Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Nelson Diaz-Marcano & Radical

Playwright’s Name:  Nelson Diaz-Marcano Tell us about your latest project: Radical is a dark fast pace political thriller based on the events that happened in Chile during the coup of September 11, 1973. I am a very passionate individual about Latin America and its people. If you knew me and heard that, you wouldn't believe … Continue reading Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Nelson Diaz-Marcano & Radical

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Mel Nieves & Cost of Exposure

Playwright's Name: Mel Nieves Tell us about your latest project: It's a two character one act between a husband, who is a writer, and his wife, a former dancer. The play explores the fine line of "writing what you know" and "exploitation" when the husband decides to write a fictional account of a tragic moment in … Continue reading Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Mel Nieves & Cost of Exposure

Downtown Urban Artists Festival Features Jennifer Cendana Armas & Twist & A Bridge

Playwright's Name: Jennifer Cendana Armas Tell us about your latest project: Twists & A Bridge is a short piece I have been developing for a year. It is a one woman piece looking at the effects immigration has had on relationships- both familial and romantic. The piece incorporates the use of Tagalog and Spanish to explore … Continue reading Downtown Urban Artists Festival Features Jennifer Cendana Armas & Twist & A Bridge

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Joe Gulla & The Bronx Queen

    Playwright's Name: Joe Gulla   Tell us about your latest project:  "The Bronx Queen" is the first chapter of my "Bronx Queen Trilogy"! It is the story of my young life as a gay boy growing up in an Italian working-class section of the Bronx. The title is not as simple as it … Continue reading Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Joe Gulla & The Bronx Queen

Review: Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig

Opening night for any performance is filled with excitement and anxiety. A play about the opening night of a performance is a beautiful insight to the crazy that surrounds it. Especially if it's Verdi's Otello, the tenor is an Italian superstar, and there's a catastrophe. Set in 1934, Otello is the saving grace for the … Continue reading Review: Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig