Alvan Colón Lespier is a seasoned theater director, playwright, and producer, and the cherished mentor to multiple generations of artists and arts advocates across all disciplines. As Associate Artistic Director of Pregones/PRTT he plays a key role in the development of the company’s acting and music ensemble, creative methodology, and original repertory. With formidable creative credentials, depth of knowledge in technical areas, and relationships of import in the field, he is chief ambassador of the company’s Presenting program and captain of its acclaimed theater facilities in The Bronx and Manhattan. Merit distinctions include a Ford Foundation Visionaries Fellowship and the LP21 Maestro Award. He serves on the board of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York.