Season Highlights | Bronx-Manhattan
Season Highlights | Bronx-Manhattan
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Season Highlights at PREGONES / PRTT
We are excited to share news of standout events in our Bronx-Manhattan theater season through March 2020! Music gets top billing in the form of World and New York premieres, encore runs, and audience favorite series. Members Pre-Sale STARTS September 6!
Top highlights include Pregones/PRTT’s ¡GUARACHA!, a new bilingual musical based on classic Puerto Rican novel La guaracha del Macho Camacho by Luis Rafael Sánchez (November 15-December 15); Flaco Navaja’s Evolution of A Sonero, back after sold-out and standing ovation runs in Texas, Michigan, and California (January 9-19); and Paul Flores’ We Have IRÉ, a multidisciplinary and multi-voiced narrative about immigrant Cuban artists in the U.S. (January 26-29). Find tickets for these and other must-see events on our website at www.PregonesPRTT.org and also by phone at 718-585-1202.
The new season also shines a spotlight on 40 years of creative activity by Pregones and 5 years since merger with Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. “We founded Pregones as an alternative for Latinx actors looking to tell their own stories, and joined hands with PRTT, founded 52 years ago by our dear late friend and colleague Miriam Colón, to anchor and amplify that purpose,” says Rosalba Rolón, Artistic Director. “This year we take stock of accomplishments and set our course for the future. You don’t want to miss what’s next!”
DETAIL & LINKS TO FORTHCOMING EVENTS:
September/October in THE BRONX – STAGE GARDEN RUMBA
FREE live performance and community celebration series! Music, theater, dance, literary arts and activism. Open invitation for all New Yorkers to experience our beautiful South Bronx green spaces and Casitas in the company of many creative and fearless agents of change. Get inspired and connected with live performances, community dialogue, and calls to action. Winner of the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund. Presented by Pregones/PRTT in partnership with We Stay/Nos Quedamos. Various dates/locations, each a unique experience. THIS Saturday!
9/11 Memorial Event in THE BRONX
September 11 in THE BRONX – WOLFGANG STAEHLE’s 2001
FREE real-time screening of large scale two-channel video installation by net.art pioneer Wolfgang Staehle, presented in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and in observance of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Video will start at 8:00 am and will show the entire course of the day, with the planes crashing at 8:46 am and 9:03 am, followed by the aftermath, until sundown. Live music improvisation at 6pm by world-class Latinx artists Edsel Gómez, on piano, and Iván Renta, on saxophone. RSVP now!
PTP Somos Más in THE BRONX
September 20-22 in THE BRONX – PEOPLE’S THEATRE PROJECT
Somos Más We Are More is the World Premiere of a new, multigenerational and multi-lingual devised theater piece from People's Theatre Project (PTP). In a dystopian nation where people are forced to assimilate, six immigrants unite in secret to spark a joyful revolution. Performed by the all-women PTP Company Sol Ensemble. Directed by Zafi Dimitropoulou. Only three performances: Friday 8PM, Saturday-Sunday 2PM. BUY now!

October-December in THE BRONX – BRONX FILM WEDNESDAYS
Curated by film and media artist Melisa Ramos, this series screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films. Travel the world and open your mind to stories as far and wild as the imagination can go! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity, each evening includes spotlight features and winning shorts from our Bronx-based 21 Islands International Short Film Fest, now accepting submissions for 2020. BxFW is co-presented with Prime Latino Media
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¡GUARACHA! in MANHATTAN
November 15-December 15 in MANHATTAN – ¡GUARACHA!
The setting is an epic afternoon traffic-jam in mid-1970s San Juan, Puerto Rico. The sun is blazing hot and hit song “La vida es una cosa fenomenal” (Life Is A Phenomenal Thing) blares out of every car radio. The DJ, The Senator, The Wife, The Son, The Mistress, and The Nosy Neighbor, Doña Chon, poke fun at a social and political situation most messy, most sticky, and most certainly out of control! Off-Broadway World Premiere featuring a stellar acting and music ensemble cast. Adapted and directed by Rosalba Rolón with music by Desmar Guevara. Evenings 8PM, Weekend Matinees 3PM.
SONERO in MANHATTAN
January 9-19 in MANHATTAN – EVOLUTION OF A SONERO
Acclaimed first full-length play by Latinx favorite Flaco Navaja and a powerhouse five-piece Latin band, aka The Razor Blades. Part coming of age story, part love letter to salsa and The Bronx, the show delivers a testament to human resilience in a spirited concert theater tribute. First NYC performances since 2019's sold-out run at The Public Theater's Under The Radar. Directed by Jorge B. Merced. Strictly limited engagement. Evenings 8PM, Weekend Matinees 3PM.
We Have IRÉ in MANHATTAN
January 26-29 in THE BRONX – WE HAVE IRÉ
A new multidisciplinary theater work by award-winning poet, performance artist, and playwright Paul S. Flores. Winner of Creative Capital and Map Fund awards, the show explores true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the United States. Developed with and featuring Afro-Cuban jazz luminary Yosvany Terry; choreographer and dancer Ramón Ramos Alayo; Oakland-based hip-hop artist DJ Leydis. Directed by Rosalba Rolón with videography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. Only four performances: Evenings 8PM, Sunday Matinee 3PM.
March 4-28, 8PM – MARCH IS MUSIC 2020
Our esteemed concert series is curated by seasoned Latinx artists with an ear for what’s lasting and what’s new! Local, national, and international headliners take the stage with big music, big stories, and big personality. Genres and styles run from the traditional to the contemporary, classical to experimental, solo to ensemble. Featured artists for 2020 include Bronx Arts Ensemble with sonic innovator Angélica Negrón, classical pianist Moriah Feiner Trenk, powerhouse contemporary Mexican group Villalobos Brothers, Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem, among others! Sundays 3PM, Saturdays 8PM. 
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Programs made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of Pregones/PRTT. For a full list of our funders, please visit www.pregonesprtt.org.
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