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.
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.
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."
SUNDAY – OCTOBER 26, 2014 - FREE ADMISSION
2PM-5PM (DOORS OPEN AT 1:00PM)
HOSTED BY RICHARD WESLEY
WITH MUSICIANS AND POETS
including among others
ADEGOKE STEVE COLSON
JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA
JUBA “BIG JUBA” DOWDELL
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 –
Coordinating Committee: Adegoke Steve Colson, Iqua Colson, Leon Denmark, Woodie King, Jr. & Richard Wesle
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:
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.
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