The Sol Project, the national theatre initiative whose mission is to nurture, amplify, and produce the work of Latinx artists, is again partnering with New York City's Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater for the second annual SolFest: A Latinx Theater Festival.
SolFest will run June 17–19 at PRTT, located at 304 West 47th Street, New York.
The festival will kick off with The Mother of Henry by Evelina Fernández and directed by José Luis Valenzuela June 17 at 7 PM (pre-show mixer for a 7:30 PM reading); followed by Franklin Ave by Darrel Alejandro Holnes and directed by Melissa Crespo June 18 at 7 PM (pre-show mixer for a 7:30 PM reading); and The Wild Inside by Cusi Cram and directed by Adriana Gaviria June 19 at 7 PM.
The presentation of The Wild Inside will be preceded by a 30-minute special musical performance from Pregones/PRTT’s forthcoming production of La Guaracha, adapted by Rosalba Rolón from the classic Puerto Rican novel La guaracha del Macho Camacho by Luis Rafael Sánchez.
SolFest writers receive up to 20 hours of rehearsal, culminating in the public sharing of their work. Each playwright will choose up to 90 minutes of material to share at the end of the process.
“We are grateful to partner once again with the venerable Pregones/PRTT for our second year of SolFest,” stated Adriana Gaviria, producer of SolFest and founding member of The Sol Project. “This year’s festival promises dynamic work that responds directly to events of our time. Our gifted playwrights have crafted stories that elevate the Latinx experience through pivotal decades and call into question identity, love, gender and the nature of evolution itself.”
The Sol Project was founded by Jacob G. Padrón and is driven by an artistic collective of theatremakers. For tickets to the second SolFest and more information, visit Thesolproject.org.