Author Archives Rosalba Rolon

  • By ROSALBA ROLÓN – The BRONX is synonymous with MUSIC. It has been so for decades. And come March, we at Pregones/PRTT are turning up the volume on the musical tradition of The Bronx. Once again MARCH IS MUSIC gathers music ensembles and bands with a broad range of musical offerings. They will share our […]

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  • BY ROSALBA ROLÓN We did it! Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, institutions, and sister organizations, our Hurricane María Relief Drive for Artists in Puerto Rico met and surpassed initial collective intentions. The initiative provided direct, no-strings assistance to 172 artists in all disciplines in just three short months! Starting 27 September 2017, donations […]

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  • Click Here to DONATE NOW!   The People are uniting and, as a result, WE ARE NOT TO BE DEFEATED! I proudly share with you details of the progress we’ve made, working together, since launch of the Hurricane María Relief Drive for Artists at Pregones/PRTT. First, a quick reminder of our guiding principles in conducting the […]

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  • “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido” (The People United Will Never Be Defeated) is now a universally known chant for popular solidarity and the struggle for justice. It dates back to dark days in the history of Latin America, and is an extraordinary example of when artists raise their voices to inspire millions of persons to […]

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  • On July 1st Pregones + Puerto Rican Traveling Theater began a brand new Season of fabulous programming.  July 1st is the equivalent of our New Year’s celebration.  With it, comes the traditional New Season’s resolutions, the return of our audience’s favorite programs and the birth of brand new artistic experiments.  All the way to June […]

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  • Two productions will crown our stages this Summer: EL BOLERO WAS MY DOWNFALL at Pregones Theater in The Bronx, and the Broadway district opening of SPAMILTON at Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in Manhattan. Allow me to brag a bit. Two of the things we do extremely well at PregonesPRTT are: adaptations and collaborations. El Bolero […]

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  • When Miriam Colón bid farewell on March 3rd, she did so as gracefully as she lived. The trail of tributes from around the world, and most especially from those whose lives she touched speak volumes of her life, her vision, her wisdom, her wit. I will not attempt to match the thousands of messages received […]

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  • By January 29th, when the show closed, nearly 25,000 audience members had seen I Like It Like That – A Musical at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (PRTT) since it began last September.  Think for a moment of the significance of this. PRTT has 186 seats available for this production. We performed 8 times a […]

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  • By Rosalba Rolón. “We’re small, but not the smallest island. Surrounded by water on all four sides of the island. From our tallest mountain we can see other islands far away. All surrounded by water, as islands are.” I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. This is what we hear from the moment we […]

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  • Each year for the past 37 years, the end of our theater season coincides with Pregones Theater’s birthday. Thirty seven years ago (1979) three friends reached across a dining room table and shook hands to seal our agreement. “Are we now a theater company?” we asked, staring at each other. “We are”—I can’t remember who […]

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