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, Vimeo, YouTube, and 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.
SCHEDULE of EVENTS:
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 – Reprise! Airing Prior Episode #2 feat. Julia Gutiérrez
October 26 – Chad Carstarphen, Cedric Leiba Jr. (Theater, Music, Performance)
November 2 – Reprise! Airing Prior Episode #7 feat. Janilka Romero, Chris Cancel Pomales
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
March 1 – Desmar Guevara (Music, Theater)
March 8 – Carlos Cuevas, Waldo Chávez (Music)
March 15 – Álvaro Benavides, Nicky Laboy (Music)
March 22 – Alvan Colón Lespier (Theater, Multidisciplinary Arts Presenting)
March 29 – Jessica Moya, Milton Ruiz (Technical Production, Sound Design)
April 19 – Special Episode: Miriam Colón (Stage & Film Giant)
Where To Watch:
Series streams on Mondays at 7:30 PM Eastern Time starting August 24.
—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.