Broadcasting on Mondays starting August 24, 2020

Inspiration + Provocations from Artists of Color

Special HOLIDAY ENCORE REELS episode airs December 21st!

Our 2020-21 Season continues with brand new online content every Monday night! 

SPOTLIGHT: Creatives at Work offers inspiration plus provocations from performing artists and media makers of color, all agents of positive social change. Episodes will broadcast for FREE on Facebook Live, VimeoYouTubeand on BronxNet Community Television cable and web channels.

“Following on the success of our Remojo 2020 digital series, SPOTLIGHT gets creatives of color talking about their craft, the impact of pandemic on their day to day, and their uncompromising visions for a better future,” says Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director.

“These are all artists who time and again prove to be worth their salt, who are selfless in their loves and passions, and who have plenty to teach us about endurance, community, and joy,” she continues.

“At Pregones/PRTT we’re blessed to be surrounded with artists who make a difference, and we’re eager to shine a bright light on their accomplishments and what keeps them driven,” adds Jorge B. Merced, Associate Artistic Director.

“Especially now that our connections have gone virtual, we craved a real sit down and face to face meeting! We’re not back to hugging yet, but we have set it up so that the artists can get back in the theater, remove the mask, and reclaim the stage.”

Filmed primarily at Pregones Theater in The Bronx, the first 10 episodes of SPOTLIGHT feature twenty-two different theater, music, dance, and film/media artists. Each episode is a snappy 30-minute compendium of conversation and performance.


August 24 – Joe Conzo, Marisol Díaz-Gordon (Photography)

August 31 – Julia Gutiérrez (Folk Arts, Bomba y Plena)

September 7 – Víctor Pablo Gaetán, Gabo Lugo (Music)

September 14 – Milteri Tucker, Alethea Pace, Richard Rivera (Dance, Choreography)

September 21 – Edwin Pagán, Melisa Ramos (Film, Media, Photography)

September 28 – Caridad de La Luz, José Joaquín García (Theater, Music, Performance)

October 5 – Janilka Romero, Chris Cancel Pomales (Theater)

October 12 – Javier Gómez, Juan Carlos García Padilla (Film, Media)

October 19 – Encore: Julia Gutiérrez (Folk Arts, Bomba y Plena)

October 26 – Chad Carstarphen, Cedric Leiba Jr. (Theater, Music, Performance)

November 2 – Encore: Janilka Romero, Chris Cancel Pomales (Theater)

November 9 – Mario Mattei, Diana Pou, Gilberto Gabriel Díaz (Theater, Music)

November 16 – Joel Pérez, Jesús Martínez (Theater, Music)

December 21 – Special Episode: Holiday Encore Reels

For later spring 2021 episodes: Click Here

Where To Watch:

Series streams on Mondays at 7:30 PM Eastern Time starting August 24.

—Facebook Live:


—Cable: 69 Optimum
—Cable: 2135 FIOS

Photos courtesy of the artists. Graphic design by Jeison Rivera for Pregones/PRTT.
Special thanks to our media broadcast partners at BronxNet Community Television.
Special Holiday Encore Reels episode sponsor: BronxCare Health System.

Our Esteemed Funders – Click To Open

This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Southwest Airlines is the official airline of Pregones/PRTT. For a full list of our funders, visit

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Event Details

  • Location

    Online and Cable TV:
    Facebook Live
    BronxNet Ch4
    69 Optimum
    2135 FIOS

  • Date & Time

    Mondays @ 7:30pm Eastern
    Starting AUGUST 24, 2020

    Special Episode on
    DECEMBER 21, 2020

  • Featuring

    A Media Series by

    Series Producer
    Jorge B Merced

    Production Manager
    Jessica Moya

    Film Editor
    Tané Martínez

    Production Assistant
    José Torres


    Alethea Pace
    Alvan Colón Lespier
    Álvaro Benavides
    Caridad de La Luz
    Carlos Cuevas
    Cedric Leiba Jr.
    Chad Carstarphen
    Chris Cancel Pomales
    Desmar Guevara
    Edwin Pagán
    Gabo Lugo
    Janilka Romero
    Javier Gómez
    Jessica Moya
    Joe Conzo
    José Joaquín García
    Juan Carlos García Padilla
    Julia Gutiérrez
    Marisol Díaz-Gordon
    Milteri Tucker Concepción
    Milton Ruiz
    Nicky Laboy
    Richard Rivera
    Víctor Pablo Gaetán
    Waldo Chávez

    Special Episode:
    Miriam Colón