Livestreamed on this page Thursday 12 February at 7 p.m. EST (New York) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 4 p.m. PST (Los Angeles).
Conversation about BETSY! The Appalachian-Puerto Rican Musical at Roadside Theater
Roadside Theater and Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater presented a conversation about BETSY! The Appalachian-Puerto Rican Musical livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 12 February at 7 p.m. EST (New York) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 4 p.m. PST (Los Angeles).
Livestreaming from the Bronx, New York—the artists of Roadside Theater and Pregones/PRTT will talk about the creation and newest incarnation of their intercultural musical BETSY!, premiering Off-Broadway this April.
Hosted by Dr. Arnaldo J. López, the conversation will be about the collaborative genesis of the story of Betsy, a Bronx jazz singer of Puerto Rican and Irish heritage. Participating will be co-directors Dudley Cocke and Rosalba Rolón, composers Ron Short and Desmar Guevara, cast members Elise Santora and Caridad De la Luz a.k.a. La Bruja, and Sylvia Ryerson on banjo and Antonio Guzman on cuatro.
Introductory comments by project guest scholar, noted folklorist, and anthropologist Dr. Maribel Álvarez, and closing comments by Jamie Haft of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.
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