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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.

Thu

25

Sep

2014

La caida de Rafael Trujillo - Tickets selling out!

Tickets are selling fast for the premiere of a new play by Carmen Rivera, La caída de Rafael Trujillo. The play centers on events that led to implosion of Trujillo's ruthless dictatorship that governed the Dominican Republic for more than 30 years.

 

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: http://www.teatrocirculo.org/pages/?qpath=trujillo
Phone: 866 811 4111
 

The production is directed by award-winning director Cándido Tirado and features a formidable  cast:

Lead role of Trujillo, José Cheo Oliveras

Iván Camilo (as Johnny Abbes),

Johary Ramos (as ensemble/various roles),

Adriana Sananes (as Doña María, wife of Gen. Trujillo),

Marco Antonio Rodriguez (as Don Paco Escribano),

Fermín Suárez (as Joaquin Balaguer),

Ed Trucco (as Diplomat),  

Eva Cristina Vásquez (as the lover of Gen. Trujillo) 


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.

Mon

15

Sep

2014

Magdalena Gomez Launches National Book Tour

Photo: Kayla Creamer
Photo: Kayla Creamer

"Shameless Woman is an extravagant, inventive, rare, high-spirited, and emotionally sweeping volume that explores Gómez's life and the myriad pathways that led to her varied cultural productions and social activism. What we owe Magdalena Gómez is beyond evaluation."

- Dr. Roger N. Buckley, Professor of History,

University of Connecticut, Storrs

 

The long-awaited retrospective volume of poems, Shameless Woman by acclaimed poet, Magdalena Gómez, is now available on Amazon.  A book-signing event will take place in her native Bronx, in October at the legendary Pregones Theater, where she was honored as a National Endowment for the Arts Master Artist in 2010, and her work is currently in repertory.  The event will be part of a national book tour that will include a reading at the Los Angeles Theater Center with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Sonia Nazario, who will be reading from her bestseller, Enrique’s Journey.

 

For details, contact: Magdalena Gómez www.magdalenagomez.com

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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Sun

27

Jul

2014

Shameless Woman by Magdalena Gómez coming soon....

 

 

RED SUGARCANE PRESS is proud to announce the upcoming publication by Magdalena  Gómez. 

 

SHAMELESS WOMAN is a provocative, challenging, and ultimately uplifting memoir in poems to be read aloud or in silence, performed on stage, or naked in the middle of a supermarket. Rage and Love have found a safe meeting place at last.

 

Book is scheduled for release in the fall.

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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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