Premieres April 12, 2022 at 8:00 PM
The First Twenty: Queer Latine Voices at Teatro Pregones
Premieres Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. ET on
The WNET Group’s ALL ARTS
Access: AD, CC available.
Latine theater makers recall the course-changing gathering of queer playwrights in this short documentary celebrating 10 years of the Asunción Playwrights Project and the ongoing trajectory of LGBTQIA+ artists and works at Pregones Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (Pregones/PRTT). Led by award-winning theater director and activist Jorge B. Merced (Associate Artistic Director of Pregones/PRTT), in collaboration with DominiRican Productions artists Pierre Jean González (“Hamilton,” “American Made”) and Cedric Leiba Jr. (“Gets Good Light” – 2020 Tribeca Nominated Best Narrative Short), the film explores how a new millennium for queer identity, expression and storytelling took shape in the South Bronx. Interviewees joining Merced include Virginia Grise (“Blu” – winner of the 2010 Yale Drama Series Award), Arnaldo J. López Ph.D. (Cultural Activist and Managing Director of Pregones/PRTT), Charles Rice Gonzalez (co-founder of BAAD! And author of “Chulito” – 2013 Stonewall Book Award), Marco Antonio Rodríguez (“Ashes of Light” and Spanish theater adaptation of Junot Díaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”), Pablo García Gámez (NY HOLA and NY ACE Best Play awards for “Blanco” and “Noche Tan Linda”), Rosalba Rolón (Founder and Artistic Director of Pregones/PRTT), and Edwin Sánchez (winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award for “La Bella Familia”). Produced by The WNET Group’s ALL ARTS in partnership with Pregones/PRTT.