Friday, May 23, 2008

Theater Festival to Celebrate Latinas

Latino Flavored Productions, Inc. is hosting the first ever all Latina Theater Festival at the Bank Street Theater from June 4th – 29th. The Ultimate Latina Theater Festival features 7 empowering plays written, performed and directed by the very best up and coming and seasoned artists in the New York City theater scene.

"This festival is about women's empowerment and it is an opportunity to tell our stories the way we need them told," says president and creator of the festival, Linda Nieves-Powell. For the entire month of June, audiences will have a choice of experiencing six humorous and thought provoking plays like the off-Broadway hit I AM LATINA!/YO SOY LATINA!, Dancing in the Mirror, Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny, Jose Can Speak, The Life of Me and Rum & Coke by Carmen Pelaez; all about Latina life, all humorous and all empowering. As well the Fantastic Experimental Latina Theater will be performing their version of the classic Moliere play “The Imaginary Invalid”.

All of this delivered from well-known Latino artists such as April Lee Hernandez from “Freedom Writers” and “30 Rock and Luis Salgado the Latin choreographer for the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “In The Heights” who will be joined by some of the hottest Latino Broadway performers in GRACIAS MUJERES! a charity event which will also pay a surprise tribute to a veteran Broadway star.

The festival will be held at the Bank Street Theater located at 155 Bank Street, New York, NY. Tickets range from $15-$25 and are on sale at the site www.ultimate.latinoflavored.com or www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information and discount promotions on each performance, contact Latino Flavored Productions Inc. at 718-720-7979.

source: press release
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