Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Alliance of Teatros Latinos New York Presents Teatro Fest NYC 2016
For the second consecutive year, the seven most prominent Latino theaters in New York City (known as The Alliance of Teatros Latinos New York) come together to present Teatro Fest NYC. The 2016 edition of this festival will run from Thursday, September 15, 2016 to Tuesday, November 15, 2016, and consist of 10 different shows in eight different venues with more than 200 theatrical performances. The theater companies that comprise The Alliance are Teatro Círculo, IATI Theater, Teatro LATEA, Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (Pregones-PRTT), Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and Thalía Hispanic Theatre.
The productions being presented at Teatro Fest NYC 2016 are listed below. HOLA members are listed in boldface.
• Miguel Will
Written by José Carlos Samoza
Directed by Dean Zayas
Starring Johary Ramos, et al.
• Storage Locker
Written by Jeff Stolzer
Directed by Julián Mesri
• A Puro Tango... pasion y sentimiento
Featuring Compañía A Puro Tango
under the direction of Tania Hernández
• I Like It Like That: A Musical
Written by David Maldonado and Waddys Jáquez
Directed by Waddys Jáquez
Musical Direction by Desmar Guevara
Featuring music by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Ismael Rivera, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, Larry Harlow, Ismael Miranda, Johnny Pacheco, Pete El Conde, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, La Lupe, Mon Rivera, Fania All-Stars, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Joe Cuba, Pete Rodríguez, Johnny Colón, and Patato y Totico
Starring Tito Nieves, Caridad de la Luz (La Bruja), et al.
• Mundo Cruel
Written by Gil René and Gabriel Leyva, adapted from the short story collection by Luis Negrón
Directed by and starring Gil René and Gabriel Leyva
• La canción: el musical
Written by Cándido Tirado
Original songs by Vico C.
Directed by Edward Torres
Starring Indra Palomo, et al.
• La Gloria: A Latin Cabaret
Written by Norge Espinosa
Directed by Manuel A. Morán
Choreography by 2016 HOLA Award recipient Daniel Fetecua
Featuring the music of La Sonora Matancena and its stars Myrta Silva, Daniel Santos and Celia Cruz
Starring 2016 HOLA Award recipient Jeannie Sol, Manuel A. Morán, 2016 HOLA Award recipient Mario Mattei, Milteri Tucker, et al.
• El encuentro de Juan Bobo y Pedro Animal
Written and directed by Manuel A. Morán
Starring Manuel A. Morán and Jesús E. Martínez
THALÍA HISPANIC THEATRE
• Apartment for Sale (tenant included)/Se vende apartamento (con inquilino)
Written by Juan Carlos Rubio
Directed and designed by Ángel Gil Orrios
Starring Soledad López, Basílica Bliachas, and Jesús E. Martínez
For more information on individual productions (including performance dates, times and locations) of Teatro Fest NYC 2016, click on the title of the individual production above, or click here.