January 26-29, 2020 in THE BRONX – A new multidisciplinary theater work by award-winning poet, performance artist, and playwright Paul S. Flores. Winner of Creative Capital and Map Fund awards, the show explores true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the United States. Developed with and featuring Afro-Cuban jazz luminary Yosvany Terry; award-winning choreographer and dancer Ramón Ramos Alayo; and Oakland-based hip-hop artist DJ Leydis. Directed by Rosalba Rolón with videography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. Only 4 performances — Buy your tickets early!
January 9-19, 2020 in MANHATTAN – Encore run of acclaimed first full-length play by Latinx favorite Flaco Navaja and a stellar five-piece Latin band, aka The Razor Blades. Part coming of age story, part love letter to salsa and The Bronx, EVOLUTION OF A SONERO delivers a testament to human resilience in a spirited concert theater tribute. Directed by Jorge B. Merced. Back in NYC for a strictly limited engagement. Buy your tickets early!
From November 15, 2019 in MANHATTAN – Adapted from the novel LA GUARACHA DEL MACHO CAMACHO by Luis Rafael Sánchez. A cast of wild, mostly lovable, and decidedly over the top characters —The Deejay, The Senator, The Socialite Wife, The Son, The Mistress, and Doña Chon, the nosy neighbor— poke fun at a situation most messy, most sticky, and most certainly out of control! Off-Broadway World Premiere at historic Puerto Rican Traveling Theater on West 47th Street. TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
November 9-10, 2019 in THE BRONX – Second Annual Bronx Dance & Drum Festival curated by Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co. This two-day event showcases the uniqueness of different cultures from the African Diaspora together on one stage! The festival advances Bombazo’s mission to connect the African presence of the Americas through dance and drum. This year’s theme, CROWNS: Telas de resistencia / Fabrics of Resistance, pays tribute to the women of the diaspora who have kept their cultural traditions alive and have passed them down to the next generations. Workshops, Drum Circle, Live Performances!
September 11, 2019 in THE BRONX – Real-time screening of large scale video installation by net.art pioneer Wolfgang Staehle, presented in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and in observance of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Video will start at 8:00 am and will show the entire course of the day, with the planes crashing at 8:46 am and 9:03 am, followed by the aftermath, running until sundown. Live music improvisation featuring Edsel Gómez, on piano, and Iván Renta, on saxophone, at 6pm. FREE event. Seating is limited — RSVP now!
August 15-18, 2019 in DALLAS – Touring engagement of Pregones/PRTT’s production of Flaco Navaja’s first full-length play presented as part of Cara Mía Theatre Co.’s Latinidades Festival. The acclaimed show pays homage to many great musical icons and the wild mix that gives life to a rhyme, a people, and a culture. A must-see! Performances at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, in Dallas, Texas.
September 9-23 in MANHATTAN – The autobiographical musical of The Queen of Freestyle: Judy Torres. The beloved star shares the secret and sacred truth of her experiences, and of how her own music and the fans who follow her have actually saved her life.
July 28, 2019 in THE BRONX — Pregones/PRTT’s annual summer block party featuring the multicultural artists of Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ LA CASITA. Through poetry, music, and stories, a powerful community of artist-activists give voice to the everyday heroes working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights. FREE admission, all are welcome!
October 4 in THE BRONX – A fun and rigorous conversation exploring how artists have utilized Bomba & Plena to preserve and promote an important Puerto Rican cultural heritage, and to empower individuals and communities in pursuit of social justice.
November 1-18 in MANHATTAN – Stories of resistance and resilience from brazen feminist and working-class perspectives — brimming with heart and laugh out loud humor! First NYC performances in five years!