Repertorio Español presented the next play in this year's Van Lier Young Directors Project. The play was La niña que moría a cada rato and was written by José Luis Arce and directed by Van Lier Directing Fellow Gamaliel Valle Rosa. The show took place at Repertorio's eponymous theater in Manhattan's Rose Hill neighborhood and featured Julissa Román (shown at left), Dennis Brito, Malena Ramírez, Diana Carolina González, Juan Castaño, Gerardo Gudiño, Maylín Castro and Isamar Rosado Aponte in the cast. Ms. Román, found out about the play when HOLA sent out the audition information via its daily e-mail announcements.
Jean-Marc Berne was selected to be the creative consultant for the print and radio ads for HUD and the National Fair Housing Alliance. He just returned from Phoenix where he helped conduct two focus groups.
Lucio Fernández e-mailed us to let us know that he is doing a plethora of artistic things. He appeared Leonid The Magnificent (from NBC's “America’s Got Talent”) in a variety show titled Simply Magnificent! The show took place at The Broadway Comedy Club in the west side of Manhattan. Also, Union City, New Jersey hosted a free screening of the film Vampire in Union City (which he conceived, co-produced and directed) at the Union City Performing Arts Center (UCPAC). The film screening took place as part of Union City’s Celebrate Art Month.
Danisarte, under the direction of Alicia Kaplan, conducted a playwriting workshop taught by Obie Award-winning writer Carmen Rivera, after which the plays were workshopped. The plays were La redención del Padre Almeida by Gina López, El osito Manhattanero by Sonia Suárez Schwartz and Un momento mágico by Leandro Comrie. The readings took place at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Center in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood and featured the talents of Edison Carrera, Julio Ortega, Adriana Gaviria, Miguel Rangel, Estela Orosco, Tatyana Hernández and Jean-Marc Berne.
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