Coming up Next! Barceló on the Rocks!

31 Oct

English Version World-Premiere

Barceló on the Rocks

After receiving unexpected news, Nino Antonio Cruz, a Dominican man living in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood with his two sons, is forced to confront his mortality and the dark secrets that have plagued his family for generations which are intrinsically tied to the Caribbean island’s political history.

Written by Marco Antonio Rodríguez
Directed by Victoria Pérez

Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando Martín Gómez
Jake Hayes
Victor Morales
Dewel Pérez
Jordan Rosas

Get your tickets here!


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La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny! WNY Premier May 25-June 10

28 Apr

We’ve gotten some wonderful reviews! Read them below.

Buffalo News Review
Buffalo Rising Review

La Lupe Poster Project Ver 4 Premiere

La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny recounts the meteoric rise and fall of one of Latin America’s most iconic singers; La Lupe. In this play with music we are invited to share La Lupe’s memories as she proves her life’s work to her college professor. It is a story about perseverance, tragedy and ultimately survival.

Written by Carmen Rivera
Directed by Victoria Pérez
Starring Melinda Capeles as La Lupe
Steve Brachmann
Rolando Martín Gómez
Smirna Mercedes Pérez
Dewel Pérez
María Pérez-Gómez

Tickets available here

MOJADA by Luis Alfaro-Our Last Reading of the Season

10 Apr


by Luis Alfaro

A contemporary retelling of Medea
Directed by Megan Callahan and starring Anthony Alcocer, Marta Aracelis, Melinda Capeles, Lissette DeJesus, Carlos Rafael Maggiolo, and Victoria Pérez.
Sunday April 29th 6pm at Road Less Traveled 500 Pearl St.
This Reading is in English


 Call 716-381-9333 for reservations!

GORDITAS-Nuestra proxima lectura ***GRATIS***

14 Mar

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¿Son el poder, la ambición, y la vanidad capaz de incrustarse en nuestra piel hasta provocar su fallecimiento?

Raíces presenta una lectura de


Una comedia satírica de Gustavo Ott sobre el culto al cuerpo y la ambición al poder. Dirigida por Sheila M. López con actuaciones de Melinda Capeles, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, María Pérez-Gómez y Victoria Pérez.


Domingo, 18 de marzo 6pm

Road Less Traveled
500 Pearl St.


Haga su reservación llamando al 716-381-9333

“all reflecting very human, very personal experiences with a Latino/Puerto Rican flavor”-Peter Hall

14 Dec

Another wonderful review for DESDE EL PUENTE: CHRISTMAS EDITION!

Click here to read!


8 Dec

Desde el Puente Navidad Official

Speaking of the plays Anthony Chase says-“they are quite good”

“The ensemble has gotten just so strong. They’ve proven that they have some staying power”

“I was quite impressed”

Check out what Anthony Chase of WBFO’s Theater Talk had to say this morning here! 

And Ben Siegel of the Buffalo News says:

“There’s a special gift waiting for you at the Manny Fried Playhouse, where Raíces Theatre Company’s one-act play festival, “Desde el Puente: Christmas Edition,” has opened. Do what you must, in the bustle of your holiday plans, to get yourself a ticket before it closes on Dec. 17.

“Victoria Pérez’s “Pa Chi Cha” breathes beautiful breath into a story of a father battling addiction, and a daughter who wants to move forward. Director Ingrid Córdova lets this intimate conversation air out its grievances and take a sweet step forward. In this one, there’s strength in the void, where words aren’t enough. Lissette DeJesus and Rolando Martin Gómez give captivating performances.”

Anthony Alcocer’s “A Brief 3 Minutes” fights the clock to pack a divided family’s angst into a monitored visit at the border. If this doesn’t rush your blood, then you haven’t been paying close-enough attention to our country’s immigration debate.”

“Melinda Capeles-Rowe and Smirna Mercedes-Pérez shine here as a frantic, gushy mothers.”

“The evening’s final beat, capping off a festive and hilarious “Parranda 101,” is a stunning reminder of the will to survive and thrive amid the world’s many storms.”

Check out the full review here!

Get your tickets HERE!

Desde el Puente Christmas Edition 2nd week!

7 Dec


Check out our Trailer for Desde el Puente Christmas Edition HERE!

A Bilingual One-Act Play festival in tribute to local community leader, activist and writer Rafael Perez, celebrating Latino stories.

This year with a holiday twist!

Dec 1-17


Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 6pm
Pay-what-You can performances on Thursday Dec 7 & 14 at 7:30pm

Starring Marta Aracelis, Melinda Capeles-Rowe, Lissette De Jesús, Chris Espinal, Rolando Martin Gómez, Alexia Rose Guzmán, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Víctor Morales, María Pérez-Gómez, Josué Rosario-Cáliz

Featuring Carlos Rafael Maggiolo, Amara Gómez and Alejandro Pérez.

Directed by Marta Aracelis, Melinda Capeles-Rowe, Ingrid Cordova, Rolando E. Gómez, Alexia Rose Guzmán, Dewel Pérez, María Pérez-Gómez, Victoria Pérez

Written by Anthony Alcocer, Marta Aracelis, Lissette De Jesús, Alejandro Gabriel Gómez, Rolando Martin Gómez, Alexia Rose Guzmán, Dewel Pérez, María Pérez-Gómez, Victoria Pérez