Abrazo Interno Gallery
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, Second Floor
(between Rivington and Delancey streets), NYC
AN OFFICIAL EVENT OF THE
2011 NYC LATIN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK
(OCTOBER 3-9, 2011).
FREE ADMISSION, BUT RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
FOR MORE INFO OR TO RSVP, CALL (212) 253-1015
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Written by Tere Martínez
Directed by José A. Esquea
A vacation getaway on Puerto Rico’s Culebra Island becomes a catalyst for two women as they learn more about themselves… and each other.
TERE MARTÍNEZ is a Puerto Rican playwright and educator who lives in New York City. Her theatrical adaptation of Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican has toured both the U.S. and Puerto Rico for the past 15 years. In 2008, she presented the piece as part of Festival Latino at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her two one-act plays, For Mi Chichí and My Last Night with Rubén Blades, were produced by Pregones Theater in New York in 2001, and since then have toured the country. For Mi Chichí was also produced by Teatro del Pueblo, in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2002, two plays, Departure and Return, received workshop productions at Pregones. In 2004, a staged reading of Agria…tierra…dulce was produced by IATI Theater in New York. The play was published by the Ateneo Puertorriqueño in 2005. Also in 2005, she was commissioned to write the piece …and there’s always the stars…, a play about mental disorders affecting teenagers today. In 2007, Hostos Repertory Company produced Borinquen Lives in El Barrio, her play about three generations of Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. The play was subsequently chosen to be part of TeatroStageFest 2008, toured with City Parks Theater, and in 2009 was produced by the Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre. Also in 2009, she was commissioned by SHARE to write an educational dramatic print series for Latina women on the importance of early breast-cancer detection. In 2010, IATI Theater commissioned I Want You By My Side, which is now touring New York and tri-state area high schools and colleges. Currently, she is developing an educational theater project, entitled The Antonia Pantoja Project, which will be presented this fall at Hostos Rep. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Curated by Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA),
María F. Nieto and Luis Carle
Photography by Luis Carle
Concept and Styling by María F. Nieto
Makeup by Ura Yoana Sánchez and Ashton Pina
[PHOTO: Photographer Luis Carle photographs Soledad del Río, Robmariel Olea and Joselyn Martínez for the Re-Imaginings photo shoot. Photo by A.B. Lugo.]