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RED SUGARCANE PRESS is an independent press dedicated to presenting emerging and well-known artists and activists from the Caribbean, Latino/a and African diasporas whose works break new ground, broaden our knowledge of history and culture, entertain and inspire. We present a variety of genres -literature and poetry, plays and prose, political essays and short stories- grounded in the journey of indigenous and African peoples in the Americas who from enslavement to the present have triumphed through the courage and tenacity of many generations.

 

RED SUGARCANE PRESS strives to promote discussion of ideas and actions to shape a more humane world and future.

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AUTHORS:

 

JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA is best known for his poetry about the Puerto Rican and Latino experience and is one of the poets associated with the early years of the Neorican literary movement and the Nuyorican Poets Café in the United States.

 

MAGDALENA GOMEZ  is an award-winning performance poet, playwright and theater director. She is co-founder of Teatro V!da and founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group. Her work has been widely performed and anthologized.

 

CARMEN RIVERA is an OBIE award-winning playwright whose plays are widely performed across the United States, Latin America and Europe. They include La Gringa and Celia: The Life And Music Of Celia Cruz, co-written with Candido Tirado.

Sun

16

Nov

2014

Springfield, Massachusetts poet laureate Maria Luisa Arroyo hosts poetry workshops

SPRINGFIELD — Anyone interested in writing or reading their own poetry will have a chance at two upcoming events at the Indian Orchard Library. The Vitamin P for Poetry series, run by award winning multilingual poet Maria Luisa Arroyo, will feature events on Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Arroyo has been running the series for several years and has put even more of an emphasis on encouraging the writing and reading of poetry since she became Springfield's first Hispanic poet laureate in September. Arroyo, who has published several collections of poetry in English, Spanish, German and Arabic, was honored with the title during a City Council meeting this fall.

Arroyo has a bachelor's degree from Colby College, a master's degree from Tufts University and is ABD (all but dissertation) at Harvard University in German Language and Literature. She has published two collections of poetry, "Touching and Naming the Roots of This Tree," and "Gathering Words: Recogiendo Palabras."

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Thu

23

Oct

2014

Julia de Burgos: Child of Water to open in Chicago on Nov. 7th.

 
 
The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture is proud to be the main sponsor of Julia De Burgos: Child of Water by Carmen Rivera.
 
The play opens November 7th, 2014 at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture! Tickets are on sale.
 
 
Purchase a copy of the play at Red Sugarcane Press or on Amazon.com.
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Wed

22

Oct

2014

Tribute to Amiri Baraka

SUNDAYOCTOBER 26, 2014  - FREE ADMISSION

2PM-5PM (DOORS OPEN AT 1:00PM)


HOSTED BY RICHARD WESLEY

WITH MUSICIANS AND POETS

including among others

RONNELL BEY

ADEGOKE STEVE COLSON

GENE GHEE

CALVIN JONES
JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA

MARLENE RICE

RUDY WALKER

JUBA  “BIG JUBA” DOWDELL

RENE MCLEAN

SONIA SANCHEZ

and

MAYOR RAS BARAKA 


NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL - 1020 BROAD STREET, NEWARK, NJ

PICK UP TICKETS IN ADVANCE AT NSH BOX OFFICE, 1030 BROAD STREET, NEWARK, NJ – 973.643.8014

Coordinating Committee: Adegoke Steve Colson, Iqua Colson, Leon Denmark, Woodie King, Jr. &  Richard Wesle

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Mon

15

Sep

2014

La caída de Rafael Trujillo, new play by Carmen Rivera permieres in October 2014

Teatro Círculo celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the premiere of a new play by Carmen Rivera, La caída de Rafael Trujillo, about the events that led to the implosion of a ruthless dictatorship that governed the Dominican Republic with an iron fist and massive blood shed for more than 30 years.

 

Carmen Rivera sets up the events--internal uprisings, betrayal, international pressures and political intrigue -- as well as personal failures that led to the downfall of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina. "The play reflects on the resiliency of so many Latin Americans who have survived the trauma and violence of dictatorships and moved forward despite the enormous challenges faced in their respective societies,” explains the playwright.

 

This is a limited engagement: October 16 to November 2, 2014 at Teatro Círculo’s newly renovated theater at 64 East 4th Street (Between Bowery and 2nd Avenue) in New York City performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Evening performances take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Shows start at 8pm. Matinee performances on Sunday start at 3pm.

For tickets & info:
Online: http://www.teatrocirculo.org/pages/?qpath=trujillo
Phone: 866 811 4111
$25 General Admission; $20 Students, Seniors & Groups of 15+

 

Production directed by award-winning director Cándido Tirado and features a formidable  cast: Iván Camilo (as Johnny Abbes), Johary Ramos (as ensemble/various roles), Adriana Sananes (as Doña María, wife of Gen. Trujillo), Renoly Santiago (as Don Paco Escribano), Fermín Suárez (as Joaquin Balaguer), Ed Trucco (as Diplomat),  Eva Cristina Vásquez (as the lover of Gen. Trujillo) and in the lead role of Trujillo, José Cheo Oliveras. Set design by Jorge Dieppa and lighting design by María Cristina Fusté. Harry Nadal designed the historical costumes and Rubén Darío Cruz is the multimedia designer. For this production, noted Dominican scholar and historian José Novas has been the dramaturgical and cultural consultant; Bersaida Vega translated the play into Spanish.

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Sun

07

Sep

2014

Dancing In My Cockroach Killers

DANCING IN MY COCKROACH KILLERS presents Magdalena Gómez's full range of rhythmic realism, boundless hope, and laugh out loud humor.  Her characters face real life challenges with courage and flair, and are openly inspired by friends, family, and Latino/a icons. 

 
Performances: Thursday, October 16; Friday, October 17; Saturday, October 18 @ 8:00 PM
; Sunday, October 19 @ 3:00 PM. 


All performances at
 Pregones Theater in THE BRONX 
575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

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