Harlem Stage Presents Two Programs Celebrating Latinx Culture in March

Harlem Stage Announces 2019 Spring Season Presenting Visionary Artists of Color

Repertorio Español’s “El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba”

“No One Writes to the Colonel”

New Spanish-Language Play with English Captions, Based on the Gabriel García Márquez Novel

FREE Performances- Friday, March 22, 2019 – 1:00PM and 7:30PM

WEPA! Movement, Culture and Music Featuring

The Curtis Brothers and Circa ’95

Celebrating Caribbean Immigration to El Barrio/Spanish Harlem with an Evening of Spoken Word, Hip-Hop and Afro-Latin Jazz

Saturday, March 23, 2019 – 7:30PM

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 35 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2019 season of performances. The 2019 spring season is curated by Monique Martin, Director of Programming for Harlem Stage and features artists who #Disrupt and take creative risk. The performances feature a range of artistic genres, offering audiences the chance to experience legendary performers, as well as rising stars.  

Repertorio Español’s “El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba”

On Friday March 22, 2019, Harlem Stage presents two free performances of Repertorio Español’s “El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba.” Based on Gabriel García Márquezfamed novel "El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba/No one writes to the Colonel," the story covers a few months in the life of a colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession. Reduced to poverty despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the only apparent contact with the outside world comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, “Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel.”

The show is performed in Spanish with English supertitles on screen.

Adapted by Jorge Alí Triana & Verónica Triana

Directed by Jorge Alí Triana

Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission

This project was made possible with the support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of Repertorio’s 50th Anniversary. The performance is sponsored by New York City Council Member Mark Levine and the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.This program is supported, in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council.  

Event Details:

Friday, March 22

1:00pm & 7:30pm

Price: FREE with RSVP

Harlem Stage Gatehouse - 150 Convent Ave (at West 135th Street)



UPTOWN NIGHTS: The Curtis Brothers and Circa ‘95-- Wepa! Movement, Culture and Music

As part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival, Harlem Stage and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute present a two-part series of music and conversation celebrating the Caribbean immigrants who traveled across land and sea and arrived in El Barrio, aka Spanish Harlem, seeking a bright future. Join Harlem Stage on Saturday, March 23rd for a concert celebrating that journey.

Spoken word, hip-hop, DJ and Afro-Latin jazz will be the vehicles that transport us to sunny beaches, sofrito, five floor walk-ups and sun kissed dreams of belonging. Puerto Rican and Dominican by way of the Bronx and Washington Heights, Circa ’95, Patty Dukes and Reph, rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish, showcasing music and stories inspired by their families’ migration to New York City during the golden era of hip-hop. The Curtis Brothers, African American and Puerto Rican, explore West Africa’s influence on American music from Latin America by mapping rhythms that evolved from the African slave trade: from samba, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, to blues, jazz and rock music.

In March (date and time TBD) CCCADI will present a panel discussion on race, myth, art and justice. Learn more at www.cccadi.org

Event Details:

This event forms part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival and is presented in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).

Saturday, March 23


Price: $25

Harlem Stage Gatehouse - 150 Convent Ave (at West 135th Street)


“This season we are conversing, collaborating, and of course singing and dancing. We are thrilled to be working with a growing list of programming partners, who enable us to bring new audiences to Harlem Stage and align ourselves with organizations and artists who share our values. We welcome you to join in this communion of art that informs, inspires and ultimately transforms,” said Patricia Cruz, Executive Director of Harlem Stage.

Monique Martin, Director of Programming, said “As we wade through these precarious times of polarizing speech, mass shootings and mass incarceration we need our #Disrupters now more than ever. The trifecta of art, culture and activism provides us with tools that can guide us to a deeper understanding of the past, present and forecast the future. Harlem Stage continues to entrust artists to co-create with us, a fertile sanctuary space of mutual respect and understanding. We are honored to create generative spaces for our community to see and be with each other. All are welcome!”


Box Office Location: Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, Manhattan).

Box Office Hours:  Regular box office hours are 10AM–3PM Monday through Friday, except on performance days when the box office remains open until one hour after the start of the performance.

By Phone: 212.281.9240 ext. 19

Online: www.HarlemStage.org


Harlem Stage is the performing arts center that bridges Harlem’s cultural legacy to contemporary artists of color and dares to provide the artistic freedom that gives birth to new ideas. For over 35 years Harlem Stage has been one of the nation’s leading arts organizations, achieving this distinction through its work with artists of color and by facilitating a productive engagement with the communities it serves through the performing arts. With a long-standing tradition of supporting artists and organizations around the corner and across the globe, Harlem Stage boasts such legendary artists as Harry Belafonte, Max Roach, Sekou Sundiata, Abbey Lincoln, Sonia Sanchez, Eddie Palmieri, Maya Angelou and Tito Puente, as well as contemporary artists like Bill T. Jones, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Tamar-kali, Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd, Stew, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jason Moran, José James, Nona Hendryx and more. Its education program each year provides over 1,000 New York City children with introduction and access to the rich diversity, excitement and inspiration of the performing arts. In 2006, Harlem Stage opened the landmarked, award-winning Harlem Stage Gatehouse. This once abandoned space, originally a pivotal source for distributing fresh water to New York City, is now a vital source of creativity, ideas and culture. Harlem Stage is a winner of the William Dawson Award for Programming Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming (Association of Performing Arts Presenters).

For more information on Harlem Stage, visit: www.harlemstage.org.

For a full list of donors, please visit: https://www.harlemstage.org/support/