SolFest: A Latinx Theater Festival is back in innovative digital format and ready to provide drama and inspiration during the dog days of summer! Produced by The Sol Project in close partnership with Pregones/PRTT, this year’s program is also realized in collaboration with Play At Home and North Star Projects. SolFest 2020: Virtual Edition will include three days of Latinx work, including works in progress, film, panels, short plays, immersive and interactive projects and multi-disciplinary collaborations. RSVP Now Open for the festival’s three public events all starting 7:30 pm.*
Monday, AUGUST 3
Sneak Peek: Pregones/PRTT‘s Torched!
Book & Lyrics: Rosalba Rolón
Composer: Desmar Guevara
Dramatizing untold stories behind the Bronx fires of the 1970’s
—Álvaro Benavides, Rosal Colón, Caridad de La Luz, Desmar Guevara, Gabo Lugo, Omar Pérez
Short Film: The Bathtub*
Director: Jonay García
You don’t need to know how to swim in order to dive. Tenerife.
Short Film: Noon Train*
Director: Alberto Martín
A stranger waits for the train in a ghostly station. Cuba.
*Selections from 21 Island International Film Fest curated by Melisa Ramos.
Kick-Off Conversations with producer/director Adriana Gaviria
Tuesday, AUGUST 4
Latinx Storytellers with North Star Projects
Alejandra Meda & Teatro Luna in tribute to Diane Rodríguez
Alexis Elisa Macedo
Jesus Mario Contreras
Christin Eve Cato‘s 20 After 20—A Mockumentary
—with Christin Eve Cato, Andres Santiago Pina, Ashley Marie Ortiz, Yadira De La Riva, Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz
Sneak Peek: The Voting Project Ensemble‘s Carla’s Quince
Director: Estefanía Fadul
—with Ashley Alvarez, Jason Aguirre (co-facilitator), Galia Backal (associate director), Yadira De La Riva, Jorge Donoso, Michael Leon, Camila Pérez Santiago, María Peyramaure, Christina Watanabe (designer)
Wednesday, AUGUST 5
Short Play Commissions with Play At Home
Play: Soñar es luchar
Playwright: Virginia Grise
Director: Kendra Ware
—with Paula Alvarez-Espinosa, Marlene Beltran, Lydia Li, Carissa Pinckney
Play: the human is sad; let’s start a band
Playwright: juliany taveras
Director: Georgina Escobar
—with Rayanne Gonzalez, Andrea Negrete, Tanya Perez, Cristina Pitter, Imani Russell, Jackie Torres
Play: Magic Garden
Playwright: Cándido Tirado
Director: Eddie Torres
—with Karen Aldridge, John Burgos, Rinska Carrasco, Milton Cordero, Gabrielle Flores, Eddie Martinez, Gabe Ruiz
Panel: SolFest Playwrights
Guadalís Del Carmen
Darrel Alejandro Holnes
—Adriana Gaviria (facilitator)
SolFest Producer and Founding Member of The Sol Project Adriana Gaviria says, “SolFest 2020 explores artmaking in the digital space where we can easily connect with artists and audiences from all over the world, bring together our art and activism, and encourage multi-disciplinary collaborations and new ways of storytelling as we look forward with excitement to the future of Latinx voices in the American theater.”
Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director of Pregones/PRTT and member of The Sol Project’s Honorary Board adds, “Once again, Pregones/PRTT enthusiastically joins The Sol Project in celebrating another edition of SolFest. The dynamic roster of Latinx playwrights and plays participating in SolFest2020 adds an important dimension to the launch of our 20-21 Season and to our commitment to creating new works.”
*NOTE: Because of the experimental and interactive nature of this year’s festival, links will be emailed closer to the event dates. All events are free of charge.
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SolFest: A Latinx Theater Festival is an exciting summertime partnership between Pregones/PRTT and The Sol Project, now on its second year.
“We are grateful to partner once again with the venerable Pregones/PRTT for our second year of SolFest,” stated Adriana Gaviria, Producer of SolFest and founding member of The Sol Project.
Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director of Pregones/PRTT and member of The Sol Project’s Honorary Board stated, “Opening the doors of our late Miriam Colón‘s venerable Off-Broadway theater to fellow artists from around the nation is beyond thrilling! We look forward to a week of focused creative energy, congratulate this year’s deserving SolFest featured playwrights, and take pride in joining with our acting and music ensemble on closing night!”
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