Celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration at the Steel Yard
Celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

08/23/2017– On September 13th,  Trinity Repertory Company, Rhode Island Latino Arts and the Steel Yard are hosting a free, family friendly, outdoor event and kick-off celebration in honor Hispanic Heritage Month! The afternoon will feature music, delicious food and an extra special showcase of scenes from Shakespeare en El Verano’s bilingual English-Spanish adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.

Come celebrate art, community and Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th- October 15th) at the Steel Yard (27 Sims Ave. Providence, RI 02909)! Gates will open at 4 PM and the celebration will go until 7 pm!

Shakespeare en el Verano (Shakespeare in the Summer) — a two-year old program produced by Trinity Rep and Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA) — travels to a variety of public venues throughout the state of Rhode Island to share reinterpretations of some of Shakespeare’s greatest classics with new eyes and ears.

This summer’s production of Romeo and Juliet — written/co-directed by Brown/Trinity Rep MFA student Marcel Mascaro — drew upon contemporary forms of Spanish, new music, and a new group of performers under Trinity Rep’s associate artistic director, Tyler Dobrowsky. Romeo and Juliet toured throughout Providence this in July 2017. “I’m thrilled to build on the tremendous success of last summer and bring back our Shakespeare en el Verano program. I’m also incredibly grateful we once again get to partner with Rhode Island Latino Arts and their wonderful executive director, Marta V. Martínez,” said co-director Tyler Dobrowsky. “Great art belongs to everyone — by removing the barriers of cost, location, and language, we will bring this free, mobile and bilingual production of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet to the vibrant community of Providence and Rhode Island.”

In addition to the performances of Shakespeare en el Verano, guests who attend the September 13th Celebration are invited to participate in a post-show plática — a discussion led by RILA & Trinity Rep. By hosting this plática, we’re hoping the Yard can serve as a space for conversation. An opportunity for both young and old to think about what they saw, and share what it meant to them through discussion and a number of creative activities.

This event is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works grant program and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism.

The Rhode Island Latino Arts is Rhode Island’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of Latino arts, including the art, culture, history, and heritage of Rhode Island Latinos.

Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of 145,000. In its 50-year history, the theater has produced 63 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its MFA program, trained hundreds of new actors and directors.

The Steel Yard’s historic campus is a platform for professional artists, makers and the community to practice and learn the industrial arts.The organization fosters creative and economic opportunities, by providing workspace, tools, training, and education, while forging lasting links to a local tradition of craftsmanship.

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