6 Playwrights, 6 Directors, and 18 Actors unite in six 10-minute raw impressions of 6 Bronx sources and events. The short plays will be created over the span of 48 hours and performed live.
After six years, the producing collaborative Harlem 9 has played to packed houses and won and picked up an OBIE award along the way in 2014. This December, as announced at the 6th Annual “48HOURS IN… HARLEM™” – a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival – Harlem9, in collaboration with Pregones Theater PRTT, a Latino arts organization in the Bronx will present “48HOURS IN… EL BRONX”.
Latino artists from the Pregones Theater PRTT community will be participating in the December weekend.
The evening will feature the work of playwrights: Sol Crespo, Migdalia Cruz, Rebecca Martinez, Marco Antonio Rodriguez, Edwin Sanchez and Candido Tirado. Directors participating in the weekend: Diana Chery, Diego M. Chiri , Julian Mesri, Alejandra Cristina Ramos, Heriberto Feliciano Rodríguez, and Elise Santora. Actors included in the weekend to date: Nicole Betancourt, Chad Carstarphen, Yaremis Felix, Gabrielle Flores, Sandor Juan, *Vanessa Kai, *Cedric Leiba, Cherie Malone, Marlyn Matias, *Amanda Pulcini, Omar Perez and Diana Sanchez.
For more information, please visit www.harlem9.org.
Two performances will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2016. There will be two showtimes: 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are $15-$30 available through Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451. To purchase advance tickets call 718-585-1202, or click here.
ABOUT THE PRODUCING ORGANIZATIONS
Following years of enterprising activity on stage and in the community, Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (Pregones Theater PRTT) recently merged into a single Latino arts organization with performance venues in The Bronx and Manhattan. The transformation builds upon congruence of mission, values, and programs, and sustained engagement of a growing network of diverse artists and audiences throughout and beyond New York City. Moving forward, Pregones/PRTT champions a cultural legacy of broad impact through (1) creation and performance of original musical theater and plays rooted in Puerto Rican/Latino cultures, and (2) presentation of other artists who share our twin commitment to the arts and civic enrichment.
Harlem9 is an arts organization comprised of 6 producing entities that have come together in Harlem to explore the past, present and future of black culture and celebrate the rich history of storytelling within the African Diaspora. Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly, Bryan E. Glover, E. Michael Lockley, Jonathan McCrory, and Liberation Theatre Company (Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Spencer Scott Barros) are the producers that comprise Harlem9.