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    Announcing the Seventh Hispanic Theater Festival
    New York, May 4, 2017

    The Dominican Commissioner of Culture’s Seventh Hispanic Theater Festival in the United States will be celebrated from May 18 to July 15, 2017, according to Luis Felipe Rodríguez, the director of the festival.  
     
    The Dominican Cultural Commissioner, Mr. Carlos Sánchez, said that the Seventh Festival will be dedicated to the Dominican playwright and theater director Marco Antonio Rodríguez.
     
    “Marco Antonio Rodríguez is a noted writer of works that have won numerous awards, such as Pico de Gallo, and Heaven Forbid. His projects have been named Best Work by theater critics in Dallas/Fort Worth,  and he has won five HOLA awards, four ACE and three prestigious Soberano awards, including outstanding achievement in drama”, said Sánchez.
     
    Sánchez revealed that the inaugural evening of the festival, Thursday May 18 at 7:30 PM, will present a special homage to Marco Antonio Rodríguez, “for his great support of Dominican and Hispanic theater and his prestigious trajectory as an actor, director and playwright.”
     
    The festival is headed by Luis Felipe Rodríguez, noted Dominican actor and theater director, and includes the collaboration of the Commissioner’s Theater and the Commissioner’s team.
     
    The Hispanic Theater Festival is celebrated annually by the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States, an entity of the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Culture, with the purpose of offering a space for cultural exchange among Hispanic thespians in the United States and other countries, and to spread the theatric productions of these groups.
     
    The festival presents awards to the Best Production: $4,000 dollars to first place, $3,000 to second place, and $2,000 to third place.
     
    In this edition of the festival, in addition to the plaques of recognition, cash prizes will be awarded in the categories of Best Director $2,000; Best Actress $1,000, and Best Actor $1,000, and the winner of the Audience Award will receive a plaque or trophy

    All the events will be celebrated in the Rafael Villalona Theater, located at 541 West 145th Street, 2nd floor, near the corner with Broadway, in Manhattan.
     
    The Seventh Hispanic Theater Festival provides a special incentive to Dominican groups, after they present their works.
     
    Also, the best Visiting Theater production will receive an official plaque from the festival.
     
    In the Seventh Hispanic Theater Festival 31 theater works, 16 theater companies from New York, and 14 works of theater from different US states: New Jersey (four), Massachusetts (three), Washington, D.C. (one), California (two) and Florida (four) will participate. Also there will be a work by a theater company from Colombia.
     
    The jury of the Festival reserves the right to award any mention or recognition to the categories of director, actor, actress, stage, special effects, makeup, drama, costumes, etc., or to any outstanding theater element that the jury considers as deserving to be recognized.

     
    To read the synopsis of the participating works, visit the Commissioner’s portal www.codocul.com. For more information, call (212) 234-8149. Follow us on Twitter: @codocul1 / Facebook: www.facebook.com/comisionado.cultura/, / Instagram: www.instagram.com/codocul/

    Fundación Sabores Dominicanos en el Taste Santo Domingo 2017











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