TWO DAYS – TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS!
IN THE BRONX:
Sunday April 8, 2018 @ 7pm
Monday April 9, 2018 @ 7pm
A night of 6 short plays about the BX’s most memorable dance clubs!
The 2018 rendition of 48 Hours in El Bronx takes a tour through some of the most memorable dance clubs in the Boogie Down’s history. Known as the borough of music, the six clubs selected for this year’s celebration include:
- Club 845 – the Prospect Ave home of Jazz and Be Bop in the 1950’s
- Tritons – the 1960’s premiere live Latin music club
- Disco Fever – the famed 1970’s South Bronx Hip Hop dance club
- The Savoy Manor – the 70’s & 80’s stage of the likes of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Live
- G.T.’s – a primarily Latina & Latino 1990’s Bronx LGBTQ dance club
- Mexico in the BX – a series of Mexican music and dance clubs in the Bronx
HOW? 6 PLAYWRIGHTS • 6 DIRECTORS • 18 ACTORS unite in six 10-minute raw impressions of the BX dance and music history. The short plays are created over the span of 48 Hours and performed live in two thrilling final performances – one in the Bronx and the other in Manhattan! Presented in association with the Obie Award Winning HARLEM9
A feature event of PregonesPRTT’s Playwrights Unit and Artist Space At Pregones (ASAP)
Join us for the culminating event of this unique theater experience!
48Hours in… El Bronx is a collaborative experience presented in association with our colleagues from Harlem9, in which 30 invited artists – 6 Latino playwrights, along with 6 directors and 18 actors – are challenged to re-conceive notable events/experiences from The Bronx into six different ten-minute plays.
Featuring the work of playwrights:
Pablo García Gámez
Modesto “Flako” Jimenez
Diego M Chiri
Christin Eve Cato
Cedric Leiba, Jr.
Chérie Celeste Malone
Joaquin M. Rosa
Harlem9 is a collaborative producing organization in Harlem, comprised of a group Black theatre professionals from various backgrounds to produce together in Harlem, exploring the past, present and future of black culture, celebrating its rich and diverse history of storytelling. The Harlem9 won an OBIE award in 2014 for 48Hours in… Harlem, their annual sold out theater festival.
We are thrilled to be collaborating with Harlem9 to bring this energy to El Bronx!
For more information about Harlem9 visit their website at www.harlem9.org
start at $15
Please note: Each performance is at a different location. Choose from: