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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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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).

 

 

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She’s Back! Flamenco Star Olga Pericet Returns to Repertorio in November

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After a critically acclaimed run of her show “Flamenco Untitled” at Repertorio this past April, Flamenco star Olga Pericet will return in November, 2015.

Pericet’s unique style and “mad whirls” (so described by New York Magazine in their approval index) captivated audiences during its previous three week run, and there is little doubt that the extraordinarily talented dancer will bring that same magic back to Repertorio’s stage just in time for the holidays. From the moment the show premiered in April, Pericet rapidly took New York City by storm, garnering glowing reviews and mentions in publications like The New York Times, The New Yorker, DanceTabs Magazine and many, many more. The wild success of the notably petite dancer drew figures from New York’s world of society and politics, including figures like María Cristina Anzola de Heimann, Commissioner Cynthia López from The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and prolific designer Carolina Herrera who personally visited Ms. Pericet backstage to congratulate her.

Olga Pericet with the prolific Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera.

Olga Pericet with the prolific Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera.

Even more important, however, was Ms. Pericet’s willingness to participate in Repertorio’s education program ¡DIGNIDAD!, offering several morning performances tailored to school groups to introduce the magic of Flamenco and Spanish dance to students.

In addition to the bailaora, guitarist Antonia Jimenez will be joining the ensemble again. Jimenez is not only an incredible guitarist from the Andalusian city of Cádiz, but is also one of the very few, very rare female Flamenco guitarists. The inclusion of Jimenez, according to Pericet, is a reminder of an almost forgotten fact of the origin of Flamenco – in the early stages of the dance, it was exclusively women who played the role of guitarist, a little known fact nearly lost to history and revived in “Flamenco Untitled.”

Equally as bright as her talent, Ms. Pericet’s warm personality and intimate knowledge of her field makes her more than a superstar dancer and choreographer, but also an approachable expert in one of the worlds most interesting fields of dance.

“Olga Pericet: Flamenco Untitled” returns to Repertorio Español on November 5th, just in time for the early Holiday Season. Tickets are currently on sale on Repertorio’s website, www.repertorio.nyc or at the box office by calling (212) 225 9999. 

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Meet the Cast of “Aire Frío”

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Meet the Romaguera family, the protagonists of Repertorio’s first production of the 2014-2015 season, Aire frío. The play follows the story of the strong willed pillar of the family, the anxious Luz Marina Romaguera, in her desperate 20 year struggle to find two things in life; a husband and an electric fan to keep her sane from the heat of 1950s Havana.

Repertorio will be premiering this groundbreaking play on Saturday, September 13th at 8PM, in addition to a special performance that Sunday at 2PM with a post-show panel discussion jointly with The Cuban Cultural Center of New York.

For tickets and more information, visit www.repertorio.org/aire or call (212) 225-9999

 

Zulema Clares
Country of Origin: Cuba
Role: Luz Marina Romaguera

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Zulema Clares is one of the Latino stage’s most recognizable faces, performing in an impressive number of productions at any given time as well as having garnered various important awards and recognitions. A graduate of Cuba’s National Arts School, her film and stage credits are many. At Repertorio, she is (currently) in “The House of Bernarda Alba,” “In the Time of the Butterflies,” “The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife,” “Blind Date” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” among others. This year alone, she will be in two of Repertorio’s four new productions, including “Aire frío” and the golden-age play “El loco por fuerza” by Félix Lope de Vega. Ironically, this will be the first time Clares will portray a Cuban character at Repertorio.

 

Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado
Country of Origin: Cuba
Role: Ana Romaguera

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Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado is a prolific actress on both the stage and screen. Born in Camaguey, Cuba to a family of four generations of actors, singers and artists, she started a singing and acting career young, performing in various Zarzuelas in Cuba from the age of seventeen. Martínez-Casado famously portrayed the character of Juana Peña in the groundbreaking series, ¿Que pasa USA?, one of the first and only bilingual sit-coms that won her a regional Emmy. Among her many projects, performances and awards, Martínez-Casado has been in over thirty productions in Repertorio Español since 1973.

 

Frank Robles
Country of Origin: Puerto Rico
Role: Angel Romaguera

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A pioneer of Latino theater in New York City, Frank Robles is a co-founder of INTAR Theater and has won many awards, including a New York State Achievement Award for contribution to the arts in 1974, as well as an award from the Institute of Culture of Puerto Rico. He has worked in countless productions in both English and Spanish, including “Crossover Dreams” alongside Ruben Blades. He has been seen in many productions in Repertorio Español, including “Bodas de sangre,” “La celestina,” and currently in “La gringa.”

 

Sandor Juan
Country of Origin: Cuba
Role: Enrique Romaguera

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Sandor Juan began acting at age fifteen in a Telemundo series called, “De Padres a Hijos.” Mr. Juan also made his film debut appearing alongside Marisa Tomei in “The Perez Family,” a film directed by Mira Nair. In 2001 he enrolled at “New World School of the Arts” where he studied modern American Theater and the Hagen technique. He also attends Bobby Moresco’s workshop “The Actor’s Gym.” Other credits include the TV shows “Burn Notice” and “The Tonight Show” with Conan O’Brien. Mr. Juan’s theatre credits include “Matacumbe,” Jean Anouilh’s “The Traveler Without Luggage,” and Nilo Cruz’s ‘The Color of desire.” He made his premiere at Repertorio Español in “Probation” and would go on to act in the hit-comedy “La nena se casa” by Carlos Ferrari.

 

Pablo Andrade
Country of Origin: Venezuela
Role: Oscar Romaguera

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Pablo Andrade has most recently received two HOLA awards for his performances in the plays “Noche tan linda” at the Puerto Rican Travelling Theater and “El loco por fuerza” in Repertorio Español. He was also invited to the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts’ Cultural Visitors Program for Actors. Other credits in New York include “Por gusto” (Repertorio Español), “Cuentos de guerra para dormir en paz” (Corezon), “Balm in Gilead” (HB Playwrights Foundation), “Agravios de fortuna” (TEBA), among others.

 

Erick Gonzalez
Country of Origin: Puerto Rico
Role: Luis Romaguera

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Erick Gonzalez in a remarkably dynamic actor whose credits in New York City alone are an impressive collection of both English and Spanish language productions. This will be his second production at Repertorio, the first being the role of Feliciano in Félix Lope de Vega’s Golden Age era play, El loco por fuerza, also directed by Leyma López. The list of stages, theatres and companies he has appeared in include The West End Theatre, the Premiere Stages, the Frog and Peache Theatre Co., the NY Shakespeare Exhange, Hip to Hip Theatre Company, the Wild Project and many more.

 

Idalmis García
Country of Origin: Cuba
Role: Laura

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Idalmis García graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Art History, working extensively in theatre, film and television both in Cuba and the United States. Her credits are many, and include a wide array of international productions in Cuba, New York, and Germany. She was most recently seen in the HOLA award winning production, “Noche tan linda” by Pablo García- Gamez at the Puerto Rican Travelling Theater.

 

Annia Bu
Country of Origin: Cuba
Role: Laura

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Annia Bu received her B.F.A in Acting from Cuba’s Instituto Superior de Arte. Her film credits in both Cuba and the United States are many and include “Los dioses rotos” (2008), “El cuerno de la abundancia” (2009), and “Larga distancia” 2010. She has taken many awards from various distinguished international film festivals in the United States, Brazil and Cuba. This will be Bu’s second production at Repertorio, the first being El loco por fuerza by Félix Lope de Vega.

 

Mario Mattei
Country of Origin: Puerto Rico
Role: Vendedor, Miranda, Don Benigno y Pepe

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Mario Mattei is a native of Puerto Rico and a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, having studied drama there. As a student, he came into contact with director Dean Zayas, a pioneer and instrumental figure in the theatrical movement in Puerto Rico. A master of both the stage and the screen, Mattei openly prefers theater and considers it to be a demanding and challenging, though rewarding, vehicle for dramatic expression.

Mattei is a hallmark of Repertorio’s company of actors, holding roles in productions like “El Quijote” and “Crónica de una muerte anunciada,” both directed by Jorge Alí Triana, “La fiesta del chivo” and Carmen Rivera’s groundbreaking play “La gringa” which still continues to sell out theaters to this day.

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Not Your Average García-Lorca

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There is a common trap that all too often ensnares those who are about to watch a play by Federico García Lorca. They walk in expecting to see the dark Andalusian home of Bernarda Alba, women with peinetas and mantillas neurotically fanning themselves with elaborate abanicos as they fight against Iberian machismo. Perhaps in the background a soft flamenco plays, Lorca ever mindful of the folk culture of the gitanos (Roma) that surrounded him. For many, this is García Lorca’s world – 1930s southern Spain and, in many aspects, it was.

With Andrés Zambrano’s production of García Lorca’s poetic comedy, “La zapatera prodigiosa” there will be neither peinetas nor mantillas. Flamenco will be traded for songs like “Júrame,” “Perdón” and “Piensa en mi,” all performed live. Premiering February 7th, “La zapatera prodigiosa” will be a sharp departure from the stereotypically romanticized world of García Lorca. Rather, Zambrano’s production will shed this nostalgic air, leaving the playwright’s message naked and unshielded from the eyes of the viewers to chew and digest.

Adding to this dynamic is a hallmark of Repertorio’s stage – the inclusion of accomplished actors from across the world. Check out just a few of the amazing actors who will be taking roles in this highly anticipated play, actors who hail from a variety of countries including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Argentina, among others.

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Country of Origin: Cuba

Zulema Clares is one of Repertorio’s most acclaimed actresses, currently in other popular shows like Cita a ciegas, El amor en los tiempos de cólera and En el tiempo de las mariposas.

Born in Cuba, Clares holds a degree in Theater Techniques and Choral Direction from Cuba’s National Arts School. One of the original co-founders of the Argos Theater of Cuba, she rapidly became one of the biggest and most acclaimed names of the Cuban stage for her broad range of works. While teaching at Cuba’s National Arts School, she made her debut as a theatrical director in 2001 with her production “Thanks Grandma,” which she also wrote. Clares’ talents are not limited to the stage, however. Her extensive film credits including leading roles in “The Nights of Constantinople,” “Three Times Two,” and “Long Distance.”

Clares is currently one of the most acclaimed actresses of the Latino stage here in the United States. Aside from winning the Best Actress Award at the 2001 Camaguey Theater Festival in Cuba, she has consecutively swept the HOLA Awards since 2009.

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Country of Origin: Argentina

Gerardo Gudiño is one of Repertorio’s most recognizable faces, playing the prolific role of Don Quijote in Jorge Alí Triana’s El Quijote as well as numerous other roles in some of Repertorio’s bestselling productions.

Gudiño holds a degree in theater studies from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina as well as a Masters in Neurolinguistic Programming, having studied under several of the most prestigious and recognized acting professors in both Argentina and France. His theatrical skills are broad and include semiotics, direction, clowning, anthropological theater and dance theater. Other training includes extensive direction of productions and an intense 22 month training period at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.

Gudiño first arrived to Repertorio in 2000 as Assistant Director for the renowned Artistic Director of the theater, René Buch, eventually going on to become part of Repertorio’s company of actors.

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Country of Origin: Puerto Rico

Mario Mattei is a native of Puerto Rico and a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, having studied drama there. As a student, he came into contact with director Dean Zayas, a pioneer and instrumental figure in the theatrical movement in Puerto Rico. A master of both the stage and the screen, Mattei openly prefers theater and considers it to be a demanding and challenging, though rewarding, vehicle for dramatic expression.

Mattei is a hallmark of Repertorio’s company of actors, holding roles in productions like “El Quijote” and “Crónica de una muerte anunciada,” both directed by Jorge Alí Triana, “La fiesta del chivo” and Carmen Rivera’s groundbreaking play “La gringa” which still continues to sell out theaters to this day.

Mariana BuonincontiMariana Buoninconti
Country of Origin: Argentina

Mariana Buoninconti is one of the most accomplished actresses in Repertorio’s company of actors, having started acting in Buenos Aires at the age of 15. Since then, she has studied with some of the most renowned names of the Argentine and Latino stages, including Leondro Rosati, Alicia Bruzzo, Eduardo Pardo and Elena Duarte

Having started acting at such a young age, she was part of the cast of the Narizopas Theater which performed musical comedies for children, as well as the Puppet Theatre in Buenos Aires and across the entirety of Argentina. She also performed in the musical comedy “Waku Waku” at the prestigious Metropolitan Theater in Buenos Aires, going on to tour most of the northern half of the South American country.

Her past stage credits are broad and include “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, “Fear and Misery in the Third Reich” by Bertolt Brech and “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller. In the United States, she has been no stranger to some of the biggest productions of both the American and Hispanic-American stages, including “The Adventures of Don Quixote” in Miami, “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Imaginary Invalid,” “Positive Woman,” and “Soufflé de Rosas” in New York, among countless Repertorio productions.

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Country of Origin: Puerto Rico

Another graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Jerry Soto is a true galán of Repertorio. Soto has had extensive artistic experience across the globe – not just in New York and Puerto Rico but also in Ecuador as parto of the Malayerba Theatre Group and in Peru as part of the Yuyachkani Theater Group. A regular in the New York Latino theater scene, he has performed in many of the theaters that make up said community, including the Teatro Círculo.

He is also a regular of the big and small screen, having participated in the mock TV news program “Noticreo” which won the 2008 Latin Emmy for Best Magazine, the film “The Argentine” by Steven Soderbergh and is also a regular host of the weekly TV show “WWE Experience.”

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Country of Origin: Puerto Rico

Edna Lee Figueroa has two decades of life on the stage under her belt, associated with some of the most recognizable stages of Latino theater, including Teatro Círculo and Boundless Theater Company. The ACE award actress is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, as well as having received a masters in Arts Administration from Turabo University, also in Puerto Rico.

Edna Lee currently resides in New York, but has travelled the world with her art including Puerto Rico and Bogotá, Colombia. She has built an impressive career, is a member of both SAG and HOLA, spent two years at the Burning Coal Theatre Company of North Carolina and has been credited in over 40 productions on stage, film, television and radio. She had a performing role in the film “Maldeamores” produced by Benicio Del Toro, which in turn was premiered in the TriBeCa Film Festival.

You can read more about Edna Lee at her website, www.ednaleefigueroa.com

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“La zapatera prodigiosa” will premiere at Repertorio Español on Friday, February 7th at 8pm.
SCHEDULE, TICKETS AND INFORMATION: http://www.repertorio.org/zapatera or call 1-212-225-9999

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10 Solid Reasons to Support Repertorio Español this Holiday Season

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With the Holidays coming up, so begins the season of giving! There are thousands of reasons why you should donate to Repertorio Español, but here are ten solid reasons why doing so is not just giving to Repertorio, but giving back to the entire Latino community

1. DIGNIDAD.

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Repertorio introduces over 18,000 students a year to Latino Theater through ¡DIGNIDAD!, an educational initiative with interactive outreach programs. In other words, we take fieldtrips to a whole different level, and the kids love it.

2. THE VAN LIER DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP.

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(“El cruce sobre el niagara” directed by Victoria Collado) 

Every year, young directors are invited to try their hand and develop their skills on Repertorio’s stage, creating opportunities for bright, young directors to direct in Spanish and aiding in the creation of a fresh, new, talented blood in the world of directors. Victoria Collado, Diego Chiri and Estefania Fadul are this year’s candidates! 

 

3. METLIFE ‘NUESTRAS VOCES’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION. 

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(“Su nombre será su sombra para siempre” by Carlos Murillo, the winner of the 2013 Nuestras Voces Competition)

Hand in hand with The MetLife Foundation, Repertorio extends young, budding playwrights the opportunity to have their original plays produced on stage – cultivating a new generation of Latino voices in theater. Barceló con hielo and Su nombre será su sombra para siempre are just two in a major canon of plays by Latino playwrights produced by Repertorio.

 

4. ACTORS.

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(Zulema Clares & Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado in “Aire frío”) 

Repertorio Español employs countless actors from across the world in its company, creating an opportunity for today’s and tomorrow’s big stars – both international and domestic – to come together and create some awesome theater.

 

5. WE’VE BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1968.

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Repertorio Español is one of the oldest and largest Latino theater companies in the United States, and one of the most internationally renowned. Founded by Gilberto Zaldívar and Rene Buch in 1968, we have 46 solid years of bringing quality theater to our community – a testament to both our talent and our administration. 

 

6. GUEST STARS.

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(Pictured, Flamenco star Olga Pericet, premiering April, 2015)

Denise Quiñones, Francisco Gattorno and Germán Jaramillo are just some of the big names that have guest starred on our stage. You never know who you’re going to run into here at Repertorio! Keep an eye out for Repertorio’s next big guest, Flamenco star Olga Pericet premiering in April, 2015! 

 

7. WE BRING YOUR FAVORITE STORIES TO LIFE EVERY NIGHT.

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(Zulema Clares in Federico García-Lorca’s “La zapatera prodigiosa”) 

Where else can you see the stories of Sancho Panza, Bernarda Alba and Doña Flor come to life on the same stage?

 

8. WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

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(Comedian Saulo García) 

Repertorio Español is a repertory theater, which means that we present a broad spectrum of productions – from comedies, to dramas, to musical reviews, to standup comedy, to dance. Whatever your cultural side is craving, we can satisfy it.   

 

9. YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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(Pictured: Annia Bu & Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado in “Aire frío”) 

Aside from being a theater and a company, Repertorio Español is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which means your donation is eligible for a tax deduction… making your donation the gift that gives back to the community and back to you! 

 

10. WE’RE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT WE SHARE ONE MISSION!

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(Pablo Andrade in “Aire frío”) 

Only in New York can artists from across Latin America, the United States and Spain come together and share the same mission – to bring the Latino community the best, high quality theater that reflects our heritage and culture. A donation to Repertorio is not just a donation to a theater, but to a community of artists dedicated to preserving, advancing and cultivating the cultural greatness of the Latino people. 

You can learn more about how to support Repertorio Español by visiting www.repertorio.org/dignidad. Box office revenue only accounts for 50% of our company’s income, and the rest of what we do we owe to individuals like you who support our work and share our mission.

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Audiences Love “Cita a ciegas”

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What is there not to love about “Cita a ciegas?” An engaging script, a stellar cast, superb direction by one of the best directors in Latin America; the list goes on and on. We can continue indefinitely in lauding this production, but here it straight from people who have already seen the play here at Repertorio Español!

These are comments from real audience members from all over the New York and New Jersey area and a whole range of backgrounds.

Cita a ciegas premiered at Repertorio Español on October 17th.  Limited engagement through November 29 only. 

SCHEDULE, TICKETS AND INFORMATION: Repertorio.org or call 1-212-225-9999  

Presented in Spanish with English & Spanish subtitles

A great script! The acting was superb! 

-Sandra & José, New York, NY

¡Un argumento muy original dónde el amor es el triunfador! 

–Cristina, Stamford, CT

One of the best shows hands down. Came with the family and it did not disappoint. 

–Pamela, Bronx, NY

Everything was exquisite, from the actors’ great performance to the cleverness of the script. I’m planning to go back to see it again. 

– Diana, Parsippany, NJ

I want to go chat with the blind author on that bench. Ideas are still resonating for me! My husband, who does not speak Spanish, really enjoyed the captioning system.

 –Roselle, New York, NY

Truly phenomenal! Excellent actors! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, laughed, reflected and almost cried, all at once. 

–Gloria, North Bergen, NJ

I love, love, love the play! I had never seen one before and I will very soon return. 

–Jenifer, Bronx, NY

The acting was wonderful, the dialogues were full of truths…. I would recommend to anyone! 

–Dominique, New York, NY

The performances were terrific! 

–Carmen, Brooklyn, NY

Awesome! I will recommend CITA A CIEGAS to my friends. 

–Elena, New York, NY

I love the show! Repertorio is my second home. 

–Eduardo, New York, NY

¡Magníficamente presentada, con actores de primera calidad!  Me encanta lo que Repertorio esta haciendo para mantener nuestra cultura latina a tal alto nivel. 

–Louis, New York, NY

Cita Ciegas was AMAZING!!! Thought provoking and inspiring!! Captivating and magical!  A canvas of emotion and heart felt poetry in motion! 

–Gunther, Jersey City, NJ

My friends and I thought the play was awesome. It captured the imagination of us all.

–Nancy, Brooklyn, NY

¡Los actores hicieron un excelente trabajo! 

–Lucía, New York, NY

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