TeatroStageFest Newsletter – November


TeatroStageFest.  Latino theater from all over.  Here.
Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. November 2007


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Greetings! ,

We are enjoying a busy and exciting fall, planning for the second annual TeatroStageFest, June 2-15, 2008. However, the big news this month is that we will be able to welcome lots more volunteers this year! TeatroStageFest has relocated to its new and permanent home at 142 East 27th Street right down the street from the award-winning company Repertorio Español. Come and visit us!

Last month, TeatroStageFest received the "Special Achievement Award" from the Hispanic Organization for Latino Actors ("HOLA") which recognized our organization "for its establishment and its mission in creating a global community of Latin theater." ¡Muchas gracias HOLA! We also curated the theater component of an evening with media partner V-me and with PBS, by presenting excerpts from the Broadway bound "In The Heights". The spirited performances by Lin Manuel Miranda and cast members gave everyone a sneak preview of this great show.

In our efforts to help bring awareness to the great Latino theater movement of New York, be sure to check out www.myspace.com/teatrostagefest with links to up-to-date notices of the many performances going on in town. Make us your MySpace or your Facebook friend.

In the same spirit, we are sponsoring the first TeatroStageFest free training workshop for emerging directors in partnership with Teatro SEA's Puerto Rico Fest, BORIMIX.

Finally, I'd like to welcome our new board members: Marta Tellado (Ford Foundation), Kimberly Conroy (Oppenheimer Capital), and Andrew Herrera (NYRemezcla.com). They join Carmen DiRienzo (V-me), Arthur Silver (Anna Sosenko Assist Trust), and Jose W. Fernandez (Latham & Watkins LLP). Bienvenidos!

Please forward this newsletter to your friends, family and co-workers so that they too can join our mailing list and receive special invites to TeatroStageFest events. Click here to do so. Happy Thanksgiving a todos!

Susana Tubert, Executive Director
Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc.



Puerto Rico Fest 2007:  BORIMIX, Monday, November 19, 6 -9 pmPuerto Rico Fest 2007 poster

Join TeatroStageFest for a free workshop for stage directors, led by acclaimed New York/Puerto Rico based director/playwright Luis Caballero. This session kicks off TeatroStageFest's series of offerings for theater professionals.  The Directing Workshop, a partnership between TeatroStageFest and Teatro SEA, is part of Teatro SEA's Puerto Rico Fest: BORIMIX — a month long Lower East Side gathering during November – Puerto Rican Heritage Month – of Puerto Rican Artists working in theatre, film, dance, music,and the visual arts.  For more details, click HERE.

Location:  Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, Suite 202, New York, NY
To learn more about the workshop, or to register, contact Emily Erstling at emily@teatrostagefest.org or (212) 695-4010.  Register early.  Space is limited!
For more information on Puerto Rico Fest, visit http://www.myspace.com/puertoricofest


Don't Miss Palladium Nights — Ballet Hispanico's New York Season.

November 27 to December 9, 2007 

Ballet HispanicoBallet Hispanico presents its 20th Season at the Joyce Theater with two weeks of sizzling repertory set to live music. Visit www.palladiumnights.com, your exclusive source for New York Season information, downloads, and access to the rich history and music of this season's anticipated collaboration between Ballet Hispanico and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill, Palladium Nights. Week two of the season highlights repertory favorites featuring the music of Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, and varied Cuban artists that are sure to leave you breathless.



To experience las nuevas voces from Mexico, check out

Lark Play Development Center's U.S./México Playwright Exchange

Lark Play Development Center - the Word Exchange logo

November 10 – 20, 2007

THE WORD EXCHANGE is a 10-day residency and theatrical dialogue between 4 Mexican playwrights, 4 U.S. playwrights, and the Lark community. Through the translation of new Mexican plays, the development of these plays with established U.S. artists, and New York cultural exploration, the program establishes ongoing channels of communication and collaboration between artists in the U.S. and México.


We've moved!  Please update our contact information.

We've Moved We've moved to our larger, permanent home at:

142 East 27th Street, Suite 1A

New York, NY 10016
(o) 212-695-4010
(f) 212-695-4080

Our telephone and fax numbers remain the same. 


Gracias to all of TeatroStageFest 2007's Sponsors, especially: 
TeatroStageFest Sponsors Logos

In This Issue
Directing Workshop with Luis Caballero
Ballet Hispanico's New York Season
U.S./Mexico Playwright Exchange
We've moved!

TeatroStageFest banner on the street

Check out video highlights from TeatroStageFest 2007.


Campbell Robertson Daphne Rubin-Vega and Raul Esparza 
adway stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Raul Esparza at Artist Panel at Instituto Cervantes, moderated by Campbell Robertson.  Sponsored by The New York Times.
Playwright Nilo Cruz and LITF/NY Board Chairman Jose Fernandez 
Pulitzer Prize winning-Playwright Nilo Cruz and LITF/NY Chairman José W. Ferandez, both accepting awards from HOLA on 10/24/07.
La Familia Coleman from Argentina
La Omision de la Familia Coleman (Argentina)
(photos by  M. Palma)


Susana Tubert in American Theatre Magazine 

TeatroStageFest Executive Producer Susana Tubert Interviewed in Nov. 2007 American Theatre Magazine. 

"First as an actor, then as a director and now as a producer, Susana Tubert has made a life-and a living-in the theatre for nearly 30 years. In her latest job, as the first executive producer of TeatroStageFest . . . "

Click here for the rest of Aaron Mack Schloff's interview. . .

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Claudia Norman

About TeatroStageFest

TeatroStageFest is a production of the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to supporting New York-based Latino theater artists and companies, and encouraging artistic dialogue and collaboration between local, national and international groups.


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Latino International Theatre Festival of New York: September 2007

Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. September 2007

Thanks to the extraordinary contributions of participating artists, crew, volunteers, board members, staff, sponsors, partners, and a heartwarming audience . . . TeatroStageFest came to life in the first two weeks of May 2007!  Click here to view a short video with highlights.

We are proud to say that TeatroStageFest featured 20 different productions and events; brought together 178 artists, including 15 local theater companies and 42 international artists; attracted thousands of visitors; and raised awareness to millions more through partnerships with community/cultural groups, NYC & Company sponsored street banners, and the generous support of our many media partners, including The New York Times, El Diario/La Prensa, People en Español, V-me, and more. Gracias a todos!

What's new at TeatroStageFest?

TeatroStageFest will begin a series of activities year-round in partnership with local organizations to continue supporting the rich and diverse initiatives by Latino theater artists and companies of New York. To that end, please encourage your friends to join our mailing list and check our TeatroStageExtras page regularly for announcements and links to the great Latino theater taking place in town that you are not going to want to miss!

Our own Fall Calendar includes:

9/24: TeatroStageFest is presented with a Special Recognition HOLA Award;
9/27: TeatroStageFest curates live programming at the V-me/PBS Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff event, featuring excerpts from the Broadway-bound musical In the Heights;
9/29:  TeatroStageFest participates in the FAB Festival; and
November:  TeatroStageFest joins Teatro SEA's BORIMIX Puerto Rico Fest 2007.

We're already busy planning for the next TeatroStageFest in June 2008 and happy to explore creative ways to involve you!  Please contact us if you would like to volunteer, make a donation, introduce us to a potential funder, or work with us over the next few months. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Happy Fall!
Susana Tubert, Executive Director
Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc.