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.
RED SUGARCANE PRESS PRESENTS
A MIRROR IN MY OWN BACKSTAGE by JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA
JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER by CARMEN RIVERA
JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA is best known for his poetry about the Puerto Rican and Latino experienceand is one of the poets associated with the early years of the Neorican literary movement and the Nuyorican Poets Café in the United States.
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.
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.
Hispanic women over 25 are the most frequent moviegoers, with over one in five saying they have seen all the recent major movies, according to a study polling 1,500 people who go to the theaters more than 6 times a year. Click here to read full story.
Teatro Luna, an experimental, all-Latina theater company based in Chicago, is focused on social change.
“We are trying to change the narrative of the over-sexualized Latina, the gang-banging ‘chola,’ or the snobbish ‘fresa.’ The idea is that there is a full spectrum of Latinas, and that is what you are going to see within our organization,” says Alexandra Meda, executive director of the troupe, which appears in San Francisco this week.
It is this history, so intimately entwined with the peculiar institution that was slavery and the slave trade, that artist Kara Walker has evoked in her towering and disturbing art exhibit in the old Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, New York.
Magdalena Gomez' Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, the Off-Broadway theatrical experience based on her poetry is headed to Los Angeles in the fall. The work was first developed and presented very successfully to packed audiences at Pregones and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatres in New York City.
We'll keep you posted as soon as the schedule is available.