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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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‘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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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!

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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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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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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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Summer Fridays At Repertorio

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Escape the heat and plan your Fridays with a visit to Repertorio! This summer when you visit our theater on Fridays you’ll be able to enjoy amazing shows for a discounted fee!

Use code SUMMER29 to get regular tickets for $29 or code SUMMER40 to get premium tickets for just $40!

Get your tickets online now: http://goo.gl/Su0YCE

Take advantage of Summer Fridays and come see these great productions!

 

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LA GRINGA

By Carmen Rivera
Directed by René Buch

The longest running Off-Broadway play with 20 years in repertory.

“ ‘La gringa’ is the story of a young woman from New York who goes to Puerto Rico in search of her extended family. When she finds them, the complicated misperceptions that develop on all sides unfold in comic dialogue that arouses constant shouts of laughter and bursts of applause…” – The New York Times

Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00 PM


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 EL AMOR EN LOS TIEMPOS DEL CÓLERA (LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA)

By Garbiel Garcia Marquez
Adapted by Caridad Svich
Directed by Jose Zayas

Gabriel García Márquez’s epic tale in which a secret love must stand the test of time.

Friday, August 5th, 2016 – 8:00 PM


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LA NENA SE CASA (OUR LITTLE GIRL IS GETTING MARRIED) 

By Carlos Ferrari
Directed by Jose Zayas

An over-the-top comedy about the whims and pretensions of a family desperate to climb the social ladder. Full of humor, eccentric characters, and unexpected twists and turns, “La nena se casa” is a comedy about a wedding where the groom is the worst nightmare of the father-of-the-bride.

Friday, August 12, 2016 – 8:00 PM


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EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS (IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES) 

By Caridad Svich
Based on a novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed Jose Zayas

The Mirabal sisters stood up to one of history’s most notorious dictators and this on-stage adaptation brings these national heroines back to life.

Friday, August 19th, 2016 – 8:00 PM


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LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA (THE SHOEMAKER’S PRODIGIOUS WIFE) 

By Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Andres Zambrano

Gossip and ageism nip at the marriage of a mismatched couple in Federico García Lorca’s rare comedy.

Friday, August 26, 2016 – 8:00 PM

 

PLEASE NOTE: Valid only for performances and dates listed above.  Discounts are not valid on previous purchases and can not be combined with other offers or discount codes. One code per transaction. Subject to availability. 

All photos by Michael Palma. 

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