Biography

Linda María Rodríguez Guglielmoni

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Linda María Rodríguez Guglielmoni, writer and performance artist, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has lived in England, Washington, D.C., Michigan, and California. She completed her BA in English and a Minor in Visual Arts at Georgetown University; she studied French at Dijon University in France and Shakespeare and Chaucer at Oxford University in England; and at The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, she completed a Ph.D. Her dissertation was titled: Historical Narratives in the Caribbean: Women Giving Voice to History. In addition, she is a graduate of the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television where she worked with writer/directors Gordy Hoffman and Simon Herbert. In 2016, her screenplay, Children of...

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Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya

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Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya, escritor y director escénico. Fundador y dirigente del Teatro Experimental de Casa Cruz de la Luna. En los Estados Unidos, su trabajo ha sido presentado o/y desarrollado por: el Playwrights´ Center, Red Eye Collaboration, el Museo de Arte Weisman, el Guthrie, el Public Theater, HERE Arts Center, el Laboratorio de Directores del Lincoln Center, Theatre for the New City y el Festival Solo Nova en P.S.122. Sus producciones han viajado a: Cuba, México, la República Dominicana, España, Inglaterra, Perú y Holanda. Sus teorías sobre “escritura acto” han propagado una forma de concebir la escena como un espacio de múltiples líneas de comunicación y error en el que la producción y recepción en vivo de signos hablados y escritos...

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El Extreme LUIS CHALUISAN / Bio

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El Extreme LUIS CHALUISAN / Bio As one of the Staff writers for Latin NY Magazine (1977-1982) and Music Editor (1978-1979) I am blessed to have been privy to many of the events central to the Worldwide Salsa Music Explosion spearheaded by the magazine’s coverage of the Latin Music scene (1973-1985/The Golden Age Of SALSA. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be part of world history. Along with being one of the young poets performing at the original Nuyorican Poets Cafe (1977-1979), Joe Papp’s Public Theater (1977) and touring with Felix Romero’s “Teatro Otra Cosa” (a bomba street theater group housed at the legendary “Teatro Puerto Rico” in the South Bronx 1977-1979) I now look back on those days with extreme...

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Mary Fernandez

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Mary graduated from Julia Richmond High School and went straight to work.  Mary had a strong work ethic and would give her mother her whole paycheck to help with household expenses, only sparing enough money for carfare and 50 cents to go dance at The Palladium every Friday night.  In 1952 her family relocated and together with her sister and mother, they brought a house in the Bronx. Mary was all about the music.  She loved to dance and followed the big bands of the time.  It was at a dance that she met her beloved husband, Albert Fernandez, who she re-nicknamed Freddy. Mary and Freddy were married on May 29, 1954 at St. Cecelia’s Church on East 106th Street.  Mary gave birth to their eldest daughter, Rachelle in 1955 and their only son Albert in 1959.  In 1971,...

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Biografia

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Laura Castro Martínez Laura Castro Martínez (1980), nació en Queens Nueva York, Estados Unidos. Sus padres puertorriqueños la criaron juntos a sus dos hermanas en Atlanta como Georgia-Rican.  En su pedazo de Puerto Rico, exportado trozo por trozo en maletas  durante las navidades y los veranos, existía una cocina criolla y dentro de la casa sólo se hablaba el español. Por su pinta gringa aprendió a siempre tenerle una respuesta al reclamo, “you don’t look Puerto Rican!?” Además de ser epidemióloga, bióloga y artesana de origami es tallerista y escritora. Regresa a las palabras después de un periodo de silencio dejando atrás el humo y hollín para retomar la página en blanco. En 2005, se mudo a Puerto Rico para hacer sus estudios graduados y ser una residente...

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Alejandro David Orengo-Colón

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BIOGRAPHY (alejandro.orengo1@gmail.com) Born as an only child Alejandro, in honor of Alejandro Magno, was baptized Alejandro David Orengo-Colón in Camuy, PR; his mother’s hometown. However, his birth place was Providence, RI. Early in his childhood his parents, Olga María and Moisés,  realized Alejandro’s passion for films and books. They frequently went to see movies and bought him books of his liking. His early academic preparation took place in Mayagüez, PR. He spent primary school in Academia Immaculada Concepcion, a private school where he perfected English as a second language. Then he was transferred to Colegio de la Milagrosa for his middle and high school studies. After graduating, he began studying physics at the University of PR (UPR), Mayagüez...

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