I'll be taking part in Step1 Theatre Project's Artists United for Puerto Rico, a benefit performance of poetry, music, and theatrical pieces. An excerpt from my play Hielo will be featured along with other theatre pieces by Nelson Diaz-Marcano and Desi Moreno-Penson, music by Aquino and Tanya Perez, and poetry by Maria Aponte, Isabel Pask, and Richard Perez. The event will take place on 11/13 at 7pm at The Physics Theater (Times Square Arts Center). There'll be a post-show reception with a live DJ, Coquito Bar, giveaways and a silent auction. All proceeds from the evening will go toward direct relief efforts and distribution of goods on the ground in Puerto Rico. Tickets $20, purchase here.
In other news, I'm proud to announce that the Cooctazo Audio Theatre podcast has been nominated for several Audio Verse Awards! This includes writing, production, music, and acting nominations for my script Hot Drinks. You can vote (here!) in the semi-final round until October 30. (The password is pancakes.)
This month also marks the return of Women Rising: Stories of Hope produced by Speranza Theatre Company. It runs through 10/29 at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. You can purchase tickets and find details here.
From Speranza: "WOMEN RISING, Stories of Hope, is a 75-minute original play created by Speranza Theatre Company with the help of our community partner WomenRising.org. Directed by Mikaela Kafka, featuring original music by Drama Desk Nominated composer Estelle Bajou, WOMEN RISING is a compilation of stories written by 7 playwrights under the guidance of lead writer, Jennie Contuzzi." Recommended for ages 15+. Wheelchair accessible.