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Repertorio Español To Receive Rockefeller Brothers Fund

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We are grateful and excited!

Repertorio Español is the recipient of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund! This grant will provide $150,000 to Repertorio with the ends of expanding our vision of making great quality theater in  New York.

With the funds provided by the organization, Repertorio will open three new productions for the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years. Among the plays planned include an adaptation of Gabriel García Marquez’s “No One Writes to the Colonel,” a new play by Nilo Cruz, and an American premiere of a classical play written by a woman playwright of the 17th Century to be directed by a woman of today!

About the Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Founded in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The RBF’s grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding, and Sustainable Development. Though the Fund pursues its three program interests in a variety of geographic contexts, it has identified several specific locations on which to concentrate cross-programmatic attention. The Fund refers to these as “RBF pivotal places”: subnational areas, nation-states, or cross-border regions that have special importance with regard to the Fund’s substantive concerns and whose future will have disproportionate significance for the future of a surrounding region, an ecosystem, or the world. The Fund currently works in two pivotal places: Southern China and the Western Balkans. The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture program, focused on New York, nurtures a vibrant and inclusive arts community in the Fund’s home city.

For more information visit, http://www.rbf.org/

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Kids and Teens go FREE to see “La canción”!

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Dear Parents,

We know taking the kids out can get PRICEY so we are here to help!

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

Photo by Michael Palma Mir

From December 2016 to February 2017 kids and teens between the ages of 8 to 21 can come enjoy “La canción” for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. This offer is valid for ONE student or youth per adult and can  not be combined with any other offer or with $15 tickets.

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Photo by Michael Palma Mir

With it incredible music and killer choreography “La canción” is the perfect musical to take your kids to see this winter and the great aspect of “La canción” is it really is a  family show. Parents you too will be laughing  with La Abuelita’s random occurrences and of course dancing with the music composed by Vico C.

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Photo by Michael Palma Mir

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a night off, sit back and enjoy a little theater with your kids! Use code: TEENSFREE at check out!

Tickets: https://goo.gl/2Mzh6M

 

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PHOTOS: “Burundanga” Rehearsals

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One of the great aspects of working in a theater has to be sitting in during rehearsals of new plays because we are able to see all the hard work the actors and directors put to make a great production.

What is even more amazing is when in the midst of the chaos that rehearsals can be we can laugh and feel like it’s the finished project.

As we sneaked around the theatre to see the rehearsals for Burundanga, we couldn’t stop laughing! Just when we couldn’t laugh anymore, another hilarious scene came our way to make us want to roll in the aisles laughing!

Here are some photos captured by Michael Palma to give you a gist of what has us all so excited at Repertorio Español.

For tickets, check our website: http://goo.gl/SKXVdO

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On stage: Txemi Parra (Manel), Soraya Padrao (Silvia) and Zulema Clares (Berta)

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Director José Zayas

All photos by Michael Palma

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Metlife’s “Nuestras Voces” National Playwright Competition 2016 Deadline

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The finalist for the 2015 Metlife Nuestras Voces National Playwright Competition have been announced and their plays will receive dramatized readings at Repertorio Español starting  June 13 and ending on June 23rd. The 2015 finalist include: Ken Prestininzi, Puy Navarro, Gerardo Cárdenas (winner of the 2015 Metlife Nuestras Voces Competition), Tlolac Rivas and Ricardo Peréz. For more information and a schedule these readings please visit: http://repertorio.nyc/#/performances

The Metlife Nuestras Voces National Playwright Competition is made possible thanks to the Metlife Foundation. The Metlife Foundation was created by Metlife in order to maintain their long tradition of corporate contributions and commitment to the community. Recognizing the importance of arts in our community, Metlife Foundation contributes financially to various artistic and cultural organizations through the country; with the goal to increase opportunities for our youth, reach larder audiences and to make the arts accessible to all. For the past 17 years, Metlife and Repertorio have been working together to bring awareness to dozens of Latino plays and playwrights throughout the nation.

For aspiring playwright, there’s still time to submit your play for the 2016 round of the Metlife Nuestras Voces National Playwright Competition! The deadline to submit your work is Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. For additional information and requirement, please visit: http://repertorio.nyc/#/opportunities

 

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Meet the People behind “Burundanga”!

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The month of May brings with it a new premiere to Repertorio Español. The extremely funny comedy “Burundanga” written by playwright Jordi Galcerán will be opening on May 28th and we couldn’t be more excited to see something new, fresh and hilarious! Of course we know that we need great playwrights like Galcerán to write this wonderful production, but we also need great actors to give life to the words on the script. See below to learn about the cast member behind this play!

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Jordi Galcerán (Playwrightstudied Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona and began writing theatrical plays in 1988.  In 1995, with Words in Chains he won the 20th Born Theatre Award, and in 1996 the Critic’s Award Serra d’OR for Best Work in Catalan language. His play Dakota received the Ignasi Iglesia Award. His most recent premiere is Burundanga, which was presented at Maravillas de Madrid theatre in June of 2011. Outside of the theater he has served as screenplay writer for a variety of television series and has written 6 featured films.

 

 

 

 

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José Zayas (DirectorResident Director Zayas began working with Repertorio in 2004 when he was selected as a fellow of the Van Lier Young Directors Project. Ever since, he has directed seven productions for the company and was named Resident Director in 2013. His production of Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits, based on Isabel Allende’s novel, at Repertorio Español, won multiple ACE and HOLA awards, including best production and director. Other credits with Repertorio include Madre, el drama padre ; Letters to a Mother; Nowhere on the BorderNo Better Friend, No Worse Enemy; In the Time of the Butterflies; and Love in the Time of Cholera, La tia Julia y el escribidor.  Outside of Repertorio Español Zayas has participated as director and assistant for a number of productions.

 

 

 

 

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Zulema Clares (Berta born in Cuba and holds a degree in Theater Techniques and Choral Direction from Cuba’s National Arts School. She has worked in theater, film, and television as an actress, playwright, and director. In 1996 she co-founded Argos Theater of Cuba and soon after she became one of the most acclaimed actresses of Cuban stage for her work in classics like Strindberg, Brecht, Calderon de la Barca, among others. She also worked as a teacher at Cuba’s National Arts School and made her debut as a theatrical director in 2001 with Thanks Grandma, which she also wrote and starred in. Her film credits include the leading roles of The Nights of ConstantinopleThree Times Two (Silver Zenith First Fiction Feature Film, Montreal 2004) and Long Distance (2008). She won the Best Actress Award at the 2001 Camaguey Theater Festival in Cuba and received multiples HOLA and ACE awards for her work at Repertorio Español. Zulema currently resides in New York. Her credits with Repertorio include The House of Bernarda Alba,The Feast of the GoatLife is a DreamCaptain Pantoja and the Special ServiceAs Five Years Pass, Mariela in the DesertDoña Flor and her two husbands, Love in the Time of Cholera, In the Time of the Butterflies, Cold AirAunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Miss 744890.

 

 

 

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Luis Carlos de la Lombana (Gorka) actor, singer, composer, director and producer hailing from Santander, España. He hold two university degrees, one in acting from the National School of Dramatic Arts in Spain and the in law from the Autonomous University in Madrid. Recently, he co-produced La Strada (The Road), and he is part of the company of actors at Repertorio Español. His credits with Repertorio include:Life is a Dream, Love in the Time of Cholera, Until five Years Pass, Blind date and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. As a singer and composer he has worked with the musical group QVINQUE and La Strada. His cinematographic credits include: Las tierras altasThe Red Knott, and the short film Jagger, which was selected for the 2010 Latino Short Film Festival in New York and the 2011 Havana Film Festival in New York. He has received multiple awards including the ACE, ATI and HOLA awards.

 

 

 

 

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Germán Jaramillo (JaimeJaramillo boasts a long line of acting and directing credits in film, television and on stage. Most famously, he starred in the internationally acclaimed “La virgen de los sicarios” (“Our Lady of the Assassins”) which was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2000 Venice Film Festival and gave Jaramillo a nomination for best actor. Other films and TV productions include Caracol Television’s “La bruja” and the Mexican
production, “Huérfanos.” Aside from the screen, Jaramillo also claims an impressive career on stage, including the founding of the Teatro Libre, Colombia’s most important repertory theater, and ID Studio Theater in New York. His credits with Repertorio Español include: Bad Weeds Won’t Die, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Blind Date.

 

 

 

 

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Txemi Parra (Manel)  actor, screenwriter and comedian with more than 15 years of experience in Spain. As an actor he has been featured in television, movies and plays. His screen credits iniclude: El Comisario (The Commissioner), Petra Delicado, 7 vidas (7 Lives), Paraíso (Paradise), La Lola (Lola). He was also one of the first Paramount channel comedians and finalist of El club de la comedia (The Comedy Club). His theater credits include: Cachorros de Negro mirar (Puppies with black sight), which toured around Spain and with Repertorio Español El Quijote. He also opened three plays in the C.C.E. in Miami. He was a screenwriter at Globomedia where he wrote 7 vidas (7 Days), Aída, Los Serrano (The Serrano), El Internado (The Black Lagoon Boarding School) and Águila roja (Red Eagle). As an author he won the award Ciudad de Donosti with La manzana (The Apple). His first novel Los muertos no comen yogures (The Dead Don’t Eat Yogurt) will be published in Spain in 2016Currently he writes and also acts in the web series Bilbainadas en NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soraya Padrao (Silvia)  she began her career in Madrid, where she worked for more than ten years in theater, film andtelevision. In 2008 she made the move to NYC and in 2011 she joined Repertorio Español. Her credits with Repertorio include: La Dama Duende (The Phantom Lady), La Discreta Enamorada (The Discreet Love), La Verdad Sospechosa (The Truth can’t be Trusted), Fuenteovejuna, Crónica de una muerte anuncida (Chronicle of Death Foretold), La zapatera prodigiosa (The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife), El amor en los tiempos del Cólera (Love in the time of Cholera). Other theater credits include: New York Nuts 2, An Invisible Piece of this World, and Wearing Lorca’s Bowtie. Her cinematographic credits include: La Herencia (The Inheritance),Valdemar. Moonlight Motel, Cassanova was a Woman, Anomalous, Where Hearts Lie, among others. In television she has been featured in: El Pasado es Mañana (The Past is Tomorrow),Hospital Central (Central Hospital) and Hermanos y Detectives (Brothers and Detectives).

 

 

GOYA NEW

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OLGA PERICET CONTEST!!

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If you follow us on social media (if you don’t,you really should!) you’ve probably noticed how excited we are about the return of renowned Spanish bailaora Olga Pericet to our stage this month. If you’ve seen her before you know she’s hands-down AMAZING and if you haven’t seen her we are going to make it a little easier for you!

One (1) winner will receive two (2) tickets to see Olga Pericet on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00pm! 

Here are all the details you need:

  1. First, head on over to the Repertorio Español Facebook and in the comments section of the post announcing this contest, caption the picture of Olga Pericet. Put your creative minds to work and come up with an interesting caption for the photo. The caption that stands out the most (and/or with the most likes) will be the winner of this contest!
  2. You must be 18 years old to enter and available to attend the show on the date listed. This performance is very limited, so we won’t be able to offer another day if you can’t attend on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 PM. Please take this into consideration when entering the contest.
  3. The contest starts NOW and ends on Monday, April 18th at 4:00 pm. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 19th!

Please note: we will contact you through Facebook, if you don’t reply by 12:00 pm on Wednesday (April 19th) we will pick someone else,  so please check Facebook regularly. 

GOOD LUCK!

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