R.Evolución Latina (RL) is proud to announce the 2023 Doreen Montalvo ‘Do It Anyway’ Scholarship. Each year an artist will be selected as recipient of the scholarship in honor of Doreen Montalvo.
A little girl from the Bronx, rooted in her Puerto Rican culture and determined to make Broadway her home, Doreen never stopped following her dreams. She changed many lives through her art, through her mesmerizing voice and through her unending light.
The voice behind some of Broadway’s greatest songs, Doreen Montalvo, was an ardent supporter of R.Evolución Latina. Doreen was always available for anyone who needed help and she was always willing to share her talents. A champion of R.Evolución Latina from day one, she lifted up each artist, supporting the dream of making a difference through art, empowering the Latinx community and did it all with constant joy. For 12 years, Doreen taught acting & singing at RL’s Children’s Performing Arts Camp.
Every year it was clear she loved and inspired the campers and they loved her.
At the age of 44, she made her Broadway debut as part of the Original Broadway Company (OBC) of In The Heights. She went on to perform in the OBC of On Your Feet!, The Story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Mrs. Doubtfire, and graced the screen in TV shows like Law and Order, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife. Her light will forever live on in the upcoming films In The Heights and West Side Story.
The Doreen Montalvo Scholarship is not only a financial award, but also a mutual commitment from R.Evolución Latina to nurture and the recipient to continue to dare to go beyond as they work toward their dreams. The Selection Committee will choose the recipient not only on the basis of their past accomplishments, but also on character, leadership, and desire to enrich their art and the art of those around them.
Criteria for each applicant are as follows:
- Artists who are at least 30 years old (DOB on or before 1/31/1993)
- Pursuing a career in the performing arts
- Qualified members of a principal minority group (Latina/Latino/Hispanic, African-American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander)
- Desire to grow as an artist
- 3 years of professional experience
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- Enrollment in the 2023 Beyond Workshop Series, a two-week training period in acting, singing & dancing with Broadway & TV/Film Professionals.
- Serve as a R.Evolución Latina leader to fellow artists, youth and event teams.
- Performance opportunities (Concerts, Media/Press Events, Productions, etc)
- Partnership to create further work in 2023-Spring 2024
Submit the following for consideration:
- Essay (100 words) describing why you should be considered
- Headshot & Resume
- Video/Audio of past performances or work. (Include a variety of your repertoire.)
- Final Interviews with The Selection Committee will be conducted February 2023