Carlos Carrasco and Marlene Forté, shown at left and at right, flanking RRAFF Co-Director Ángela María Ortiz S. in the photo at right, received honors at the 2014 Reel Rasquache Art and Film Festival (RRAFF) in Los Angeles, California. Carrasco received the Career Achievement Award, while Forté received the Pioneer Award. For more information, click here.
Mauricio Pita, shown at left, will be singing at a concert called Sueño Pop Crossover. Produced by Seplo Productions, the concert will take place on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Tammany Hall, located in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. In addition, he will also be performing in the musicals My Superhero, Roberto Clemente and Los desertores (The Dropouts). The musicals (the former written by Manuel Morán and Alejandro Zuleta, the latter by Radamés Gavé, Morán and Richard Marino) are both presented by Teatro SEA and directed by Morán. The former also features Jesús E. Martínez in the cast, while the latter co-stars Flor Bromley and Rafael Fuentes. Both shows start in May and run in repertory at SEA's namesake theater located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísiada neighborhood. For more information, click here.
Raquel Almazán, Mando Alvarado, David Dávila and Linday Hicks are having a workshop of the The Capitol Plays. Produced by Lone Star Theatre Company, the workshop of five plays inspired by Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis and her fight for women's rights in that state. Directed by Christopher Romero-Wilson, the plays depict different events (true or fictional) that could all take place at the Texas Capitol. The workshop will take place on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Davenport Theatre (formerly the 45th Street Theatre), located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. For more information, click here.
Elaine Del Valle is making a return engagement to the Nuyorican Poets' Café for her critically-acclaimed and award-winning self-penned solo show Brownsville Bred (directed by Pamela Moller Kareman). The show, which has toured the U.S. and has performed off-Broadway, will run in the Loísaida landmark performance space on Monday evenings in July and August. For more information, click here.
Javier E. Gómez is currently shooting the horror film Don't Look in New York and Pennsylvania. Directed by Bryan Killay, he co-stars opposite Bella Plotkin, Lindsay DiFulvio and Luciana Faulhaber. For more information, click here or here.