RED SUGARCANE PRESS is an independent press dedicated to publishing and documenting the rich culture and history of the Puerto Rican, Latino/a and African Diasporas in the Americas. We present well-known and emerging artists whose works break new ground, entertain and inspire. Their works are 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 promotes the sharing of ideas toward shaping a more humane world.
JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA is best known for his poetry and social commentary about the Puerto Rican and Latino experience and is one of the poets associated with the early years of the Neorican literary movement and 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 among others. Her work has been widely performed and anthologized.
CARMEN RIVERA is an OBIE award-winning playwright whose works are widely presented across the United States, Latin America and Europe. Among them are La Gringa and Celia: The Life And Music Of Celia Cruz, co-written with Candido Tirado.
The United Nation proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, commencing on January 1, 2015 and ending on December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”.
In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.
"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."
— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
For lovers of Julia de Burgos' poetic legacy,
Amanecida: Antologia Homenaje a Julia de Burgos will be presented
at Boricua College in Manhattan October 8th from 7:30 to 9 pm
Hear master poets honor this great writer.
"La caída de Trujillo" by playwright Carmen Rivera opens a window to the complex psyche of Rafael Trujillo
Molina, the controversial ruler of the Dominican Republic who terrorized the country for more than 30 years.
Limited engagement from October 16, 2014 to November 2
Teatro Círculo at 64 East 4th Street in Manhattan.
Elise Santora in a solo show by Magdalena Gómez!
A woman’s compulsive shopping and hoarding chip away her ability to discern fantasy from reality.
At the Pregones Theater
Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
304 West 47th Street
October 23-25, 2015
Friday and Saturday @ 8pm
Matinees Saturday @ 2pm and Sunday @ 3pm