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2017 HOLA Awards – Excellence in New York Latino Theater Awardees Announced

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The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation’s longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, has announced its latest class of HOLA Award recipients for 2017, the awards ceremony’s 18th year.

The HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6pm at the Flamboyán Theater, at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, located at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey streets, in lower Manhattan, NYC.

Repertorio’s winners of this year are:

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR
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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR
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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A VISITING MALE ACTOR
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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
Maité BonillaZulema ClaresDalia DaviDarlenis Durán,
Hannia GuillénJesús E. Martínez, Francis MateoDiana Pou,
Johary Ramos
Jerry SotoFermín SuárezEn el nombre de Salomé

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PLAYWRITING
Marco Antonio RodríguezEn el nombre de Salomé

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
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GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR HOLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MUSICAL

La canción (Repertorio Español)

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GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR HOLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PLAY

Blind Spot

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En el nombre de Salomé

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All photos by Michael Palma except photo from cover by A Ruiz Photography.

 

 

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World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Español’s 50th Season

“Exquisita agonía” (Exquisite Agony) by Nilo Cruz

About REPERTORIO’s 50th season, Robert Federico notes, “We will highlight the foremost writers representing Latin America and the U.S.: Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. Our company has already presented three productions by each writer, so it felt like a natural fit for the occasion. And as REPERTORIO’s very first play in 1968 was Calderón’s LA DAMA DUENDE (The Phantom Lady), it feels appropriate to bring back to the stage the virtually unknown women playwrights of the 17th century, “phantom playwrights,” if you will. Through these various works, we honor past traditions and add to the rich tapestry of New York Theater.”

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lady-with-a-fan“Valor, agravio y mujer” (Courage, Betrayal and a Woman) By Ana Caro Mallén de Soto

Gabriel Garcia Marquez“El coronel no tiene quién le escriba” (No One Writes to the Colonel) Based on Gabriel García Márquez’s novel and Directed by Jorge Alí Triana

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THE RETURN OF SPANISH DANCE AND FLAMENCO STAR OLGA PERICET

“Olga Pericet expresses everything though her superb dancing and magnetic charm.” – El Mundo, España

“Ms. Pericet, a brash flamenco dancer who can take on many personas in a single performance.” –  The New York Times

“A tiny powerhouse.” – The New Yorker

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Repertorio Español is excited to announce the return of flamenco and Spanish dance to its intimate stage with the return of internationally renowned Olga Pericet. A versatile artist, magnetic dancer and untiring creator, Olga Pericet is one of the emerging names in contemporary Spanish dance. Her respect for tradition is an essential part of her creativity, although she maintains an unconformity of tone and a contemporary vision.

 

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In this new solo concert, Ms. Pericet choreographs and dances to the sorrowful “Seguiriyas,” the exuberant “Bulerías” and melancholic “Alboreá y Romances.”  Vocal and guitar solos feature guitarist Antonia Jiménez and singers Manuel Lago and Miguel Lavi.

 

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With this new solo concert, Repertorio proudly continues the tradition of flamenco and Iberian regional dances in the theatre’s intimate setting, reaffirming the company’s standing not just as a theatre company, but as one of the most dynamic Hispanic performing arts institutions in New York City’s cultural landscape.

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REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL PRESENTS THE WINNING PLAY OF THE 2015 METLIFE ‘NUESTRAS VOCES’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION  “BLIND SPOT”

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL PRESENTS THE WINNING PLAY OF THE 2015 METLIFE ‘NUESTRAS VOCES’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION  “BLIND SPOT”
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL PRESENTS THE WINNING PLAY OF THE 2015 METLIFE ‘NUESTRAS VOCES’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION  “BLIND SPOT”
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL PRESENTS THE WINNING PLAY OF THE 2015 METLIFE ‘NUESTRAS VOCES’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION  “BLIND SPOT”
REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL PRESENTS THE WINNING PLAY OF THE 2015 METLIFE ‘NUESTRAS VOCES’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION  “BLIND SPOT”

Repertorio Español presents the premiere of “Blind Spot” (Punto ciego) by Gerardo Cárdenas and directed by José Zayas on Saturday, July 8th at 8PM.

In recent years, the military has tried to draw in immigrants with programs that allow enlistees to become citizens after basic training, attracting about 5,000 takers each year, according to the Defense Department. One out of every 13 sailors is foreign born, the highest proportion in any military branch, according to the Navy. The service regularly holds citizenship ceremonies aboard ships.  At the same time, the proportion of racial and ethnic minorities in the military, mirroring the nation as a whole, has surged to 40 percent — nearly twice what it was 20 years ago.

The winning play of the 2015 MetLife “Nuestras Voces” National Playwriting Competition, “Blind Spot” tells the story of Ramón García, an undocumented immigrant seeking his own version of the American Dream: the hope for a new life given by citizenship papers after serving his country, and the happiness of being able to build a better future. He never saw an unexpected turn coming from a blind spot that would transform his life, and that of his family, into a bitter awakening and the realization of being a small piece in a huge political board.

“Blind Spot” will be presented in Spanish with captions in English and Spanish at Repertorio Español’s Gramercy Arts Theatre on 138 East 27th Street in Manhattan, New York.

Starring Pedro de León (Repertorio Español debut), Zulema Clares, Alfonso Rey, Gerardo Gudiño, Sandor Juan, Hannia Guillen and Gonzalo Trigueros (Repertorio Español debut).

 

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ACE 2017 Winners!

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A few weeks ago we shared the ACE 2017 nominees. Today we announce the winner of the 2017 ACE Award!

Best Actor in Musical Theater

Rafael Beato. La canción

Best Actress in Musical Theater 

Zulema Clares, La canción

Best Supporting Male Actor 

German Jaramillo, Burundanga 

Best Comedy

Burundanga

Best Musical

La canción

Best Scenery

Leni Méndez and Robert Ferderico, Burundanga

The ACE awards will take place on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at the Clemento Soto Vélez Cultural Center.

Learn more here, https://goo.gl/hYmcEA

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What’s Ahead in 2017!

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2017 has officially kicked-off and we are looking forward to the many projects this years brings for us!

Here’s what’s in store this new year:

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First up is a new production just in time to honor the Dominican Republic and its strides for freedom!

IN THE NAME OF SALOMÉ 

Written by: Marco Antonio Rodríguez | Directed by:  José Zayas

A new play based on Julia Álvarez’s epic fictional novel of real-life iconic poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. Born in the 1850’s, in a time of intense political and emotional repression and turmoil, Salomé’s fervent patriotic poems turned her into a national icon. “In the Name of Salomé” is equally the story of Salomé’s daughter, Camila, who grows up in exile, in the shadow of her mother’s legend.

“In the name of Salomé” (En el nombre de Salmé) will have its world premiere at Repertorio Español on February 11th, 2017. As an added bonus if you purchase tickets before February 11th you can get 25% off by using code: salome25 at checkout, https://goo.gl/aQiF2V

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In the springtime, Francisco Gattorno takes on another lead role in a new production of “La Fiaca”.

LA FIACA

Written by: Ricardo Talesnik |Directed by: Leyma López

Nestor Vignale is an individuals with a sad-monotonous life along with his wife Marta and his possessive mother. One day he decides to skip work, all his chores at home, and simply stay in bed saying he has The blahs. Wanting to take advantage of his new found liberty he spends the day being lazy and doing things at home to keep himself entertained. Yet his unwillingness to work soon catches up to him and his marriage, prompting an intervention from his family and friends.

“La Fiaca” (The Blahs) will have its premiere on our stage late Spring 2017!

 

 

 

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Summertime brings to our stage the 2016 winning play of the Metlife’s National Playwright Competition Nuestra Voces.

BLINDSPOT

Written by: Gerardo Cardenas | Directed by: José Zayas

To Ramon Garcia, the American Dream was clearly drawn: join the Marines and go on an epic tour of duty to the Middle East. But things happened to him quickly and violently, coming from his own blind spot…

 

 

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OLGA PERICET: MOSAIC
“Ms. Pericet, a brash flamenco dancer who can take on many personas in a single performance…” –  The New York Times 

“Olga Pericet in a powerhouse performance…” – The New York Times

” Expect to be surprised; besides being a fiery and technically accomplished performer, Pericet is a mercurial presence and a fearless experimenter.”– The New York Times

Celebrated worldwide for her brilliant footwork and creativity when it comes to understanding the Spanish dance and flamenco. Received in 2014 “The Critical Eye Dance Award” and in 2015 the “Max Award” for the best female dancer.

Tickets are available for purchase now: https://goo.gl/epKLRw

 

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‘Tis the Season!

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As the carol goes ’tis the season to be jolly!

As we end 2016 and prepare for the projects ahead in 2017, we are excited to count with the support of so many of you! Recently we were pleasantly surprised to receive donations from loyal audience members all the way in Puerto Rico and from California. It’s incredible to realize that Repertorio Español has caused an impact on people from coast to coast!

Your donations help us in many many ways for example because of your contributions we can provide lower fees to school that otherwise would not be able to afford a class trip to the theater. Furthermore, donations allow us to offer new talent a platform to showcase their creativity and passion.

It’s because of these contributions that we can continue our mission to provide quality Spanish theatre and allow new voices to be heard. We are incredibly excited about the upcoming year and hope to continue to cause an impact in people from all around the world!

Learn more about donating here: goo.gl/2QdCtz

 

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