Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL (138 E. 27 St.) - one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the ONLY company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in true repertory form in NYC - marked the occasion of its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, June 5 with a gala performance of EL CORONEL NO TIENE QUIEN LE ESCRIBA (No One Writes to the Colonel), a new play adapted from the novella by legendary Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. The evening concluded with cocktail/dinner at I Trulli.

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL's 50th anniversary celebration honorees included Benigno Rodríguez-Cubeñas (Director, Culpeper Arts & Culture of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund), Julio Peterson (Vice President of Real Estate at The Shubert Organization), Luz Castaños (Repertorio Español Founder) and René Buch (Repertorio Español Founding Artistic Director).

Gala proceeds benefitted ¡DIGNIDAD!, Repertorio's Arts in Education program which serves over 18,000 students through in-school residencies and subsidized tickets and is instrumental in REPERTORIO's mission. Repertorio's education programs present 100 school day performances each year, along with in-school residencies, family workshops and teacher training. Dedicated to the next generation of Latino artists, the company's annual MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition has helped generate new Latino theater since 2000.

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL's lead sponsor. Gala festivities were underwritten by Lawrence and Sandra Small, and The Miranda Family.

Repertorio Espanol is located in its longstanding home theater at 138 E. 27 St., where the company presents 15 different plays, musicals and dance concert in repertory, totaling 300 performances annually. More than 40,000 patrons and 16,000 students attend Repertorio performance each season. The company's is under the leadership of Robert Federico, Executive Producer.

All dramatic performances at REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL are translated into English as individual simultext (at the patron's seat).

Founded in 1968 by stage director René Buch and the late producer Gilberto Zaldívar, and joined by Robert Weber Federico in 1971, who now serves as Executive Producer, REPERTORIO has presented an unparalleled body of theater that promotes and divulges the rich heritage of Hispanic theater. Spanish masters like Calderón, Lope De Vega and García Lorca, renowned playwrights from Latin America and the growing body of American writers who capture the Latino experience in the U.S.-from Portland, LA, NYC, Washington DC, Texas, Washington Heights, Denver and Chicago-- are all at home in REPERTORIO's programming. As well, the company has presented acclaimed translations of plays by Edward Albee, Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Gioncarlo Menotti and Noel Coward.

Mr. Federico notes that many of the company's most popular plays have been written by women: Gloria González (CAFE CON LECHE), Dolores Prida's BOTÁNICA, Carmen Rivera's LA GRINGA (now in repertory for 22 years), along with plays by Caridad Svich, He also notes that the first staged reading of Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Tony-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS was held at REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL.

With more than 250 original productions since the company's inception 50 years ago (averaging 5 new shows per season), the company has toured extensively in the U.S. and overseas, earning a host of awards including the Obie, Drama Desk, ACE, HOLA and ENCORE Awards.

Additional information can be found on their website: www.repertorio.nyc

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Repertorio Espanol 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Repertorio Espanol 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Repertorio Espanol 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Repertorio Espanol 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Theatre Marquee honoring Benigo Rodriguez-Cubeñas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Theatre Marquee honoring Julio Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Aida Boer

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Aida Boer

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Aida Boer

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Edgard Lopez, Robert Federico and Rafael Sanchez

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Agustin Romo

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Agustin Romo

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Javier Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Javier Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Agustin Romo and Javier Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Adam Dayan

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Adam Dayan

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Benigo Rodriguez-Cubeñas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Benigo Rodriguez-Cubeñas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Benigo Rodriguez-Cubeñas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Sage Callen and Ava Callen

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Sage Callen and Ava Callen

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Iliana Guibert

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Iliana Guibert

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Iliana Guibert

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René Buch

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary

René Buch

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary

René Buch and John Mejía

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fernando Then, René Buch and John Mejía

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Luz Towns Miranda

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Luz Towns Miranda

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cardinali

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Mr. and Mrs. Albert CardinaliÂ

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Maya Zeno Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Maya Zeno Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Maya Zeno Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Maya Zeno Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Leyma Lopez

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Leyma Lopez

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Julio Peterson and his mother Luz

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Maya Zeno Peterson and Julio Peterson with his mother Luz

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Maya Zeno Peterson and Julio Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Julio Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Julio Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico and Jorge Al Triana

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico and Jorge Al­ Triana

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico and Benigno Rodriguez-Cubeas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico and Benigno Rodriguez-Cubeas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico and Benigno Rodriguez-Cubeas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Benigno Rodriguez-Cubeas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Benigno Rodriguez-Cubeñas

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico and Julio Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Robert Federico and Julio Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Julio Peterson

Photo Coverage: Repertorio Espanol Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Julio Peterson

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Robert Federico and Julio Peterson

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