What to Expect in 2014
¡Feliz año nuevo! It’s officially 2014, and Repertorio has a major line-up for this exciting new year. Here’s just a sampling of what to expect for the first half of the year.
The return of “Cita a ciegas”
After an initial run that left audiences in awe, Repertorio will be bringing “Cita a ciegas” back to the stage.
Performed around the world to enthusiastic critical and audience acclaim, “Cita a ciegas” is a compelling and riveting play about chance encounters. An intricate puzzle of passions, destinies, and coincidences seduces audiences into a world filled with unrequited love, dangerous obsessions, and the thought of what-might-have-been.
Performances begin again on January 11th.
Van Lier Applications Open
March 3rd Deadline
Repertorio Español has opened the application process for one of its most prestigious initiatives, the Van Lier Directing Fellowship. Thanks to the outstanding generosity of The New York Community Trust, the program is designed for emerging Hispanic and Latino directors in New York City and has proven to be an incredible opportunity to develop their craft.
Those selected will mount two professional productions over the course of two summers; a contemporary play in the summer of 2014 and a play from Spain’s “Siglo de oro” (Golden Age) in the summer of 2015.
Premieres January 22nd
A perfect mix of comedy and drama, ¡Ay, Carmela! is a tribute to love, courage, life in the theatre, and a heartbreaking look at the absurdity of war. An overnight success following its Spanish premiere in 1987, the show premieres in New York in January 2014, presented by Repertorio Español and produced by Francisco Reyes & Puy Navarro.
Nuestras Voces Winner Announced
Partnered with the MetLife Foundation, Repertorio’s groundbreaking competition brings the work of one talented, emerging new playwright to our stage for a full production. The competition began 14 years ago with a goal of identifying and developing the work of talented playwrights who highlight the Hispanic / Latino experience in the United States. Echoing the Company’s original mission, these plays represent a cross section of nationalities and explores subjects and themes important to the Hispanic community.
The winner will be announced in January from a pool of 10 finalists.
La zapatera prodigiosa
Premieres February 7th
A small village is scandalized by the marriage of an old shoemaker and a beautiful, sensual, and flirtatious young woman. “La zapatera prodigiosa” is a poetic comedy by Federico García Lorca where true love triumphs. Filled with popular music and performed by a talented cast, this play will surely leave audiences in awe of one of García Lorca’s most captivating stories.
Directed by the young and talented Andrés Zambrano, “La zapatera prodigiosa” is bound to be a fresh serving of Lorca for the winter months. Performances begin February 7th.
Barceló con hielo
Premieres June 13th
Barceló on the Rocks tells the story of Nino, a Dominican from el Cibao living in New York City. In the course of one night, he confronts his own mortality and the dark secrets of the Dominican Republic’s political history that have plagued his family for generations.
The winning play of the 2012 MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, “Barceló con hielo” is written by Marco Antonio Rodríguez, the author of La luz de un cigarrillo, winner of 5 HOLA and 4 ACE Awards including Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting and currently one of the rising stars of Latino theater.