Hartford Stage to Host INSPIRED TO SUCCEED - CONNECTICUT LATINOS AND LATINAS AT WORK Panel, 4/17

Hartford Stage to Host INSPIRED TO SUCCEED - CONNECTICUT LATINOS AND LATINAS AT WORK Panel, 4/17

Join the conversation at Hartford Stage for a free Community Panel Discussion, "Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos and Latinas at Work," will take place on Thursday, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere.

Each panelist will speak about his or her own success story as a Latino or Latina thriving and working in Connecticut. These personal successes, mirrored with the primary themes of Somewhere, will serve as case studies to inspire the hopes and dreams of thousands of Latinos and Latinas within the Hartford community.

The discussion will be moderated by Bessy Reyna, poet, member of the Connecticut Critics' Circle and Arts Editor for Identidad Latina. The panelists include Dr. Julio Morales, Jr., Executive Director of Connecticut Latinas/os Achieving Rights and Opportunities; Yanil Teron, Executive Director of the Center for Latino Progress; Marilyn Alverio, CEO of Ethnic Marketing Solutions; Werner Oyanadel, Executive Director of CT Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission; and Priscilla Lopez, Tony Award-winning actress and star of Somewhere.

"Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos and Latinas at Work" is sponsored by CT At Work, a CT Humanities Program.

ABOUT HARTFORD STAGE: Now its 50th Anniversary season, Hartford Stage is one of the nation's leading resident theatres, known internationally for producing classics, provocative new plays and musicals, and neglected works from the past, as well as a distinguished education program that reaches 21,000 students annually. Currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation's most distinguished awards, including a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Margo Jones Award for Development of New Works, OBIE awards, two New York Critics Circle Awards, a Dramatists Guild/CBS Award and an Elliot Norton Award, and has produced nationally renowned titles, including the Broadway productions of Enchanted April and Our Country's Good and the Off-Broadway productions of The Orphans' Home Cycle and The Carpetbaggers Children.

The 2012 Hartford Stage production of A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder is now playing to rave reviews on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre (www.agentlemansguidebroadway.com), and the 2013 production of Man in a Case is currently on national tour.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage's offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.

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