LATINA POET’S FESTIVAL 2007

Announced today:

PUERTO RICAN TRAVELING THEATRE
PRESENTS
LATINA POET’S FESTIVAL 2007 –Celebration of its 40th Anniversary–
For the first time in its 40 year history, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre will be presenting twelve of the hottest, cutting edge Latina poets and performers in an exciting festival at its permanent theater, 304 West 47th Street, in the heart of Broadway, beginning Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 8 p.m.

SANDRA MARÍA ESTEVES, the revered Puerto Rican poet often referred to as the ‘Godmother of Nuyorican Letters’, MARIPOSA, one of the most dynamic, young poets of the New York Latino scene, as well as all time favorites LA BRUJA, the powerhouse performer PATTY DUKES, the queen of the college poetry circuit LINDA NIEVES-POWELL, and the fiery PRISIONERA have joined the roster of performers who will be participating for 8 performances at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Adding their talent to this special theatrical event will be veterans such as CARMEN D. LUCCA, DRA. MIRNA NIEVES and the popular RHINA VÁLENTIN, along with the seasoned, award winning poets CARMEN VALLE and LOURDES VAZQUEZ.

MIRIAM COLÓN VALLE, Founder of the theater, will be the Director and Producer, JACK LANDRON will co-produce, SOLEDAD ROMERO will be Literary Advisor, and MIRIAM CRUZ will interpret some of their works.

Throughout the years, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater has established a consistent record as a professional, bilingual theater company which has added diversity and quality productions to the New York theatrical landscape. The company, founded by the Puerto Rican actress Miriam Colón, has been an Actors Equity company since 1967, and has become a mecca for Hispanic and mainstream audiences who enjoy high quality, professional bilingual productions.
Opening night for the LATINA POETS FESTIVAL 2007 will be on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. Performances also on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sunday performances will be at 3:00 p.m. only. This limited engagement production will run only till Sunday, March 18 at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 304 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Admission is $20 or $15 for properly identified students or senior citizens. TDF is OK. Reservations: 212-354-1293.

Purchase tickets at www.telecharge.com. Click on Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.

The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s Mainstage presentations are possible thanks to the generosity of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, Jr., Shubert Foundation, National Endowmend for the Arts, American Express, American Theatre Wing, Carnegie Corporation of New York, TIAA-CREF, Edith C. Blum Foundation, New York City Council, Hispanic Federation, JPMorgan Chase, and individual supporters. The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre is grateful to their Media Sponsor: Urban Latino Magazine.

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