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Dominican Theater Night

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Dominican Theater Night
Dominican Theater Night

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Apr 16, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

New York, 4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033, USA



Join us for one night of Dominican theater by emerging playwrights. These playwrights have spent the last few weeks transforming their personal stories into a solo show performance. You will not only laugh and cry, but will be reminded of the healing powers of storytelling, and why it is important to connect to the highest level of the human experience.

The night will include seven performances and post-show conversation directly following the presentation.  This event will be moderated by Angy Abreu and Artistic Director Andres Santiago Piña.


Rosann Santos -Once Upon A Time in the Bronx 

Rosann Santos is a Bronx Dominicana who is a public speaker, higher education professional, philanthropist and artist. Her solo performance, Once Upon a Time in the Bronx, is an exploration of her inner child and the messages she, we, heard as children. Those messages imprint on us into our adulthood. Those messages can determine who we become and how we react to the challenges of adult life. Rosann uses this performance to explore the messages she heard and how she processed them.

Nayma Silver-Why This? Why Now?

Nayma Silver-Matos is a wife, auntie, and civic leader. She's the proud daughter of immigrants from Dominican Republic and a first generation college graduate from Syracuse University. Nayma has led grassroots literacy and youth mentorship initiatives, mental health workshops and more, while continuously connecting neighbors to much needed resources Uptown.  Her solo show is a sneak peek into her journey of healing and self care.  The piece explores the idea of mothering ourselves and embracing femininity as a key to healing in this stressful, patriarchal society.

Maria Isabella Rojas -Dear Jon and Alex and Chris 

Written and performed by actor and writer Maria Isabella Rojas. She is co-Founder of Marlex Films and a graduate of Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Dear Jon and Alex and Chris is a one-woman play where Maria stumbles into an emotionally unfiltered journey of self-reflection and challenges that women- particularly single women face in today’s dating culture.  

Lesly M. Nuñez -How to Smuggle Mangu into a Federal Prison 

Leslie is a Dominicana from The Bronx. Educator, writer, activist, and mother.  Finally feeling that she has found her place in the world, Lesly learns of a dark family past that now leaves her questioning her reality. Join her on a ride of self discovery and acceptance. 

Tony Plata -Middle Child Blues 

Tony Plata is a Bronx born Artist and a United States Army Veteran. He is the father of four children. T). He is currently serving on military active duty in the New York City Tri-State area. “Middle Child Blue’s" is his debut work, Tony takes us on a journey growing up in a single parent home.  His story reflects the raw emotions he experienced in the Bronx as the middle child of 3 siblings.  

Carmen Reyes -More

Carmen is a mother of three boys. She lives in Queens and works with student parents who are transitioning from high school/GED program and startingcollege. More explores what it means for a mother to question wanting more out of a life that has confined her to many roles and responsibilities. 

Through the recollection of memories, Carmen takes you on a journey to witness what it's like not to give up in the face of  challenges, trauma and loss, but instead to look deep within and explore those parts of you that will always ask for more.


AiM is a creative force that grew in uptown- Harlem, committed to liberating herself from the generational chains of trauma, abuse, and silenced pain her lineage inherited. AiM is a raw storyteller.She writes for dreamers & guerreras.

Her solo performance describes Vagine as having a hard time accepting she is no longer in control. This story will take us through the journey and struggles of 



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