DESDE EL PUENTE-CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

26 Nov

 Call for Submissions

Desde el Puente

10 Plays/10 Minutes each

2nd Annual One Act Play Festival

Calling all Latinx Playwrights for submitting works to Desde El Puente, the 2nd annual production of Raíces Theatre Company’s one act play festival. Desde El Puente honors the memory of Rafael Pérez, a leader in Western New York’s Latino community, and recognizes the bridge that needs to be crossed for Latino works to be celebrated by the wider world. Ten plays will be chosen for a 3 weekend run starting May 26th, 2017 and closing June 11th, 2017 in Buffalo, NY.

Please read our submissions guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered. 

Playwrights: May submit a maximum of 2 one act plays, each no longer than 10 minutes. If you find yourselves with more than 10 pages on hand, please read it aloud and time it. All plays must have a cast no larger than 6 characters and minimal set requirements as there is no time for elaborate set changes. All plays must deal with subject matter that relates to the Latino culture. If selected your play will be cast, produced and directed by Raíces Theatre Company. All selected plays will run every night. Selected plays will receive a $20 royalty. Please email your submissions to play to raicessubmissions@gmail.com in standard format DOC, DOCX or PDF. Subject line should have your name and title of the play. Body of email should contain your contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number and email)

Deadlines: All submissions must have arrived before Wednesday, February 1st, 2016. An email confirmation will be sent to you when we receive your play. If we select your play for the festival we will notify you no later than Wednesday, February 15th, 2016. Please note that plays will be read as they come so the earlier you submit your play the better, once we have 10 that we like we reserve the right to close the submissions before the dateline.

We look forward to reading your work!

Se solicitan Obras

Desde el Puente

10 Obras/10 minutos cada una

2do Festival de Obras Teatrales de un Acto

Se solicita a todo escritor(a)/dramaturgo(a) latino(a) someter su obra de teatro para Desde el Puente, el 2do Festival de Obras Teatrales de un Acto, producida por la compañía de teatro Raíces. Desde el Puente se originó para rendirle tributo a la memoria de Rafael Pérez, un líder en la comunidad Latina de Western New York, y reconoce el puente que tenemos que cruzar para que nuestros trabajos sean apreciados en el mundo entero. 10 de las obras que recibamos serán seleccionadas para participar tres fines de semana. El festival abrirá el 26 de Mayo y cerrara el 11 de Junio de 2017 en Buffalo, NY.

Por favor lea y tenga en cuenta nuestros parámetros a la hora de presenta su obra. Las obras que no estén entre dichos parámetros no serán consideradas.

Escritor(a)/Dramaturgo(a): Debe someter un máximo de 2 obras de un acto cada uno de no más de 10 minutos. Si usted cree que su obra es más de 10 minutos, por favor, léala en voz alta y tome el tiempo. Todas las obras deben tener un máximo de 6 personajes y exigencias mínimas en lo que respecta a la escenografía debido al corto tiempo que tendremos para el cambio de escenario. Todas la obras deberán tratar a cerca de un tema relativa a la cultura Latina. Si seleccionamos su obra, esta será producida y dirigida por Raíces, al igual que nos encargaremos de escoger a los actores que darán vida a los personajes. Las obras seleccionadas tendrán una función cada noche y recibirán $20 por los derechos de autor. Por favor envié su obra a nuestra dirección de correo electrónico raicessubmissions@gmail.com en formato de DOC, DOCX o PDF. La línea del tema del email debe incluir su nombre y el título de la obra. El correo debe contener su información personal (nombre, dirección, número de teléfono, correo electrónico)

Fecha tope: Todas las obras deben ser recibidas antes del miércoles 1ro de Febrero de 2017. Le enviaremos un correo electrónico para notificarle una vez hayamos recibido su obra. En el caso de que su obra haya sido seleccionada usted será notificado a más tardar el miércoles 15 de febrero de 2017. Por favor tenga en cuenta que las obras serán revisadas y leídas en el orden en que recibamos, mientras más rápido la envié, mejor. Nos reservamos el derecho de cerrar el periodo de presentación de obras antes de la fecha tope una vez se hayan escogido las 10 obras que participaran en el festival.

Esperamos ansiosamente recibir sus trabajos.

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De Fiesta con Raíces-A Variety Show! Our Annual Fundraiser

25 Oct

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Buy Tickets Here!

DESDE EL PUENTE- A Bilingual One-Act Play Festival

6 May

Desde el Puente

A Bilingual One-Act Play Festival
In tribute to local community leader and writer Rafael Pérez. Celebrating Latino stories.
May 27-June 5
Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 6pm
Thursday June 3 7:30pm Pay-what-you can
Written by Camilo Almonacid, Zulymar Cruz, K J Dwyer, Paco José Madden, Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, Dewel Pérez, Victoria Pérez, Juan Ramirez, Alvaro Saar Rios, and Eric Valentino.
iStarring: Steve Brachmann, Ingrid Córdova, Alejandro Gómez, Rolando Martín Gómez, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Dewel Pérez, Maria Pérez-Gómez, Victoria Pérez and Shalimar Anais Rodriguez.
Directed by: Steve Brachmann, Ingrid Córdova, Rolando Martín Gómez, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Dewel Pérez, and Victoria Pérez.
Set Design: Rolando E. Gómez, Carlos Magiolo
At the Manny Fried Playhouse 255 Great Arrow Ave. 3rd floor.
$18 general admission
Click here for Tickets
or call for  reservations 716-381-9333
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Nuestra Proxima Lectura-PANTALLAS/Our Next Reading-PANTALLAS

6 Apr

Raíces VOCES LATINAS presenta UNA NOCHE DE NOVELAS con PANTALLAS de Dolores Prida

UNA NOCHE DE NOVELAS-Una instalación nostálgica de nuestros recuerdos de NOVELAS seguida por una lectura de la obra PANTALLAS de Dolores Prida dirigida por Sheila M. López con actuaciones de Ingrid Córdova, Rolando Martín Gómez y Alex Sarabria.

Domingo 1ero de mayo 6pm
Manny Fried Theatre 255 Great Arrow Ave. 3er piso

El evento es GRATIS!!!!!

Lectura es en español/READING IS IN SPANISH

 

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HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST-March 4-13

12 Feb

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At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordinian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action-film hero. At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community, providing hot meals and an open door for the needy.

The final installment in Hudes’s three-play cycle, which began with the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water By the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last is about the search for redemption, humility and one’s place in the world.

Raíces Theatre Company Presents the last play in Hudes’s Elliot Triology ‘The Happiest Song Plays Last’, having produced a reading of the first part-‘Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue’ in 2015 then Raíces Artistic Director Victoria Pérez played Odessa in Road Less Traveled production of the second part of the trilogy ‘Water by the Spoonful’. Actor Anthony Alcocer will have played Elliot in all three plays! The play uses live puertorican jibaro music to merge the stories of the two worlds.

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2015-2016 Season

5 Jan

In our new home:

Manny Fried Playhouse at Subversive Theatre
255 Great Arrow 3rd Floor

IN THE HEIGHTS in collaboration with Musicalfare Theatre
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría-Hudes
Directed by Randall Kramer
Choreography by Michael Walline
Music Direction Theresa Quinn
September 9-Octboer 11, 2015

HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
By Quiara Alegría-Hudes
Directed by Victoria Pérez
March 5-March 12, 2016

DESDE EL PUENTE-One act plays
May 27-June 5, 2016

VOCES LATINAS Reading Series-To be announced!

Annual Fundraiser La Gran Fiesta-EnSALSAte! November 13th

22 Oct

Raíces Theatre Company will hold our annual fundraiser.  This years theme is EnSALSAte-a dance contest! The evening will consits of appetizer, cash bar, basket raffle, DJ music, dance presentations and live entertainment by the Raíces Ensemble culmunating with a salsa dance contest! $25 General Admission, $40 per non-competing couple and $50 per competing couple.
La Gran Fiesta Official (1)

Tickets

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IN THE HEIGHTS! A collaboration between Musicalfare Theatre and Raíces September 9th-October 11th

13 Aug

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September 9th – October 11th

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by Randall Kramer
Choreographed by Michael Walline
Music Direction by Theresa Quinn
Dramaturgy by Victoria Pérez

Meet the cast here!

Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations, IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where romances bloom, dreams are challenged, and a winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything.  It features a tuneful and spirited musical score enlivened by the dance rhythms of salsa and Latin pop.

The production stars Marta Aracelis, Cecelia Barron, Taylor Carlson, Arin Lee Dandes, Arianne Davidow, Elena Victoria Feliz, Alejandro Gabriel Gómez, Rolando Martín Gómez, Adam Hayes, Dudney Joseph, Jr., Ricky Marchese, Bob Mazierski, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Victoria Pérez, and Jon Yepez. Set Design is by Chris Schenk, Lighting & Sound Design is by Chris Cavanagh, Costume Design is by Kari Drozd and Hair, Wig and Makeup Design is by Susan Drozd.

The performance schedule is September 9th – October 11th, Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. There will be a special “half-price preview” on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00pm.  Meet-the-cast talkbacks take place after all Wednesday performances EXCEPT opening night, September 9th

 

Ticket prices are $41 for all performances. Student and Group rates available.

Ticket reservations may be made by calling 716-839-8540 or online at http://www.musicalfare.com

All seating is assigned.  Visa, Mastercard, Discover and checks are accepted.

 

Raíces VOCES LATINAS Presenta La Edad de la Ciruela-¡Nuestra última lectura de la temporada!

17 Feb

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La Edad de la Ciruela de Arístides Vargas

Dirigida por Sheila M. López
Protagonizada por Ingrid Córdova y Sarielys Matos

Domingo 15 de marzo
6pm
Road Less Traveled Theatre
639 Main St.
Gratis
Lectura es en Español

La edad de la ciruela es un intercambio epistolar entre dos hermanas; un recorrido de memorias sobre las mujeres que formaron parte de su niñez, todas con aficiones a musas. Despertaremos un pasado que continuará vivo mientras tengamos memoria de él. Conoceremos tías sonámbulas y videntes, abuelas en bicicletas bebiendo vino de ciruela, ratas que comen huevos fritos y toman café con leche, y hasta una madre que elije ser árbol en vez de pájaro. Visitaremos un pasado privado de hombres, de mujeres atrapadas por estereotipos y marcadas por el tiempo. Llevaremos el tiempo ante un fiscal, y le rendiremos juicio.

Elliot, A Solidier’s Fugue-Our Next VOCES LATINAS Reading

20 Jan

VOCES LATINAS Reading Series
Elliot, A Solidier’s Fuge
by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Sunday, January 25th at 6pm
Road Less Traveled Theater
639 Main St. (Use the Washington Street Entrance)
Free Admission!
Reading is in English

Cast in rehearsal

Cast in rehearsal

Melding a poetic dreamscape with a stream-of-consciousness narrative, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue takes us on an unforgettable journey across time and generations. Lyrically tracing the legacy of war on a single Puerto Rican family, this Pulitzer Prize finalist is the first installment in Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Elliot Trilogy. Directed by Road Less Traveled’s Artistic Director Scott Behrend nd starring Anthony Alcocer, Smirna Mercedes-Pérez, Victor Morales and Dan Walker.