CURRENT / UPCOMING
From Three Troubled Lives, a Play and a New Family
by ALEXIS SOLOSKI Read the full NYTIMES article here.
Cesar J. Rosado - on the YESBROADWAYS 2018 40 Under 40 list.
"Cesar was charming AF in last year's Dolphins & Sharks and then went on to star in Two River Theater's super fun-looking El Coqui Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom. He's constantly booking readings of new plays all over the country, so prepare to see him show you what's uppppp on a stage near you soon in the next great American play." -Sam Maher
Cast interview with Ming Chen (Co-host of the AMC series 'Comic Book Men)
American Theatre has a new podcast run by three critics and when asked to share "a specific show from the past that sums up the kind of theater they love best." Elisabeth Vincentelli, of the New York Times, named Ivo's Streetcar Named Desire along with our production of THE WORKSHOP! She says, "It was a wonderful show that was exactly what I look for in the theater. It was a complete surprise. I had no idea what to expect. It was intimate, and it was just really thrilling to be there."
Click on the image to listen to the podcast.
THE WORKSHOP is a NYTimes Critic Pick!
"An incisive and insightful tale of ambition and envy, inspiration and mediocrity."
THE WORKSHOP is a Village Voice 'VOICE CHOICE'
Interview with YES Broadway and playwright James Anthony Tyler and cast members Pernell Walker and Cesar J. Rosado.
OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Previews Oct. 10-12
Performances run Mondays - Saturdays at 8pm
Written by David Greenspan
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Co-produced by The Bushwick Starr and Abingdon Theatre Company
The Things That Were There is a memory play and a meditation on loss. Set on the occasion of a celebratory dinner the play dramatizes the events and relationships of a family over many years - as past incidents are recalled and at times relived. Certain scenes begin again with slight or significant variation as a means of investigating family relationships through a continually shifting lens and exploring the tragic and comic potential of each event.
Performed by: Evander Duck, Jr., David Greenspan, Caitlin Morris, Cesar J. Rosado and Mary Shultz
Set and Costume Design: Carolyn Mraz, Lighting Design: Barbara Samuels, Production Stage Manager: Bryan Bauer, Assistant Stage Manager: Acacia Drake, Production Manager: Ann Marie Dorr, Assistant Scenic & Costume Designer: Susanne Houstle, Assistant Lighting Designer: Kenzie Carpenter, Producer: John Del Gaudio, Associate Producer: Madeleine Goldsmith
written by Will Arbery
directed by Taylor Reynolds
with: Brendan Dalton, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Ryan King, Cesar J. Rosado, Miriam Silverman and more.
Daniel Zimmerman (set design), Isabella Byrd (lighting design), Mark Van Hare (sound design) and Kristy Bodall (production stage manager)
Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues. Let’s talk about family nightmares. I mean, uh, memories.
JUNE 20th - JUNE 30th at THE WILD PROJECT
El festival de Teatro Alternativo de Bogota
FESTA2018 at Teatro Sala Seki Sano Bogota, Colombia
by Alexis Roblan dir. Melody Brooks
Cast: Rebecca Gray Davis, Keith Michael Pinault, Jennifer Tsay and Cesar J. Rosado.
By Alisa Zhulina dir. Melody Brooks
Cast: Anya Michelle Krawcheck, Jennifer Tsay and Cesar J. Rosado.
By David Jacobi
DCPA Theatre Company Commission
Directed by Caitlin Ryan O’Connell
Dramaturgy by Doug Langworthy
Stage Manager: Corin Ferris
Stage Management Apprentice: Amy LeGore
Ethan Couch has lived in a bubble of pampered privilege for his entire life, so when he’s convicted of killing four people while driving drunk, he and his mother take $40,000 and flee to a resort in Mexico rather than face the consequences. In this self-imposed state of limbo, Ethan pays hotel clerk Daniel $1,000 to be his friend and help maintain the facade of his prior life. But as the unlikely pair drink, sing, and stumble through the night, delusions of how the world works melt away as quickly as their cash flow. Playwright David Jacobi draws from the infamous real-life 2013 “affluenza” court case to weave a surreal story of personal and legal recklessness.
Says the playwright: "Ethan Couch came from a rich family and he a had a great lawyer who argued that Ethan was too rich to know right from wrong. I was enraged when he went on the run, but when he was caught, I felt like this was a really interesting idea of late-stage capitalism: These people hiding out in this antiseptic place waiting for justice. And the play devolves into this Lynchian nightmare. ... I think it's funny."
Ethan Couch: Nick LaMedica
Tonya Couch: Tasha Lawrence
Daniel: Cesar J. Rosado
Stage Directions: Alaina Beth Reel
EL COQUÍ ESPECTACULAR AND THE BOTTLE OF DOOM
January 6, 2018 - February 4, 2018
By Matt Barbot
Directed by Jose Zayas
MARION HUBER THEATER - Two River Theater, Red Bank New Jersey
In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a masked figure has been spotted: the Puerto Rican superhero, El Coquí Espectacular. In reality, it is out-of-work comic book artist Alex, who has been secretly dressing up as his favorite creation. As Alex learns that fighting crime is harder than it looks, his older brother Joe wants Alex to join him at his advertising agency, selling sugary soda to Latino consumers. Can El Coquí defeat his own self-doubt and be a hero for his neighborhood?
The Public: Joe's Pub
En Garde Arts has commissioned Chilean/Costa Rican-American playwright Andrea Thome, Puerto Rican director José Zayas with music by Sinuhe Padilla Isunza to craft a series of developmental readings drawn verbatim from interviews with the undocumented. What is it like for the people who have settled here, yet often must keep their presence hidden? Partnering with community organizations that serve undocumented immigrants, we aim to go beyond the limited narrative that is too often presented by our media and politicians. What are the many reasons they’ve come, and what are their lives like now? Together, they question: where can we call home? These interviews will be performed by actors to preserve the anonymity of the participants. A panel discussion will follow.
Cast: Laura Gomez ("Orange is the New Black"), Andres Munar (The Box, WHATABLOODCLOT!!!), Jose Joaquin Perez (My Manana Comes, The Hairy Ape, "I, Robot"), Emma Ramos (the web series "BUTS"), Cesar J. Rosado(Dolphins & Sharks), and Rosanny Zayas (A Midsummer Night's Dream).
November 19 Doors at 1:30PM Show at 2PM
National Black Theatre's
Keep Soul Alive Reading Series Presents
By: Bleu Beckford-Burrell
Director: Colette Robert
Cast: Mikumari Caiyhe, Starr Kirkland, Angel Moore, Diana Ruppe, Al-nisa Petty, Serge Thony, Landon G. Woodson, and Cesar J. Rosado
PS365 the workplace of security personnel, seemingly unbothered by their failing school, in a forgotten community. With the principal determined to keep her job by any means necessary, an optimistic after-school provider still hopeful she can make a difference, and the annual Quality Review on everyone's mind, It is difficult to see who will remember the students and try to save PS365 from closing its doors for good.
November 14th at 7:30pm
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Annual ALUMNI JAM
October 17, 2017
Rattlestick will host its annual Alumni Jam, where we welcome back our alumni playwrights to share excerpts of new plays.
Our annual Alumni Jam is a grand-slam kind of evening where we invite back a cohort of some of our most beloved all-star and up-and-coming playwrights to share excerpts of their new work. The evening is an opportunity to gather in an intimate setting to experience some explosive new plays, to meet the creators, and to continue building our Rattlestick community. This year, we will host the Alumni Jam on October 17 at 7:30pm with Zachary Quinto as our Master of Ceremonies.
You will have a chance to hear directly from the writers about what has made their experience at Rattlestick so memorable. The evening will offer an exclusive first look into the work of these exciting writers, and a glance into the process of what it takes to write a new play. And there will be a party afterwards!
Some of the writers who will be sharing work are Sheila Callaghan (Elevada, That Pretty Pretty, Everything You Touch, "Shameless" "United States of Tara"), Jessica Dickey (Amish Project, Charles Ives Take Me Home), Laura Eason (The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, Sex with Strangers, "House of Cards"), Xavier Galva (Middle Voice at Rattlestick's The Parlour), Florencia Lozano (underneathmybed), among others.
Reading of THE WILD INSIDE by Cusi Cram for Labyrinth Theater Company Lab25 at the Cherry Lane Theater
Cast: John Ortiz, Florencia Lozano, Aspillaga Vázquez (Vansessa Aspillaga) Paula Pizzi-Black, Cesar J. Rosado, Salvatore Inzerillo, and Peter K. Hirsch.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Featured Readings, Excerpts From:
FACE CREAM by Maggie Bofill, THE WILD INSIDE by Cusi Cram, THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis, THE RESTLESSNESS OF DESIRE by Kristina Poe
Plus a celebration of the life of Labyrinth Member and beloved member of the New York Theater Community, Kevin Geer
THE CHERRY LANES TONGUES READING SERIES
Tuesday, August 29, 7pm
BY David Zheng
Directed by Dominic Colon
With Robert Lang, Cesar J. Rosado, and Daniel Velasco
When a Chinese delivery man befriends the neighborhood drug dealer, neither is prepared for how much their lives will change. A new play exploring friendship, race, and self-discovery.
Free and open to the public; reservations required: Reservations are closed for KINGSBRIDGE. To request to put your name on the wait list, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org