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Number of results found for Pregones : 15
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed in Dec. 2001.
Synopsis: 'Promise of a Love Song' is a collaborative play developed from a four-year exchange between Roadside Theater of Kentucky, Junebug Productions of New Orleans, and Pregones Theater of the South Bronx, and their home communities. A cast of twelve musicians and actors from the three companies meet on stage to discover how rhythms, music, movement and stories illuminate the strengths, struggles, simi...
Alt Title(s): Bolero was my ruin, Bolero was my downfall, Pregones Theater: El bolero fue mi ruina
Location: Performed in Monterrey, Mexico, in June 2001, as part of the Second Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Pregones Theaters performance El bolero fue mi ruina (The Bolero Was My Ruin) presented as a part of the 2nd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico under the title Memory, Atrocity and Resistance. El bolero fue mi ruina is Pregones Theaters adaptation of Manuel Ramos Oteros story Loca la de la locu...
Alt Title(s): Abrazo
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed in New York City in Dec. 1990.
Synopsis: 'The Embrace' deals, in a very different way, with the effects produced by AIDS in the Latino community and focuses on the importance of taking active participation in the presented scenes and suggesting changes through action. The production grew out of Pregones' work with Brazilian Augusto Boal, particularly as an adaptation of his Forum Theater techniques. The production toured over 100 commun...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at the Pregones Theater, The Bronx, New York, in Dec. 1995.
Synopsis: 'Baile Cangrejero' is a musical/theater spectacle in celebration of Afro-Latino poetry, music and dance. The writers featured in the production are internationally recognized as some of the major poets of Afro-Latino literature. Through their work they have given eloquent artistic voices to the experiences, struggles, joys and pride of people of African descent in the Americas. The production cen...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Pregones @ St. Ann's, The Bronx, New York, in 1991.
Synopsis: Framed by two male figures dressed in tuxedos, a Puerto Rican woman relives the timeless folktales of love and wisdom told by the women of her family for generations. She is a passionate poet and writer, invested in celebrating her own heritage while at the same time challenging the definitions of womanhood and romance passed on by generations of women in her family. She constantly navigates the ...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed in New York City, in May 1987.
Synopsis: 'Migrants! Cantata a los emigrantes' is a bilingual play with music celebrating the Puerto Rican pioneers who established communities in the United States and struggled for the preservation of their culture. At the time the play was created there were 2.6 million Puerto Ricans in the United States, with 1.6 million in New York alone. Puerto Ricans have been pushed and pulled ever since the United...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Pregones @ St. Ann's, The Bronx, New York, in 1991.
Synopsis: Framed by two male figures dressed in tuxedos, a Puerto Rican woman relives the timeless folktales of love and wisdom told by the women of her family for generations. She is a passionate poet and writer, invested in celebrating her own heritage while at the same time challenging the definitions of womanhood and romance passed on by generations of women in her family. She constantly navigates the ...
Alt Title(s): ¡Bronxlive! presents Betsy
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Pregones Theater, The Bronx, New York City, in April, 2006. Filmed by Bronxnet as a part of its '¡Bronxlive!' series.
Synopsis: 'Betsy' is an intercultural music play marking 10 years of partnership with the Appalachian artists of Roadside Theater (www.roadside.org). The story involves a Bronx born and bred Puerto Rican jazz singer who stirs up the little known history of her Scot-Irish ancestry. The production's musical team includes Nashville jazz legend Beegie Adair, Old Time master Ron Short, and Puerto Rican composer...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, New York City, in Dec. 1994.
Synopsis: 'Fábulas del Caribe' is a modern day account of how the Caribbean islands were created and later populated. This musical theater production provides a voyage through ancient mythologies of the Taíno people. Set to original music, the show brings to the stage the magical deities who whimsically create water, earth, wind and fire. The stories/myths include Marou and Boinayel (the Sun and the Moon),...
Alt Title(s): Blackout
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Pregones Theater, The Bronx, New York City, on April 26, 2007.
Synopsis: 'El Apagón/The Blackout' is a bilingual theatrical adaptation of the story 'La noche que volvimos a ser gente' by José Luis González, set to the sounds of popular Latin songs from the 1950s and 1960s. Riding the subway uptown towards El Barrio, and eager to witness the birth of his firstborn, a Puerto Rican man and his best friend face the Northeast Blackout of 1965. A paean to the courage, humor...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Pregones Theater, The Bronx, New York City, on May 25, 2007.
Synopsis: 'The Beep' is a rhythmic musical theater revue that brings together the work of four pioneering Puerto Rican writers: Pedro Pietri, Jesús Colón, Manuel Méndez Ballester, and Judith Ortiz Cofer. The production draws from these acclaimed artists' heartfelt and hilarious renditions of Spanish Caribbean life and migrant experience. The show premiered at Pregones Theater at Walton Avenue on May 24 Jun...
Alt Title(s): Bolero was my downfall, Bolero was my ruin, Pregones Theater: El bolero fue mi ruina
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Pregones Theater, The Bronx, New York City, in June, 2006.
Synopsis: 'El bolero fue mi ruina' ('The Bolero Was My Downfall') is an acclaimed adaptation of Manuel Ramos Otero's 'Loca la de la locura.' The play's protagonist is an aging transvestite fulfilling the last days of a long prison sentence for murder. The production deploys the aesthetics of torch song and kitsch to convey a subtler message about love, abuse, and the relationship between perpetrator and vi...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: June 1996.
Synopsis: In the eye of a storm, far from anywhere, a man and a woman hang on to life. The decision at hand: reach the other shore, return, or abandon all hope. 'La otra orilla' is based on the play 'Obra póstuma' by Eusebio Colange, resident playwright of the theater group La Zaranda in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. It is inspired in the tragedy of many lives lost in the Caribbean waters. Pregones infuses ...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Teatro Stage Fest, New York City, on May 5, 2007.
Synopsis: 'The Red Rose' narrates the meeting of Puerto Rican activist writer Jesús Colón and undercover FBI agent Mildred Blauvelt, and their subsequent face-off before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1959. Blauvelt had gone undercover for seven years in the Brooklyn cell of the Communist Party, where she was simply known as comrade Sylvia. Arriving to New York in the winter of 1917, ...
Alt Title(s): Voices of steel
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed in New York City, in Jan. 1990.
Synopsis: 'Voces de Acero' is a collective creation incorporating movement, theater, poetry and music about the will to survive in a world of uniform color, uniform smell and uniform lighting. When the play was created (1990) there were more than 150 political activists connected to Left-wing movements, serving sentences in federal prisons throughout the United States. Alejandrina Torres, a Puerto Rican in...