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James Figueroa

TESTING: Lair, Clara. Mercedes Negrón Muñoz, better known by her pseudonym, Clara Lair, was one of the most important Puerto Rican poets of the 20th century. She was part of Generación del Treinta (1930’s generation). Her lyric was of intimate style and the topics she worked with were love, eroticism, women, and death.

Arnaldo J. López, Ph.D.

Arnaldo J. López is an arts manager and development strategist with a Ph.D. in Latin/o American Literatures and Cultures from New York University. He joined Pregones to help carry out its first capital campaign, successfully transforming a South Bronx warehouse into a vibrant performing arts center and is part of the leadership team that engineered…

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Milton Ruiz

Sound Designer. He earned a degree in Music Performance and Audio Engineering from the University of Massachussetts Lowell. Stage credits include lead guitar for rock-opera The Eggmobile (1999-2004). Pregones credits: The Beep, La Caravana, Migrants!, Game Over, Aloha Boricua, Piojos/Fly Babies, Dancing In My Cockroach Killers, Neon Baby, The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat,…

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Desmar Guevara

Desmar Guevara is a recognized champion of new music idioms in Latin Jazz, and composer of experimental and non-traditional music for live theater performance. He is longtime Musical Director of Pregones/PRTT, with dozens of original scores, songs, and arrangements to his credit, including I Like It Like That featuring salsa star Tito Nieves, Betsy! with…

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Jorge B. Merced

Jorge B. Merced is an acclaimed actor, director, dramaturg, songwriter, and arts educator. 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, and also leads its lifelong arts learning programs. He studied piano and composition at Escuela Libre…

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Alvan Colón Lespier

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…

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