Teatro Latino | Rhode Island | Theatricizing Oral Histories

A forum for Latinos to develop and present new bilingual plays

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RILA has brought to life its collection of Latino stories, based on the oral histories of Rhode Island Latinos collected by Marta V. Martínez, oral historian and RILA's Executive Director. A series of workshops were offered from April to August 2017, which set the stage for this next phase in the project.

Beginning in 2020,
Nuestras Raíces: Latino Histories of Rhode Island will become a series of monologues led and presented by RILA teaching artists, Marcel Mascaró and Magnolia Pérez. They have already directed the first in a series of Nuestras Raíces monologues, the first which is scheduled for debut in March 2020. Take a look at an example of Marcel's work below.

Marcel is a 2018 graduate of the Brown-Trinity MFA Program and from February to March will be leading six workshops on how to write and perform a monologue. The fee to attend each workshop is $20 or $100 if you sign up in advance for the entire series. No refunds after the second class. Registration opens in January 2019.
Community Organizations or Schools: If you would like to host Teatro Latino del Pueblo @RILA for a performance of Fefa y Su Bodega: A Newcomer's Story, contact us at: info@rilatinoarts.org. A $100 artists stipend will be requested of hosting organizations in Rhode Island. Our fee varies if we travel outside of Rhode Island. Please inquire about a school or library rate.

Marcel and Magnolia, will provide a bilingual monologue followed by Q&A. They will lead discussions on the story of Dominican immigration to New England and the impact that Rafael Trujillo still has on today's generation of Dominican-Americans.

A refundable $25 deposit will ensure we hold your registration date. Fill out the booking form below to request a performance. A deposit is not required, but advance payment will ensure that we hold your preferred date.
La Historia de Josefina "Fefa" Rosario: El impacto que Rafael Trujillo dejó en la comunidad dominicana de los EE.UU.
Video por Alberto Genao
Theatricizing the oral history of Josefina "Doña Fefa" Rosario - English
Video by Alberto Genao