Pregones/PRTT proudly stands with artists in Puerto Rico as they begin the long process of rebuilding and maintaining their vital cultural voices. Now through October 31st we are going shoulder to shoulder with other members of the community in order to bring a little relief to those who generate so much good!
WHAT: $500 micro-grants to theater, music, dance, visual, and literary arts practitioners in Puerto Rico. WHY: Because artists in Puerto Rico are on the receiving end of emergency today. Your support of this peer-to-peer artist relief drive helps us put emergency cash in their hands with no intermediary costs retained by Pregones/PRTT. HOW: We are dedicating 100% of ticket sales for two scheduled performances, on October 7 and 20, and 100% of all tax-exempt donations, through October 31. The drive’s reach depends on how much money we raise together. Help us assist as many deserving artists as possible, we give you not just one but 3 great ways to take action:
Support the drive online at the links above, in person, by check, or by calling 718-585-1202. Read more about it on our Artistic Director’s BLOG!
ABOUT BENEFIT PERFORMANCES:
Anniversary concert presented in tribute to 100 years of the 369th Infantry of the U.S. Army, its influential regimental band, and its legendary African American and Puerto Rican musician-soldiers — including the great Rafael Hernández and band leader James Reese Europe! Special thank you and recognition to our partners: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (www.cccadi.org) and Harlem 9 (www.harlem9.org).
Critics call it “the quintessential Boricua play” and The New York Times said it’s “illuminated by miracles and music.” No wonder, El Apagón is one of Pregones/PRTT’s most popular productions. Adapted from a story by great Puerto Rican author José Luis González. The show is gearing up to represent New York City at the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas Festival in Los Angeles!