Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater and R.Evolución Latina announce the 2024 edition of their joint Raúl Juliá Training Unit (RJTU) and Beyond Workshop Series (BWS), an acclaimed interdisciplinary training and outreach program that challenges practicing and aspiring artists to further develop their creative, performative, technical, self-confidence, and leadership skills to succeed in the arts.
This year’s training will develop and explore these disciplines through the lens of BODY MUSIC. Participants will expand their artistry by applying these tools and further developing their storytelling skills through varying classes and workshops.
The 2-week program will culminate with a special public performance opportunity. Those accepted into the program will have the chance to be part of the showcase production of BARBA, directed by Luis Salgado. BARBA is a contemporary musical and the true story of Brazilian body percussionist Fernando Barba written by Carlos Bauzys and Kim Bixler. Carlos Bauzys is a renowned Brazilian music director who serves as co-music director of Barba’s namesake body percussion group the Barbatuques.
Participation in the showcase production is not mandatory nor required to participate in workshops.
The application period for this term is now closed. RJTU + BWS engage artists that are dedicated to growing and giving back through their art. All disciplines, experience levels, and ethnic/cultural heritages are encouraged to apply.
COST AND COMMITMENT:
- FREE • NO COST! This program is created to further the growth of artists that are committed to giving back. Those accepted into the 2024 RJTU + BWS will receive a full scholarship. In return, participants are asked to pay it forward by volunteering of their time and talents to help others go beyond.
- Pregones/PRTT and R.Evolución Latina provide this platform as a means to empower professional and aspiring artists. We believe that coming together as creative community makes us stronger, and that all tools have a place in our creative practice!
Pregones/PRTT and R.Evolución Latina proudly collaborate as a way honor and amplify the legacy of Miriam Colón (1936-2017) and Raúl Juliá (1940-1994), two titans who helped pave the way for all Latinx artists today.