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Conversation about BETSY! The Appalachian-Puerto Rican Musical at Roadside Theater in New York—Thursday 12 February 2015


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).

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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.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre, arts, and cultural community. The channel is at howlround.tv and is a free and shared resource for live events and performances relevant to the world's live arts fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Follow and use hashtag #howlround in Twitter to participate in a community of peers revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field. Our community uses the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). You can become a producer and co-produce with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, contact @HowlRound on Twitter, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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