¡Guaracha! (2019) is our fresh musical adaptation of one of the most enduring works of contemporary Puerto Rican literature: La guaracha del Macho Camacho (Macho Camacho’s Beat) by maestro Luis Rafael Sánchez. “Politics, protest and pleasure in a disco swirl,” raved The New York Times. In the segment shown, “La vida es una cosa fenomenal” (Life Is A Phenomenal Thing), a colossal afternoon traffic jam turns into celebration when the hit song of the moment shakes everyone out of their daily worries.
With the input of artists and audiences of all ages, Brides (2008) bridged cultures, geographies, languages, and performance styles to say something provocative about an experience that continues to touch the lives and loves of women the world over. Lead artists were Rosalba Rolón of Pregones/PRTT in NYC, Mia Grijp of Sering Vzw in Antwerp, Viera Dubačová of Divadlo z Pasáže in Banská Bystrica, and writer Anna Grusková in Bratislava.
Hailed by critics as “the quintessential Boricua play,” El Apagón / The Blackout has been performed to standing ovations in more than 30 U.S. cities, as well as in Puerto Rico, Canary Islands, Holland, and Slovakia. The segment shown, “De mi corazón” (Of My Heart), from the 2014 Off-Broadway run with Jorge B. Merced and Flaco Navaja, is a typically playful and musical example of Pregones/PRTT’s “No 4th Wall” style.
For March Is Music 2014, Pregones/PRTT honorary ensemble member Danny Rivera, together with world-class jazz-tango fusion quintet MonkTango, led by Konrad Adderley, and the fiery yet light as air dancers of Diego Blanco and Ana Padrón, stole our breath and our hearts! The number highlighted here, “El día que me quieras” (The Day You Love Me), is a classic tango song popularized by the great Carlos Gardel, and also featured in his 1935 Paramount Pictures film of the same name.
In the spring of 2010, a group of Latinx older adults from Erma Cava Senior Center in the South Bronx collaborated to develop, script, perform, and shoot a short film. This foray into the arts was one of Pregones/PRTT’s signature Seniors In Motion workshops. The enduring result reflects on the idea and lived experience of LOVE in all its richness.
In 1990, the artists of Pregones collaborated with documentary filmmaker Diana Coryat to capture a video performance of our long-running interactive forum theater project addressing HIV/AIDS. THE EMBRACE • EL ABRAZO provided hard hit Puerto Rican/Latinx communities in New York City with a bilingual platform where they could voice experiences, get facts, and build solidarity.
FREE ONLINE – 9:30pm on October 7, 2020 – Bronx Film Wednesdays goes digital with new monthly screenings online and on BronxNet cable channels. This month we are wearing our flashiest attire for MARIACHIS CON PANTALONES, the story of Grammy winning musicians Mireya Ramos and Shea Fiol, key members of popular all-women Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Directed by Sonia Fritz, the short doc is paired with award-winning films from Cuba and Puerto Rico, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. – SAVE THE DATE!
FREE ONLINE – Second Session through May 1 – The Raúl Juliá Training Unit and Beyond Workshop Series is now on Zoom! Join other aspiring and practicing artists in daily classes and conversations sure to keep you in tip-top shape through quarantine. Classes imparted by seasoned theater professionals with Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, film and television credits. Join as often as you like, dare to go beyond. — GET DANCING TODAY!
FREE ONLINE – May 16-21, 2020 – We are proud to partner with Jane Gabriels and the extended creative family of PEPATIÁN in bringing together diverse cultural and community leaders to talk about issues impacting the future of the Boogie Down, and how arts and culture can be a conduit towards a better tomorrow. Get thinking, join the dialogue, and let’s all keep it real! Advance RSVP is required; events live via Zoom. — RSVP NOW!
FREE ONLINE – Playing Now for Limited Time! – 4th edition of Pregones/PRTT’s 21 Islands Film Fest is online for free streaming and bursting with visual pizzazz! 51 short films from around the world organized into 5 fun-packed festival Groups including a special showcase just for Children and Families. Winners include multiple Festival Jury Prizes and Audience Choice Awards. — WATCH NOW!