KEY ARTISTS & STAFF
PRISCILLA AGUILAR, Outreach Coordinator - Her management background is in health services, and she has been with Pregones since 1999. Advanced professional development credits include the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute.
ALVAN COLÓN LESPIER, Associate Artistic Director - He is seasoned stage director and technical producer with 30 years experience. His numerous credits include La Otra Orilla, Los ángeles se han fatigado, Peccatoribus, and Game Over. He is recipient of a Ford Visionaries Fellowship and El Maestro LP21 awards.
JAMES FIGUEROA, Financial Manager - He holds a Masters Degree in Business Management and has been with Pregones Theater since 1991. With more than twenty years of experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, his reputation and expertise are built on a longstanding commitment to work with Latino theaters in NYC.
MAGALIE GONZÁLEZ, General Manager - An arts manager of Dominican background, she studied at Lehman College-CUNY. Advanced professional development credits include the NYU School of Continuing Education, Alliance of NYS Arts Organizations, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and Hispanic Federation Leadership Institute.
DESMAR GUEVARA, Resident Composer/Musical Director - He brings a unique take on Jazz and Afro Puerto Rican rhythms to Pregones’ musical theater repertory. Credits include Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves, Andy Montañez, and José Alberto “El Canario”, among others. He is founder and director of genre-busting jazz ensemble Taller Sicá.
ARNALDO J. LÓPEZ, Development Officer - An arts manager with first-hand knowledge of the arts field and a doctorate in Latin/o American literatures and cultures. His professional background includes 10 years in letterpress and graphic design, 5 years of college-level teaching, and multiple arts documentation projects.
JORGE B. MERCED, Associate Artistic Director - A graduate of City College-CUNY and EITALC (Cuba), he also studied at the Alvin Ailey School. Known Acting credits include El bolero fue mi ruina, Baile Cangrejero, and ¡Ay, Jesús! Oh, Jesus! Director credits include Blanco/White, El huésped vacío (IATI), Las facultades, and Aloha Boricua. His distinctions include the EL Award from El Diario La Prensa.
JESSICA MOYA, Assistant Technical Producer - A graduate of City College-CUNY, Department of Theater, she is devoted to professional work in the technical theater field. She was a mentee of the New Generations/Future Leaders program of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
HARRY NADAL, Resident Designer - He holds an MFA from NYU/Tisch. His credits include Pregones (Betsy, El bolero fue mi ruina, The Beep, Game Over, Aloha Boricua), Lincoln Center Institute, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Chicago, A Class Act, Paul Simon's The Capeman, and Off-Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
ROSALBA ROLÓN, Artistic Director - A seasoned performer, dramaturg, and stage director, she is know for nurturing the development of a distinctly Latino musical theater. Credits include El bolero fue mi ruina, The Phone Call, El Apagón/The Blackout, El último rosario de Medea (starring Lupita Ferrer), and Betsy (with Roadside Theater). She is recent recipient of both Ford Foundation and a USA Artists fellowships.
MANNY VEGA, Muralist - This Bronx native and honorary pregonero is an accomplished painter, sculptor, musician, and scholar. He works in a wide variety of media including painting, printmaking, murals, graphics, set and costume design, and ritual beadwork. His credits include Guggenheim Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Hood Museum, Marefunfun (Cuba), Fowler Museum, and Bronx Museum.
The Pregones family.
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