Meet the Gals in “La canción”
Girls first, right? This week we are dedicating this post to the ladies that will spice up our stage on September 23rd in “La canción: El Musical” written by Cándido Tirado, directed by Edward Torres and featuring original songs from Vico C!
Zulema Clares – Abuela
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 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 Constantinople, Three 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 Goat, Life is a Dream, Captain Pantoja and the Special Service, As Five Years Pass, Mariela in the Desert, Doña Flor and her two husbands, Love in the Time of Cholera, In the Time of the Butterflies, Cold Air, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Miss 744890.
Diana Pou – Angie
Singer, actress, dancer from the Dominican Republic. New York trained actress from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), William Esper Studio and Steps On Broadway. Theatre credits include: ”In The Time Of The Butterflies” (Maria Teresa Mirabal); “In The Heights” (Vanessa); “High School Musical On Stage” (Gabriella Montez); “The Scent Of The Female” (Medea Sanjurjo); “Manuel vs. The Statue Of Liberty” (Yolanda), among others. Her credits on TV & Film include: ”CSI – NY, Season 7” and the campaign ”Take Control” for Optimum Latino.
Maria Cotto – Woo Woo
Also known as “Milly” or “Mila” Cotto, was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She completed a Bachelor of Education in Theatre at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. Her physical training includes, ballet, modern dance, belly dance, sword dance, flamenco and krav maga. Every summer since 2014, she performs her beloved character “El Billetero”, as part of La Marqueta Retoña in Manhattan’s El Barrio neighborhood. She was nominated for an ATI Award, in the category of Best Supporting Actress, for the role as “La Mujer” in the play Federico Garcia Lorca Vuelve a Nacer for the Lorca al Desnudo Festival II (2015). On May of this year, at the Loisaida Festival, she presented her most recent solo dance stilt performance as part of the Mezcolanza event named “I am STILT”. She is also a member artist of The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA).
Indra Palomo – Jenny
Singer and actress in born the beautiful city of Mérida, México. In her hometown she stared in productions such as: Into the Woods, Nunsense, Cinderella, Annie, El Traje de Novia and The Bald Soprano. She moved to NYC to pursue her career in musical theater, and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has been performing in New York with the Latino Children’s Theater: Teatro SEA. She has also toured with Teatro SEA internationally and within the US with several productions such as: Martina, the Little Roach, The toothache of King Farfán, The Billy-Club Puppets, among others. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Rosita in the Billy-Club Puppets, by The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York (Premios ACE). She is very proud and excited to be part of Repertorio Español’s new production: La Canción.
Jenyvette Vegas – Cuca Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Studied Musical Theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School, from which she graduated in 2014. Recent credits include: Dash doll/Kylie Kat in Katdashians the Musical; Mona in Come back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Randy in Batboy: The Musical. Recently she was featured in the New York Daily News in the editorial “Wait for this”. This is her debut with Repertorio Español and she couldn’t be more excited! Thankful for her family and friends’ support. ¡Los amo!
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