Exploring What It Means to Be an Immigrant in the U.S
A special collaboration of artists from The Public Theatre, S.I.T.I Company, Pregones/PRTT, Broadway and RL’s artists training program.
To Be or Not to Be, A Shakespearean Experience was a culmination of the 2018 Beyond Workshop Series, performance training program. This was the right time for us to challenge our students and leaders by devising a piece that asks questions of ourselves, our audiences and give our leaders the important process of collaboration while creating.
This was a unique piece that used not only Shakespeare but also dance, musical theatre and poetry from Pedro Calderón de la Barca to share a relatable and for some a real eye opening experience of what it means to belong.
LUIS SALGADO, IAN HERSEY, LEON INGULSRUD & the 2018 Beyond Workshop Series
Directed by Luis Salgado
Guest Choreographers: Valeria Cossu, Daniel Fetecua, Gabriela Garcia & Matthew Steffens
Music Director: Desmar Guevara
Bass: Alvaro Benavides Percussion: Camilo Molina Gaetan
Lighting Designer: Joel E. Silver;
Costume/Scenic Design Consultant: Robert Croghan
Adela Bolet, Adriana Coronado, Bruno Giraldi, Eduardo Uribe, Gilda Mercado, Gina Fernandez, Igor Correa, Ismael Castillo, Jacob Louchheim, Jesús Sepúlveda, Katherine Goldblum, Krystal Pou, Luis Herrera, Matthew Oster, Matthew Ting, Nedelka Sotelo, Phil Ordoñez, Samia Omari, Will Taitel, Angie C. Velasquez, Camila Martinez, Clara Lanzani, Diego Lopez, Josefina Lausirica, Juan Laverde, Julian Pantoja, Laura Mojica, Carolina Orozco, Majo Gutierrez, Mariana Herrera, Cristina Gomez, Melissa Barajas, Nelsy Salazar, Sergio Pareto, Solana Del Carmen Gomez, Sonia Monroy, Vanina Frezza
“In a country that leans toward building walls to keep people out, R.Evolucion Latina works hard to expand boundaries and encourage the love of one’s self and the inclusion of all who choose to be the best of who they are.”
“I particularly loved the fact that (according to the program) more than half the cast didn’t speak English before the project. The performer’s integrity, concentration, and full-on commitment to the project gave every word the authority and clarity Shakespeare intended, but better yet, for the 21st-century listener.”
“Every step, every gesture, and even the slightest nuance was executed with lazar sharp confidence. Each one of the 36 performers carried the stage with pride either as a soloist or in the ensemble. There was always someone new to be engaged by as they covered the stage with powerful joy.”