Annual Summer Tour
The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) began its activities in 1967 following the run of Rene Marques' play THE OXCART (LA CARRETA) presented at the Greenwich Theatre. The play was directed by Lloyd Richards and starred Miriam Colón, the late Raúl Juliá, and Lucy Boscana. Realizing that the formal theater setting made the play inaccessible to large segments of New York's Hispanic population, and with funds provided by the administration of Mayor John Lindsay, Ms. Colón took the play to the streets. Appreciative audiences made up of Latinos and their non-Latino neighbors throughout the five boroughs demonstrated an enormous need for continued access to the performing arts.
Out of this early tradition of bringing theater directly to individuals who were financially unable to afford Broadway or even Off Broadway ticket prices, the PRTT has been recognized as a pioneering bilingual theater which has never abandoned its ties to the communities. For the last 39 years, our Annual Summer Tour has performed in parks, playgrounds, and on the street corners throughout the five boroughs of New York and areas of New Jersey, presenting free of charge productions to the most neglected communities in the City. Today, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre remains one of the few touring theaters in the New York Metro area, and is especially known for performing works by classic Hispanic writers and current Latino playwrights in both English and Spanish.
THE PUERTO RICAN TRAVELING THEATRE
2009 ANNUAL SUMMER TOUR
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