Pregones Theater & Roadside Theater Series on BETSY!

Pregones Theater and Roadside Theater review their twenty-one-year artistic collaboration and their Off-Broadway production of BETSY!.

Drama and the Shattering of Myths
Essay

Drama and the Shattering of Myths

28 March 2015

University of Arizona’s Dr. Maribel Álvarez on another version of American pluralism as evidenced in the creation and story of the Appalachian Puerto Rican musical, BETSY!

Message from the Appalachian Mountains
Essay

Message from the Appalachian Mountains

27 March 2015

Caridad De La Luz talks about her personal journey becoming Betsy, and the inspiration she has encountered in this play and in these mountains.

Empathy in the Gaps
Essay

Empathy in the Gaps

Encountering Disagreement in Intercultural Performance

26 March 2015

Lindsay Cummings looks at the issue of empathy in BETSY!, reexamining its definition, and argues that the play successfully acknowledges gaps and attempts to understand them.

I Can Hear You
Essay

I Can Hear You

Cross-Cultural Music and Complicated American Identities

25 March 2015

Jonathan Bradshaw looks at the music of BETSY!, and how the banjo and cuatro—both distinct instruments in Mountain music—come together for the work of cultural engagement.

Stories, Human Flourishing, and Spaces of Abundance
Essay

Stories, Human Flourishing, and Spaces of Abundance

25 March 2015

Stephani Etheridge Woodson explores why companies like Roadside and Pregones are underutilized resources, what they do for stories, and how they develop communities of abundance.

Embodying the Universal in the Particular
Essay

Embodying the Universal in the Particular

An Actor's Experience

23 March 2015

Elise Santora explores the women of BETSY!, her experience portraying so many of them, and the poetry with which she is now embracing her own story.

Constructing a Bridge Culture
Essay

Constructing a Bridge Culture

23 March 2015

Ben Fink explores why the collaboration between Pregones and Roadside works, and what it could mean for the community he works with in southern New Jersey.

Beyond Cliché
Essay

Beyond Cliché

Dramatizing Our American Identity

22 March 2015

Pregones Theater and Roadside Theater review their twenty-one-year artistic collaboration and their upcoming Off-Broadway production of BETSY!.

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