LOOKING's Raul Castillo to Lead INTAR's ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN Off-Broadway
INTAR today announced the cast for the next production of its 2013-14 season: Adoration of the Old Woman, by Academy Award-nominated and Obie Award winning Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor will star Raul Castillo (HBO's "Looking"), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins March 13th and continues through April 6th only. Opening Night is set for Wednesday March 19th.
An ancient woman. A haunted bed. An angry teen. A sexy ghost. Political turmoil. Will Puerto Rico really become the 51st state or will it fight for its freedom. And all the coquis are dying. Welcome to the world of Adoration of the Old Woman.
Adoration of the Old Woman will have scenic design by Ryan Howell, lighting design by Miguel Angel Valderrama, and costume design by Dede Ayite.
"INTAR exists to promote and support Latino voices in the American theater. Jose Rivera is an extraordinary example of power in the Latino theater community. Jose represents the emergence of the contemporary Latino voice in the American theatre, a movement which has reached many artists and audiences regardless of personal background. Bringing Jose to to INTAR, having him work with next generation actors as well as stalwarts like Socorro Santiago is exactly what INTAR should be doing - showcasing the vastness of the Latino Theater community." said INTAR Artistic Director Lou Moreno.
Raul Castillo can currently be seen in the HBO series Looking in the role of Richie. He is a proud member of LAByrinth Theater Company. Theater credits include Fish Men (Goodman), A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages), Contigo (Signature), and Jose Rivera's School of the Americas (Public Theater/Labyrinth), Flowers (E.S.T.) and Reference's to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot (Abroad). Film credits include Bless Me, Ultima, Cold Weather, My Best Day, and the Student Academy Award-winning short Narcocorrido.
Danielle Davenport has performed in productions, workshops and readings at/with The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, INTAR, Target Margin, The Civilians and others. Her film and television credits include HBO's Boardwalk Empire and a number of short films. She is an alumna of the Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab, was a semifinalist for the 2012 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Jose Joaquin Perez is a graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Selected NY Theater: Basilica (U/S) for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Cherry Lane, so go the ghosts of mexcio at La Mama Etc., Fit by Neil Koneigsberg at 59e59 Theaters as part of the Summer Shorts 4 Festival, American Jornalero at The Working Theater and INTAR, Drawn and Quartered at INTAR, Mariela en el Desierto at Repetorio Espanol, and Sangre as part of NY Summer Stage. Regional Theater: Take Me Out at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Hartford Stage, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Oedipus El Rey (Helen Hayes Award Nomination) and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Helen Hayes Award Nomination) at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company. Selected film/TV credits are We Need to Talk About Kevin, Adam Shaw, Turtle Hill: Brooklyn, Cruzando, and Unforgettable.
Socorro Santiago is delighted to be working at INTAR again. She just returned from Goodman theatre (Chicago) where she worked on Jose Rivera's Another Word for Beauty. She has performed on Broadway in The Bacchae (Circle in the Square) and off-Broadway at the 59E59, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Naked Angels. She just completed the World Premiere of Luis Alfaro's play Mojada (director: Chay Yew) at Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. Other Regional credits include Long Wharf Theatre: Eric Ting's adaptation of Macbeth 1969 and John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation (directed by Eric Ting). She has also worked with 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes on Like Water for Chocolate (Sundance Theatre Lab) and the world premiere of 26 Miles (Alliance Theatre). Socorro also earned an Independent Reviewers of New England actress nomination for her role in Boleros for the Disenchanted by Jose Rivera at Huntington Theatre. Film credits include Butterflies of Bill Baker, Ornament of Faith, All Good Things, Devil's Advocate, Heaven's Prisoners and Freedomland, among many. Numerous television appearances include "The Good Wife," "Unforgettable," "Bored To Death," and all the "Law & Orders." She received an American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award for her work as Isabella Santos on "All My Children."