Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater is pleased to announce its third year partnership with R.Evolución Latina for realization of the Raúl Juliá Training Unit (RJTU) in conjunction with the Beyond Workshop Series (BWS). The program is a 6-week interdisciplinary performing arts training workshop at the pre-professional level, and is imparted by seasoned theater professionals with Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, film and television credits.
This year’s acting, dance, and music curriculum culminates in a fresh new take on William Shakespeare’s notoriously violent revenge play, Titus Andronicus. Holding a mirror up to the realities of immigration and women’s empowerment in 2020, this will be POC Shakespeare like you have never before seen! The Bard of Avon’s heightened language meets the rich sonority and rhythms of Latinx cultures, and training artists get to bring their full selves to bear on the themes of collective resistance, social change, and justice. Workshops culminate in public performances of the classic play at Pregones Theater in The Bronx.
The Raúl Juliá Training Unit, a bilingual English/Spanish program, is offered free of charge to participants. Online application and in-person audition are both required. Space is limited and application does not guarantee enrollment. Determinations are made by the program’s artistic leadership. We seek applicants with the passion and discipline required for intensive training, and who feel strongly about giving back through their art.
Raúl Juliá Training Unit
Applications DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Invited Audition NEW DATE: March 29, 2020 – 11am-3pm
Workshops: April 17-May 15, 2020 – 9:30am to 4pm – Location TBA
Production: May 18-May 30, 2020 – at Pregones in THE BRONX
For Pregones/PRTT and R.Evolución Latina, the renewed partnership and joint run of the RJTU and BWS in 2020 is a way to magnify the impact of each of our missions, and to honor the memory and legacy of Miriam Colón (1936-2017) and Raúl Juliá (1940-1994), two titans who helped pave the way for all Latinx artists today. The partnership builds on the strengths of last year’s joint run, and raises the bar with new and welcome creative challenges.
Luis Salgado, Artistic Director of R.Evolución Latina, says “Artists are challenged, not only in the physical work, and the use of the Shakespearean language but also in connection to the social and political realities of today.”
Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director of Pregones/PRTT, adds that “Our relationship with the artists of R.Evolución Latina is all about raising the bar of performing arts training available to aspiring youth and diehard theater lovers in our communities. It’s all about pooling talent from our best in the field, and collaborating to lay a strong foundation for those who seek to try a career in the arts. It’s all about our accents and visions for today and for the future, in counterpoint and in unison. We enter year three with heightened confidence and energy!”