missed."  

Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation, creates his first commission for Ballet Hispanico. A stellar introduction to this exceptionally talented and visionary artist, Sortijas will celebrate the Latino experience in its full cultural and social complexity.

Choreography by Nacho Duato
Duato's very first work, based on Catalonian folk tales sung by Maria del Mar Bonet, won him first prize at the International Choreographic Workshop in Cologne. With equal shades of passion and melancholy, the ballet evokes the despairing yet hopeful prayers of Spaniards who wait for rain on their barren land.

A vueltas con los ochenta (2012) - JOYCE PREMIERE
Choreography by Inma García and Meritxell Barberá
García and Barberá's first work for Ballet Hispanico uses contemporary dance to evoke the sights and sounds of the cultural revolution in 1980s Madrid known as "La Movida." Drawing upon that time's need for creative expression and individuality, the work recreates the memory of one night of freedom, exploration, and invention lived by a young group of friends.

Danzón with live music by the Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble (2009) - JOYCE PREMIERE
Choreography by Eduardo Vilaro
Initially evolved from Haitian contradance, the Danzón has been called the official dance of Cuba. Eduardo Vilaro has taken this traditional and quintessentially Cuban dance form and reinvented it with contemporary language to construct a joyous celebration of music and movement.

Tango Vitrola (1987) - JOYCE PREMIERE Choreography by Alejandro Cervera
Tango Vitrola conjures a metaphysical space that highlights the struggle between men and women through simple yet poetic patterns. 

Nube Blanco (2009) Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Nube Blanco (White Cloud) is inspired by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's childhood memories of the beautiful songs of Maria Dolores Pradera. Lopez Ochoa brilliantly integrates the Spanish zapateado footwork that is found in flamenco dance and gives it a contemporary twist.

Dancers: Lauren Alzamora, Donald Borror, Jamal Rashann Callender, Martina Calcagno, Alexander Duval, Mario Ismael Espinoza, Melissa Fernandez, Major Nesby, Hillary Ramos, Vanessa Valecillos, Kimberly Van Woesik, Joshua Peter Winzeler, and Jessica Alejandra Wyatt.

Ballet Hispanico will perform April 16-28, 2013 at The Joyce Theater, with performances Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm (Evening performance on Sunday, April 21 only).

Program A:
Tue 4/16 and Wed 4/17 at 7:30pm, Thu 4/18, Fri 4/19, Sat 4/20 and Sat 4/27 at 8pm, Sun 4/21 at 7:30pm
Jardi Tancat, Sortijas, A vueltas con los ochenta

Program B will include a live performance by Paquito D'Rivera:
Tue 4/23 and Wed 4/24 at 7:30pm, Thu 4/25 and Fri 4/26 at 8pm
Nube Blanco, Tango Vitrola, Danzón

Program C:
Sat 4/20, Sun 4/21, Sat 4/27 and Sun 4/28 at 2pm
Jardi Tancat, Tango Vitrola, Nube Blanco

The matinee performance on Saturday, April 27, 2013 will include a post-performance chat with artistic director Eduardo Vilaro and Ballet Hispánico dancers.

The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. Tickets begin at $10 and are available by phone at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org

Caracas: Juegos y ejercicios dramáticos como herramienta teatral

Taller práctico Juegos y ejercicios dramáticos como herramienta teatral
Facilitador: Iván Hernández-Rojas 
Director  de Jueghoy Teatro Dinámico / Dtto. Capital

Juegos y ejercicios dramáticos como herramienta teatral
El taller  es  de carácter  práctico  por lo que los participantes  inscritos  aceptan realizar  todas  las actividades  programadas en el mismo. No habrá participantes en carácter de observadores. Todas las personas deben participar activamente ya  que éste es el propósito mismo y metodología  del taller -que a manera de  laboratorio animado - ofrece  los resultados y conocimientos deseados

Fechas: 4 y 5  de marzo de 2013
Horario:   2 pm  a 4 p.m.
Lugar: Plaza Diego Ibarra  Espacio Ciudad Festival TEATRO

Dirigido a  personas (mayores de 16 años) artistas, estudiantes,  docentes, actores principiantes o en entrenamiento, recreadores, maestr@s, gente  de danza-circo- afines- interesad@s en el trabajo con niños y adolescentes  con juegos y dinámicas.

Información hernandezrojasivan@gmail.com / 0414 244 16 84

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts: An Evening with Lucie Arnaz

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Season with An Evening with Lucie Arnaz on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.

Daughter of showbiz royalty Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Lucie Arnaz performs a concert featuring new arrangements of favorite standards by Gershwin, Ellington, and Porter, as well as Latin tunes made famous by her father and showstoppers from her Broadway career.

Lucie Arnaz has had an extremely diversified career spanning over 45 years in show business. She has starred on the New York stage in They're Playing Our Song (Theatre World, LA Drama Critics and Outer Critic's Circle Awards), Lost in YonkersDirty Rotten Scoundrelsand Grace and Glorie; in the London premiere of The Witches Of Eastwick; in the Coconut Grove Playhouse premieres of Once Removed and A Picasso; in national tours of Seesaw,Whose Life Is It Anyway?Social Security and My One And Only (Sarah Siddons Award); and in regional theatre productions of Wonderful TownMaster ClassCabaretThe GuardsmanAnnie Get Your GunI Do! I Do!Educating RitaVanities, and Mack And Mabel, to name just a few.

She has appeared on television in The Lucie Arnaz ShowSons And DaughtersThe Black DahliaThe Mating SeasonWho Gets The Friends?Washington Mistress,Death Scream and six seasons of Here's Lucy; on the big screen with Neil Diamond and Sir Laurence Oliver in The Jazz Singer (Golden Globe Nomination), Down To You,Second ThoughtsBilly Jack Goes To WashingtonThe PackWild Seven and has lent her voice to the new animated fantasy about the NY Yankees, Henry And Me.

Lucie has performed the opening number on the Academy Awards (1981) and at The White House several times. She was Executive Producer of the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special (Emmy nomination), and Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie (Emmy winner 1993). She recorded her first album for Concord Jazz, "Just In Time," and her newest CD, "Latin Roots," is a celebration of just what the title says. Lucie has been traveling the country and the world with her various concerts for over 20 years.  With her brother, Desi, she manages Desilu, too, LLC. With her husband, actor Laurence Luckinbill, she manages five grown children. Lucie invites you to visit her online atluciearnaz.com.

Marzo: Teatro en el Comisionado de Cultura.

Lehman Center: A Chorus Line Rescheduled for Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 7pm

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is happy to announce that A Chorus Line will honor its commitment and appear on the Lehman Center stage on Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 7PM.
All ticket holders are encouraged to keep their tickets to attend the performance's new date.    

Due to late notice, we are offering a "Buy One Get One Free" for advanced ticket sales expiring the day of the performance. Use code "ACL" when ordering your tickets over the phone or in person. Unfortunately the offer is not available online.  

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your A Chorus Line Tickets, please call our box office for further instruction at (718) 960-8833

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We here at Lehman Center appreciate your cooperation.  

For more information about our upcoming events, call our Box Office
 at (718) 960-8833 or visit our website at www.LehmanCenter.org.  Because this event is on Monday – classes are in progress and parking is limited.  Please use mass transit or allow ample time for parking.

Not a Leg to Stand On by Lina Meruane

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

March Is Music 2013 at Pregones Theater

SO Percussion, BODOMA, Quinteto Latino, Desmar Guevara and The Harlem Hellfightes On A Latin Beat with Guest Artist Danny Rivera

Pregones Theater’s 33rd Season continues with the popular March Is Music series from Wednesday, March 6th, through Saturday, March 30th. This year’s headliners are world-class exponents of contemporary percussion—SO percussion, Garifuna Traditional—BODOMA, Contemporary Classical—QUINTETO LATINO, New Music/Jazz—DESMAR GUEVARA and Jazz, Ragtime & Danza—THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS ON A LATIN BEAT with Guest Artist DANNY RIVERA. Five concerts, open rehearsals and public conversations for all ages! The series kicks off with a FREE event and tickets for all other shows start at $12 for residents of twelve select zip codes in The Bronx, East Harlem, and Washington Heights. All performances are at Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, just south of Yankee Stadium and east of the Gateway Mall at Bronx Terminal Market. Events calendar and online ticket sales at www.pregones.org or by phone at 718-585-1202.

Called "an experimental powerhouse" by The Village Voice, So Percussion creates fascinating music that explores the limits of musical sensation and possibility. Using unexpected instruments like coffee cans, conch shells, and a cactus, the Brooklyn-based quartet ventures out of the box by playing a range of new music by classical composers and popular artists. Whether performing in a concert hall or a rock venue, So Percussion is right at home projecting sheer excitement in its performances which have been called "astonishing and entrancing" by Billboard Magazine. Presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall and the Weill Music Institute. The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®

Ancestral West African musical traditions take center stage with Bodoma Garífuna Cultural Band. Hailing from Honduras, Bronx-based Bodoma's energetic performance style has at its center a three-drum ensemble and a wide array of traditional percussion instruments. Their participatory call-and-response vocals echo sacred invocations of the spirits of nature. Gariífuna heritage is unique in almost every sense. Slavery played a minor part in the history of the Garífunas, allowing them to retain and further develop traditional customs with unparalleled integrity.

Founded in 2004 by French hornist Armando Castellano, Quinteto Latino is devoted to performing with world-class artistry in communities not often served by classical musicians. Championing younger and lesser-known composers of Latino heritage, the group expands the boundaries of classical music, inspiring new generations of players and audiences. For its featured MIM2013 residency and concert, QL and  pairs up with composer GUILLERMO GALINDO for the NY premiere of Voces del Desierto/Voices of the Desert. The compositions honor the many unnamed immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The concert features video, traditional wind instruments, and fantastical hand-made instruments created from personal belongings found at the border.
Diane Grubbe – Flute, Kyle Bruckmann – Oboe, Leslie Tagorda – Clarinet, Armando Castellano - French Horn and Shawn Jones - Bassoon
Additional Free Event: On Friday, March 15th @ 1:00 pm, Quinteto Latino will also conduct a Meet The Artist open rehearsal suitable for groups and individuals of all ages. Limited seating, call to reserve.

DESMAR GUEVARA /Grados Inefables - SATURDAY, MARCH 23 @ 8:00 PM
NY PREMIERE ● NPN Commission Join us for the world premiere of Grados Inefables, a 45-minute chamber music work for piano and string quartet by Pregones' resident composer Desmar Guevara. Each of the four movements alludes to gradual pursuit of enlightenment and esoteric knowledge of Freemasonry. "Masonry is a succession of allegories, the mere vehicles of great lessons in morality and philosophy. You will more fully appreciate its spirit, its object, its purposes, as you advance in the different Degrees, which you will find constitute a great, complete, and harmonious system." - Albert Pike. ABOUT THE COMPOSER: A seasoned champion of new music idioms, composer Desmar Guevara is also committed to writing experimental and Afro Puerto Rican music for the theater.  Since 1994, Desmar Guevara has served as composer, arranger and performer of numerous productions at Pregones Theater, including La Rosa Roja/The Red Rose and The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat, both issued as original cast recordings. He is also Pregones Theater’s Musical Director and the founder and director of chamber jazz ensemble Taller Sicá, which has recorded the full-length CD, Del otro lado del espejo, featuring special guest Danny Rivera. Additional Free Event: On Friday, March 23 @ 1:00 pm, the ensemble will conduct a Meet The Artist open rehearsal suitable for groups and individuals of all ages. Limited seating, call to reserve!   

Special Closing Event: The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat IN CONCERT! This jazz-rag-danza concert is based on Pregones popular musical by the same name. Music and story merge in this one-night only concert featuring an 8-piece band, popular music icon DANNY RIVERA, and members of the original cast. From James Reese Europe to Rafael Hernández, the Harlem Hellfighters' extraordinary valor and musicianship made it the most celebrated regiment, with most popular music of the First World War era. Special Bonus: We will be celebrating the release of The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat CD, featuring Danny Rivera and the original cast members. On this evening Pregones will also present a tribute to Pregones' 2013 Master Artist PABLO MARCANO GARCÍA.

WHERE: Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue Walton, between 149 & 150 Streets in The Bronx. DIRECTIONS: Trains # 2, 4, 5 to 149th Grand Concourse.
TICKETS:  $12 ZipTickets for residents of zip codes 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10474, 10029, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10040; seniors and students $15 advance, $28 door; general admission $24 advance, $40 door. Members $18 advance, $25 door; seniors and students $12 advance, $15 door. Special Closing Event: general admission $40 advance, $60 door. Limited seating, BUY EARLY. Online ticket sales at www.pregones.org or by phone at 718-585-1202.

CREDITS: Support for MARCH IS MUSIC 2013 generously provided by The JP Morgan Chase Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program, Simón Bolívar Foundation, The Samuels Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Lucille Lortel Foundation, Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, and National Performance Network. This program made possible in part by public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Voces del desierto and Grados Inefables are National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Projects co-commissioned (for Voces) by MACLA in partnership with Pregones Theater, Quinteto Latino, and NPN; and (for Grados) by Pregones Theater in partnership with MACLA, Su Teatro, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency) For more information: www.npnweb.org.

PREGONES THEATER • 575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10451
Pregones Theater is a Bronx-based ensemble whose mission is to create and perform original musical theater and plays rooted in Puerto Rican/Latino cultures, and to present other artists who share our twin commitment to the arts and civic enrichment. With a year-round calendar of events, bilingual programming for all ages, and multiple admission discount offers, Pregones Theater is helping transform the South Bronx into a vibrant arts and cultural district. Awards include Primary Cultural Institution Designation from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Governor’s Arts Award, and the 2011 NYC Neighborhood Achievement Award, among many others.
Phone: 718-585-1202 Web: www.pregones.org Facebook/Twitter: pregonestheater

Repertorio Español announces the winners of the 2012 METLIFE NUESTRAS VOCES NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

Barceló con hielo (Barceló on the Rocks) by Dominican-American playwright Marco Antonio Rodríguez took first place. The playwright will receive a cash award of $3,000 and the play will receive a full production at Repertorio in 2014.

Now on its 14th edition, MetLife Nuestras Voces has brought awareness to dozens of Latino plays and playwrights throughout the nation. The competition is responsible for the production of 13 plays at Repertorio Español. In addition, many of the competition’s finalists have gone on to receive readings, workshops and full productions at theaters such as Second Stage, Teatro Vista in Chicago and Signature Theatre in Virginia. Playwrights have subsequently received fellowships and residencies at companies such as The Public Theatre in New York and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, respectively. Playwrights that have participated in the competition have won ACE and HOLA Awards (Lina Gallegos, Carlos Lacámara, and Jorge González) and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Quiara Alegría Hudes). The competition has distributed $100,000 in cash awards to Latino playwrights.

Over the course of 14 years, the MetLife Nuestras Voces Competition has been responsible for 13 original productions, garnered 16 ACE & HOLA Awards, given 58 cash awards, presented dozens of staged readings, and produced a professional DVD of Silvia González’s “Boxcar.” Most recently, with the support of MetLife Foundation, Repertorio Español and NoPassport Press published two bilingual anthologies of five winning plays emerging from the competition.

1st Place: (Award: $3,000)
BARCELÓ CON HIELO by Marco Antonio Rodríguez from San Antonio, TX
The play tells the story of Nino, a Dominican from el Cibao living in New York City. In the course of one night he must confront his own mortality and dark secrets that are intrinsically tied to the island’s political history and have plagued his family for generations. 

2nd Place (Award: $2,000)
BASILICA by Mando Alvarado from Los Angeles, CA

3rd Place (Award: $1,000)
I PUT THE FEAR OF MEXICO IN ‘EM by Matthew Paul Olmos from Brooklyn, NY 

Runners – Up (Award: $500 each)
AMERICAN TRIAGE by Marisela Treviño Orta from San Francisco, CA
EXCLUSIVA by Agustín Meléndez Eyraud from Los Angeles, CA

The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 20, 2013 before the premiere of Vincent Toro’s “21” (Winning play of the 2011 Competition) at Repertorio Español located at 138 East 27th Street New York, NY 10016 (between Lexington and Third Avenues). The premiere will be followed by a reception in honor of the competition’s 13th Anniversary and the launch of the anthology.
About Marco Antonio Rodríguez:
Marco Antonio Rodríguez is a Dominican-American playwright, actor, director and producer born and raised in New York City. Mr. Rodríguez graduated from the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Performing Arts and holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University.  His plays include Pico de gallo; Dios nos libre (Heaven Forbid(s)!,), which was named Outstanding New Play by The Texas Theater Critics Forum; and La luz de un cigarillo (Ashes of Light,) which received 5 HOLA and 4 ACE Awards, including Best Play and Best Direction, during its extended run at LATEA Theater and Lehman Stages in New York. La luz de un cigarrillo was recently published by NoPassport Press in Spanish and English. His screenplays Silencio (Silence,) Mariscal (Marshall,) and Kennedy in a Box all won 1st Place in NYC’s Midnight Screenplay Competitions in separate years. In addition, Silencio (Silence) won Best Dramatic Short at the Action On Film Festival in Pasadena, CA and was an official selection at the SoCal Film Festival in Huntington Beach, CA and a finalist in the prestigious Creative World Awards. Mariscal was also a finalist in the Slamdance Writing Competition. Mr. Rodríguez’s directing credits include the South West premiere of Rick Najera’s Latinologues at the Undermain Theatre and the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas; Pico de gallo at the Ice House Cultural Center (IHCC) in Dallas; “La luz de un cigarrillo” at Teatro LATEA in New York, and Dios nos libre at IHCC and at the New Jazz Space Theater in New York as part of the (International Fringe Festival). Mr. Rodríguez resides in San Antonio, Texas and is a guest writer for Latino Leaders Magazine.

Friday, February 15, 2013

We The Latinas! at Manhattan Repertory Theatre

The February Event -Series One –Five Short Plays
Thursday February 21 at 6.30 PM
Friday February 22 at 6.30 PM
For ticket reservations e-mail: mrtreserve@gmail.com
Ticket price is $20.
For more details go to: www.manhattanrep.com
Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 West 42nd St. #614
New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2 de marzo: Made in Guasmo en Union City

El Union City Performing Arts Center en conjunto con Procreart, Inc. se complacen en presentar a La Compañía de Comedias de Cecill Villar en  Made in Guasmo, la obra cumbre del dramaturgo ecuatoriano Félix Andrés Martínez. 

Si hay un "Made in USA", "Made in France", "Made in Italy", ¿por qué no un Made in Guasmo?  La sensacional comedia muestra un lado más de nuestra gente; puede pasar en cualquier lugar y hasta en su propio país

En esta divertidísima comedia, con carácter de crítica social,  se muestra lo que se desarrolla en un barrio periférico y pobre, donde las gentes tratan de sobrevivir a las carencias de la vida. Una típica familia pobre trata de demostrar lo contrario y piensa que casando a su hija con un gringo millonario se solucionarían sus problemas.

Una madre dominante, un padre no muy hábil, una hija sin personalidad y una empleada, que como en los clásicos, pone el dedo en la llaga conforman un cóctel muy divertido. 

Venga a reir de principio a fin con esta comedia y con las primeras figuras: Edison Carrera, Franco Galecio, Stalin Cando, Paola Myerstone, y Jesús Martínez

Dirección general: Cecill Villar; escenografía y asistencia de producción por Edison Carrera; director de arte, Franco Galecio.

Made in Guasmo
Sábado, 2 de Marzo, 2013
7:00 PM
Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Blvd., Union City, NJ 07087

Entrada gratuita
Estacionamiento gratis


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Teatro Soy abre en el Alto Manhattan

El 13 de Febrero de 2013 abre sus puertas el Teatro Soy, con un Opening para el disfrute de todos.

El Teatro Soy tiene como objetivo comprometerse con los grupos étnicos para consolidar las culturas con su “Arte, Esfuerzo y Dedicación”, como expone su slogan. Su misión es producir, promover y difundir el arte, dentro y fuera del país, con la finalidad de acrecentar los conocimientos y al mismo tiempo servirles de plataforma a los nuevos y antiguos talentos.
Soy  tiene la capacidad de albergar a 52 espectadores, con un stage que mide 19 de ancho y 11 de largo. Estará a disposición de todos, si desean alquilarlo, para celebrar distintos eventos artísticos como presentaciones de obras, conferencias, reuniones, ensayos, entre otros.
La estructura organizacional está compuesta por Saarah Medrano como Directora Ejecutiva, Jany Montandon (Asistente Administrativa), José Cruz (Director Operativo), Eddy Jiménez (Técnico) y Rafael Peralta (Asesor Artístico), entre otros colaboradores.
La actividad se realizará el Miércoles 13 de febrero del presente año, dando inicio a las 7:15pm y tendrá lugar en el 4111 de Broadway, 2do piso. New York. NY,  entre las calles 173 y 174. A este acontecimiento asistirá la prensa, miembros de distintas organizaciones comunitarias y artísticas y el público en general.
Este día, el Teatro Soy presentará una danza llamada Festejo con la agrupación Fuerza Peruana,  Chavela un unipersonal interpretado por la actriz Aida Álvarez y el buen humor del comediante Rafael Peralta mejor conocido como Podalirio El Chévere. Para cerrar con broche de oro habrá un coctel y la ambientación de un solo de piano. 

San Juan, PR: Noches de Peña en Homenaje a Violeta Parra

A 46 años de la desaparición de una de las grandes compositoras y artistas latinoamericanas, la Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular (FNCP) y el grupo Tepeu presentan su segunda Peña del año titulada Noches de Peña: Homenaje a Violeta Parra, a celebrarse el sábado, 9 de febrero de 2013, a las 8:00pm en la FNCP, ubicado en la calle Fortaleza del Viejo San Juan, núm. 56.

Esta Peña contará con el regreso a la FNCP del reconocido cantautor Américo Boschettiel poeta y músico Sergio Negrón, el cantautor puertorriqueño Emanuel Emilio y la música folklórica latinoamericana y andina del grupo Tepeu, quienes estarán rindiendo un homenaje musical a Violeta Parra.

Las Noches de Peña proponen el revivir las noches de café-teatro -conocidas en Latinoamérica como “peñas”- en donde artistas de todos los estilos se reunían bajo un mismo techo y ofrecían un concierto variado y al estilo bohémico, folklórico, poético y declamativo.

El grupo Tepeu, pioneros en la creación de este tipo de actividad, ha reunido a más de 50 artistas de Puerto Rico y el extranjero bajo el mismo camino de rescatar y dar fortaleza actividades culturales que sean accesibles a todo tipo de público y gustos.

El público podrá disfrutar de las Peñas todos los segundos sábados de cada mes, con una gran diversidad de artistas y estilos en cada noche. También los seguidores de las Peñas podrán disfrutar de las mismas en vivo, vía internet, bajo el enlace www.tepeu.org.

La actividad tiene un costo de $10.00 dólares por persona, tiene espacios limitados y está abierta para el público en general. En la misma podrán disfrutar de un menú de tapas y bebidas que la FNCP ofrece en cada Peña. También podrán adquirir las producciones discográficas de todos los artistas que se presentarán en esta actividad.

Para más información, favor de comunicarse al:
Tel.: 787.751.8024/787.724.7165
Cel.: 787.662.5559 / 787.238.0835 / 787.645.3559
tepeu@hotmail.com / bayoan@gmail.com / info@prpop.org
www.tepeu.org | www.facebook.com/grupotepeu |    www.PRpop.org

Monday, February 4, 2013

Caracas: presentación de la Asociación Venezolana de Crítica Teatral AVENCRIT.

A continuación, la invitación al encuentro con los miembros de la Asociación Venezolana de Crítica Teatral AVENCRIT, excelente iniciativa para calibrar los alcances del teatro venezolano.

Reciban  un cordial saludo en nombre de E. A. Moreno Uribe, Carlos Herrera, Luis Alberto Rosas, Joaquín LugoBruno Mateo y Walter De Andrade, todos dedicados a la crónica, crítica, reseña y difusión del quehacer teatral en diversos medios impresos y digitales de regional y nacional.

Esta es una invitación especial que te hacemos para que asistas a nuestro encuentro con los medios de comunicación social con motivo del  inicio de actividades de la Asociación Venezolana de Crítica Teatral AVENCRIT.

La presentación formal de nuestra organización se llevará a cabo en rueda de prensa el día jueves, 07 de febrero de 2013, a las 10:00 a.m. en la sede del Laboratorio Teatral Anna Julia Rojas, ubicado en la Avenida México cerca de la Estación de  Metro Bellas Artes,  al  lado de la entrada del estacionamiento del Hotel Alba Caracas.

AVENCRIT es una naciente organización que tiene como principal objetivo agremiar a críticos, escritores, periodistas, dramaturgos y creadores en general dedicados al impulso e investigación de las artes escénicas nacionales.  
E.A. Moreno Uribe, periodista de dilatada trayectoria en la crítica teatral, columnista en los diarios Últimas Noticias y La Voz, y autor del blog elespectadorvenezolano, presidirá la asociación en su etapa inicial.  Lo acompañan en la directiva: Luis Alberto Rosas, columnista de los medios digitales vayaalteatro.com, códigovenezuela.com y autor del blog  En primerafila; Bruno Mateo, especializado en crítica de teatro infantil, actualmente publica en los impresos Public-arte y Todos Adentro y  en el blog Ciudad Escrita; Walter De Andrade columnista del diario El Nuevo País y autor del blog Tábula Rasa Teatro; Joaquín Lugo, quien publica en Tal Cual y en el blog En las tablas críticas, y Carlos Herrera columnista del diario Ciudad Ccs y autor del blog Bitácora Crítica.
Te esperamos, para que conozcas mayores detalles de nuestro proyecto, el día jueves, 07 de febrero de 2013, a las 10:00 a.m. en la sede del Laboratorio Teatral Anna Julia Rojas, ubicado en la Avenida México, cerca  de  la Estación de  Metro Bellas Artes,  al  lado  de la entrada  del estacionamiento  del Hotel Alba Caracas.

Te agradecemos la confirmación de tu asistencia a los teléfonos 0414 9071720 (Luis Alberto Rosas) y 0416 8014534 (Hernán Colmenares) y así facilitarnos el control de la asistencia y el apoyo logístico correspondiente.

Contacto  en la red: @avencrit /  avencrit@gmail.com
Facebook: Asociación Venezolana de Crítica Teatral (Grupo y Página)
Blog: http://avencrit.blogspot.com