October 18-20: From MEXICO: AMARILLO by TEATRO LINEA DE SOMBRA Performances, TalkBack and Workshop
October 20: TeatroStageFest ENCUENTRO Panel discussions, Screenings and Q&A's
October 22: From COLOMBIA, BRAZIL & ARGENTINA: Conference: LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL LEADERS
DON'T MISS THESE OTHER GREAT EVENTS FEATURED AT TeatroStageFest INTERNATIONAL FALL SEASON 2012:
October 20: Workshop: THE POETICS OF THE OBJECT
Venue: Baruch Performing Arts Center,55 Lex. Ave. @ 25 Street
A workshop by Jorge A. Vargas, Director of Teatro Linea de Sombra, where participants will explore the Theater's ability to transform industrial objects into poetic metaphors.
The workshop is open to performers, directors, playwrights, designers, performance studies scholars and students.
In Spanish with consecutive English language interpretation.
To be considered for the workshop, email your resume or letter of interest: RSVP@teatrostagefest.org (Subject: Theater Workshop. Include your name and phone number.)
October 20: TeatroStageFest ENCUENTRO
Venue: Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lex. Ave.
A socio-political and artistic conference with an original perspective on immigration.
Welcoming remarks by Jose W. Fernandez, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Energy & Business Affairs and TeatroStageFest Co-Founder.
U.S. Artists Reinterpret the Border will feature Margarita Espada and Germán Jaramillo, directors that developed stage productions with actors and new immigrants with no prior experience in the Theater. A screening of Alex Rivera's uplifting documentary The Sixth Section will reveal the lives of migrant workers in Upstate NY who formed a "Union" to help their loved ones back home.
Las Patronas. A short documentary ("The Bosses") will introduce a group of women based in Veracruz, Mexico, who have been handing out food and water for the past 17 years to Central American migrants riding the cargo trains north in search of work. Followed by a Q&A with Leonila Vasquez Alvizar.
At The Crossroads of a Dream: A panel discussion on the impact of the newly approved deferred status for undocumented students. With: Fatima Shama, NYC Commissioner on Immigrant Affairs, Oscar Chico, a 20 year old dreamer from the New School and an active member of Make the Road New York, as well as Allan Wernick, CUNY's Citizenship and Immigration Project Director, and Joel Magallan, Director of Tepeyac.
Conference: LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL LEADERS
Venue: Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue @ 68th Street
Admission: $10 – Free for AS Members
This Conference will culminate the 2012 Latino International Theater Festival of New York International Cultural Engagement Partnership (ICEP) with Teatro Mayor, SESC-SP and Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, following TeatroStageFest's two week tour of Amarillo to Colombia, Brazil and Argentina.
A conversation with the three visionary Directors of these key institutions in Latin America: Sandra Meluk, Programming Director of Teatro Mayor; Danilo Santos de Miranda, SESC-Sao Paulo and Alberto Ligaluppi, Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires. Welcoming remarks will be by Margaret Ayers, President of Robert Sterling Clark Foundation in NY, ICEP's Funder. (Seen above in photos from left to right.)