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July 6 to August 3, 2020
Our 2020-21 Season rolls out with new online content every Monday night!
REMOJO, the company’s recurring sneak peek at works in progress goes digital, giving audiences a chance to get up close and personal with Latinx theater, music, dance, and film/media artists. Events will broadcast for free on website, Zoom, and social media platforms.
“It took us but two minutes to realize that the lockdown and added introspection could only heighten our creative senses!” says Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director.
“The pandemic brought us indoors with a plea to ‘Stay Home, Save Lives,’ and that didn’t dampen our imaginations,” she explains. “Seizing the digital window to unlock intimate dimensions of work development and other ‘unseen’ aspects of the artists’ process was a huge opportunity, and that’s what Remojo 2020 offers.”
“This year’s Remojo is different because the world is different,” adds Jorge B. Merced, Associate Artistic Director. “It’s Re-Mojo as in get our mojo back, fight COVID, stand up for black lives!”
“REMOJO means ‘soaking’ — what you do to beans to get them ready for stew, the soak and simmer until the flavors pop! Our 2020 digital series,” he concludes, “is on a steady boil.”
Featuring more than 30 Latinx and international artists, each episode of Remojo 2020 is its own mix of performance and film in snappy 30-minute format. All are hosted by Rosal Colón, Pregones/PRTT ensemble member known for her roles in Orange Is the New Black (2013), The Dead Don’t Die (2019) and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018).
Series streams on Mondays at 7:30 PM Eastern Time starting July 6th.
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SCHEDULE of EVENTS:
REMOJO 1 – July 6 @ 7:30pm
Enrico Caruso and Other Disasters
Or, Precious Quiet Things I Call My Own. A bilingual tribute to acclaimed Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, crafted in the singer-songwriter style of Latin American nueva canción and nueva trova. Written and performed by Don Rodríguez Gómez Rosa and featuring guest pianist Desmar Guevara.
Old Habits + Stargazing
Highlights from 21 Islands International Short Film Fest 2020, curated by Melisa Ramos. Respectively: Winners of Jury Award for Best Short, directed by Mary Musolino, Australia, and Group 2 Audience Favorite Award, directed by Daniel-John Williams, United Kingdom.
REMOJO 2 – July 13 @ 7:30pm
Inspired by the work of acclaimed poets Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Alejandra Pizarnik. A look at the life and relationships of three female writers who host unusual social gatherings in one of their apartments in NYC. Written by Alejandra Ramos Riera and featuring Nicole Betancourt, Veraalba Santa, and Isabel Arraiza.
A mother and a father of toddlers meet on a New Jersey playground. A comedy about parenting, mixed heritage, and the subtle difference between being and passing! Written by Gabriel Hernández and featuring Omar Pérez and Guadalís Del Carmen. Music by Gabriel Hernández with Gabo Lugo.
REMOJO 3 – July 20 @ 7:30pm
An exploration of family and the struggle to define Puerto Rican identity. After inheriting a colonial house in Old San Juan, Carlos travels to the island and attempts to fix the place up to list on AirBnB. He discovers a box of journals kept by his grandmother which uncover the truth about his family and the part they played in the failed Puerto Rican Nationalist Party revolts in the 1950’s. Written by Joel Pérez and featuring Sol Crespo, Omar Pérez, Yaraní del Valle, and Alejandra Ramos Riera.
Exploring LGBTQ themes and the journey to self-love in comedy, music, and poetry. Written and performed by Cedric Leiba, Jr. and featuring guest pianist Andrew Sotomayor, directed by Hamilton alumni Pierre Jean González.
REMOJO 4 – July 27 @ 7:30pm
Three friends come together for a celebration and get more than they first expected. Inspired by Nicholasa Mohr’s short story “A New Window Display” from her book El Bronx Remembered. Written and directed by Sol Crespo and featuring Chad Carstarphen, Dominic Colón, and Omar Pérez.
Nombre en proceso
This Puerto Rican music collective uses improvisational technique as a base for creations that draw from Boricua folklore, rock, classical, and jazz influences. The group’s name translates as Name In Process. Led by Yaraní del Valle and featuring Dalziel López, Ricardo Soto, Joe Louis Vázquez, and William Torres.
REMOJO 5 – August 3 @ 7:30pm
Drawing from testimony by those who lived through the devastation, this new Latinx musical busts the myth that the people of The Bronx set their own homes, businesses, schools, and houses of worship on fire in the 1970s. Written by Rosalba Rolón with original music by Desmar Guevara, and featuring Álvaro Benavides, Rosal Colón, Caridad de La Luz, Desmar Guevara, Gabo Lugo, and Omar Pérez.
Hand-picked selection of more Jury and Audience Award winners from the 21 Islands International Short Film Fest, curated by Melisa Ramos.