Friday, December 4, 2015

2015 HOLAfestival: Homage to OSCAR A. COLÓN

proudly presents the 2015 edition of the

This year, HOLA is presenting a very special staged play reading
in celebration of the life and work of Oscar A. Colón.

Siempre en Mi Corazón

Written by OSCAR A. COLÓN
Directed by MIRIAM CRUZ

Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30pm
107 Suffolk Street, Second floor
(between Rivington and Delancey streets), NYC

No admission. Limited seating
Call (212) 253-1015 or (888) 624-HOLA 
to make a reservation.

OSCAR A. COLÓN was born on April 10, 1937. His plays include Short End of the BridgeSoldiers of the 117th, Welcome to Margaret’s WorldSiempre en Mi Corazón, Reina, Alice Down the HoleBecoming Bernarda (a prequel), La Reina’s Last AlbumFornicating With The Devil, The Last of Bernarda (a sequel)Listenings: A Morning with María Irene Fornes, El Señor Presidente and his Biographer and The Mad Journey of Wilhemina Davis. He was commissioned by INTAR to translate and adapt René Marqués’ María o el alba. In addition, he wrote the book and lyrics for the musicals Don Benito, L’Extraordinaire and Coquí. His first play, Siempre en Mi Corazón, was published by Mentor/Penguin, as part of the anthology Nuestro New York. The Last of Bernarda was published by El Archivo Nacional del Ateneo Puertorriqueño. He was of the first two playwrights (the other being Pablo García Gámez) to win an HOLA Award for playwriting (for the play The Last of Bernarda). He passed away on November 1, 2015. He leaves behind his wife, Miriam Cruz; his two children, Oscar de la Fe Colón and Miriam Carnase; his five grandchildren; friends and family in the New York Latino theater scene.

No comments: