UP NEXT-ISLEÑA!

18 May

An original one-woman show featuring Raíces’ artistic director, Victoria Pérez

Isleña is a one-woman show featuring Victoria Pérez’ journey from her beloved Puerto Rico to Buffalo and highlights the triumphs, challenges and pain that are a universal experience and pivotal in the formation of the human spirit. The play features live music and is an invitation to experience Pérez’ career and it’s influences to date. Pérez shares her love for her culture, tradition and celebrates what it means to migrate to the United States all the while feeling like your heart remains in Puerto Rico.
Opening Friday, June 17-July 3
Road Less Traveled, 456 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm.
Tickets are $25 general admission or $20 for students/seniors and can be reserved by calling
716-381-9333 or visiting https://ticketstripe.com/islenaonewomanshow.

LOS SOLES TRUNCOS-Lectura de la obra clasica del dramaturgo puertorriqueño René Marqués

28 Feb
En su primera entrega de su Serie de Intercambio de Clásicos Culturales, La Irish Classical Theatre Company presentará, en colaboración con la Compañía de Teatro Raíces, Los Soles Truncos de el dramaturgo Puertoriqueño, René Marqués. 
In the first installment of the Cultural Classics Exchange Series, Irish Classical Theatre Company in collaboration with Raíces will present LOS SOLES TRUNCOS by Puertorican Playwright René Marqués. 
 Hortensia, Emilia e Inés son tres hermanas que han sufrido no solo la pérdida de sus familiares más cercanos sino también de su patrimonio familiar. Viven en la pobreza y encerradas en la única casa que les queda, en la Calle del Cristo, y temen perder su hogar. Abundan las tragedias con un rico texto, cuyo héroe y villano es el tiempo. Hortensia, Emilia and Inés are three sisters who have suffered not only the loss of their closest relatives but also their family heritage. They live poorly and locked up in the only house they have left, on Calle del Cristo, and fear losing their home.  Tragedies abound with a rich text, whose hero and villain are time.
La lectura sera realizada completamente en español
The reading will be performed in Spanish
Dirigida/Directed por/by Sheila M. López
Actuación de/Starring:
Victoria Pérez
María Pérez-Gómez
Valentina Marulanda.

La Dra. Margarita Vargas conducirá una discusión después de la presentación. Sinopsis en Ingles estará disponible.
Dr. Margarita Vargas will facilitate a discussion after the reading. Synopsis in english will be available.  
El evento es gratuito y abierto al público.
Para hacer reservaciones en español por favor llame al 716-381-9333.
The event is FREE and open to the public. For reservations please call 716-381-9333 

One-Night Cabaret Poesía, Cuento y Canción/ Poetry, Story and Song

14 Jan

Raíces presents “Poesía, Cuento y Canción/Poetry, Story and Song” featruring Victoria Pérez at Pausa Art House. Conceived and Directed by María Pérez-Gómez. “Poesía, Cuento y Canción” highlights our featured artists’ journey from Puerto Rico to the United States. Victoria will cover music genres such as: bolero, tango, música jíbara, nueva trova and more. Her repertoire also includes original poetry and stories in which she shares her values and experiences relating to family, tradition, culture, her late father, Rafael Pérez and her artistic career. Join Victoria for this wonderful celebration and discover the intricate beauty of her life thus far viewed via her lenses in exquisite artistic form.

For tickets:
https://www.showclix.com/…/poes-a-cuento-y…/pre-sale

Streaming Event:

On Saturday, February 26 at 7pm we will stream a live capture of the performance. One ticket per household and you can watch from the comfort of your home!

Buy streaming tickets here!

Rafael Pérez, Guitar
Nelson Rivera, Saxophone
Pedro Rodríguez, PercussionDOORS @ 6PM / SHOW @ 7PM
MUSIC ROOM: $20 per person reserved seating
BAR ROOM: $15 per person general admission
Minimum purchase of 2 drinks or food items per person required on site

📷 Photo by Rafael C. Mencía

UP NEXT! EL CLOSET MÁGICO-A VIRTUAL STAGED READING

7 Sep

EL CLOSET MÁGICO is a children’s musical about a little girl, Rosalia, experiencing sadness when her Mami has to leave for work. In seeking to comfort her she introduces Rosalia to the magical world of EL CLOSET. In EL CLOSET they travel to her Mami’s homeland, Puerto Rico, where they meet some colorful friends and travel to majestic landmarks of the beautiful island. Along the way they sing, they dance and find their way using courage as their guide.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Starring:
Amara Gómez
Victoria Pérez
Alejandro Gómez
Lissette DeJesus
Rolando E. Gómez
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Rolando M. Gómez
Alexia Guzmán

Musicians:
Kevin Doyle
Sara Rodríguez
Rafael J. Pérez

Broadcast on October 3rd at 4pm via Youtube.$10.00 per household
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

BE SURE TO ENTER A VALID EMAIL. THIS IS HOW WE’LL SEND YOU THE LINK TO OUR PERFORMANCE 1 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME!

Raíces Theatre Company Makes its New Home on the Road Less Traveled

17 Aug

BUFFALO, NY – Monday August 17, 2020 – Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to welcome Raíces Theatre Company as company in residence at the Road Less Traveled Theater.  Beginning in 2021, Raíces will start to operate its season of plays and readings from its new home at 456 Main Street in downtown Buffalo.

The partnership between the two companies began in 2013, when Raíces made its debut at the original Road Less Traveled Theater at the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center.  Raíces remained company in residence until 2015 when RLTP was forced to relocate to a temporary home at 500 Pearl.  Now, in its new and permanent home at 456 Main Street, RLTP is thrilled to welcome back Raíces and provide the company with a long-term facility and partnership.

“We are so excited to welcome Raíces Theatre Company back to the Road Less Traveled Theater! I’m really looking forward to working with Raíces Artistic Director Victoria Pérez and the Raíces Ensemble of artists as we begin a new chapter at the “new” Road Less Traveled Theater.” said RLTP Artistic Director Scott Behrend. 

“We are living in a time of so much uncertainty, but it brings us great joy to know that we have a HOME where we will continue to tell our stories. Road Less Traveled has always been a source of inspiration and support. We couldn’t be happier about this next stage of our journey.” said Raíces Artistic Director Victoria Pérez.

Meet the Cast of El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom

27 Nov

Opening December 6-22

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom

By Matt Barbot
Directed by Victoria Pérez

Lissete

Lissette DeJesús-YESICA

Alejandro

Alejandro Gabriel Gómez-Joe

Bebo

Rolando E. Gómez-EL CHUPACABRA/JUNIOR

Mini

Smirna Mercedes-PATRICIA

Dan Torres

Dan Torres-ALEX/EL COQUÍ

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson-COOL NEW COQUÍ

Get your tickets here!

El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom opening December 6th!

6 Nov

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Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be “too Puerto Rican,” has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world. El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom examines the ways in which we define our heritage and ourselves.

Written by Matt Barbot
Directed by Victoria Pérez

Starring
Dan Torres
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando E. Gómez
Lissette DeJesus
Smirna Mercedes

West Side Story at Musicalfare in association with Raíces Theatre Company

4 Sep

SEPTEMBER 4 – OCTOBER 6

The music, the story…all of the classic elements that make up one of the most beloved musicals of all-time: WEST SIDE STORY. MusicalFare’s production will be re-imagined for its intimate space, enabling audiences to experience the show as if seeing it for the very first time. This WEST SIDE STORY will return it to its core as a young, desperate love story with its heart based in the streets.

See the trailer here!

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Wanna see some more photos and meet the cast?

tickets here!

Reviews are in for DESDE EL PUENTE: MUSICAL EDITION!

21 Apr

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The reviews are in! You don’t want to miss DESDE EL PUENTE: MUSICAL EDITION. Read some quotes from the reviews below and get your tickets here

 

“The Raices Theatre ensemble knows it has something special for its audience.”

“The energy is contagious”

“The music – whether salsa, merengue, rap or a wedding tango – ties the nine one-acts into a fluid production. Each new scene arrives as smoothly as the turning of a page, our characters taking us from childhood fears to adult anxiety, embracing traditions and defying social expectations.”

“The eight-member cast performs together like they have lived in the same room for a month, switching roles with the slightest change of accessory and daring us to keep up.”

“Rolando E. Gomez adds something special to every scene he is in.”

“Maria Perez-Gomez… gets stage time as a grounding force in several of the pieces.”

“a remarkable example of how much actors can convey by their performances even if you don’t understand anything they are saying – we are looking at you, Smirna Mercedes.”

READ THE FULL BUFFALO NEWS REVIEW HERE

“the singing, acting, and overall energy will leave you either feeling proud that you are Latin or wishing you were.”

“there’s a special quality of “la familia” that this particularly tight ensemble exudes.”

“this musical edition reminded me again of how “romance” (whether translated as romantic love or high adventure) is so much more compelling in a romance language (e.g. French, Italian, or Spanish).”

THE THE FULL BUFFALO RISING REVIEW HERE

DESDE EL PUENTE THE MUSICAL Opening in two days to a SOLD OUT CROWD!

17 Apr

Desde el Puente Poster Asi Logo 2 BOTTOMThis year we wrote 9 new 10 minute musicals! All musicals are culturally specific about the Latino experience. WEPA!

April 19-May 5

Get your tickets here!

Watch our commercial here!

Written, directed and performed by members of the Raíces ensemble.

Starring

Steve Brachmann
Lissette DeJesús
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando E.  Gómez
Alexia Guzmán
Smirna Mercedes-Pérez
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Written by

Anthony Alcocer
Lissette DeJesús
Alejandro Gabriel Gómez
Rolando Martín Gómez
Alexia Guzmán
Dewel Pérez
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Directed by 

Ingrid Córdova
Lissette DeJesús
Maria Pérez-Gómez
Victoria Pérez

Music Composed by

Adrian Güadalupe
Blaise Mercedes
Dewel Pérez
Lilliangina Quiñones
Sara Rodríguez
Moshe Shulman
Daniel Williams

Artistic Direction: Victoria Pérez
Music Director: Kevin Doyle

Band:

Kevin Doyle-Keyboard
Rafael J. Pérez-Guitar, percussion
Sara Rodríguez-Guitar, flute, percussion

Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York and New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program)