Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc.
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.
DIRECTING WORKSHOP WITH LUIS CABALLERO
Puerto Rico Fest 2007: BORIMIX, Monday, November 19, 6 -9 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 695-4010. Register early. Space is limited!
Don't Miss Palladium Nights — Ballet Hispanico's New York Season.
November 27 to December 9, 2007
Ballet 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
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.
Pulitzer Prize winning-Playwright Nilo Cruz and LITF/NY Chairman José W. Ferandez, both accepting awards from HOLA on 10/24/07.
La Omision de la Familia Coleman (Argentina)
(photos by M. Palma)
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 . . . "
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.