2nd Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2015

La Plaza Cultural Community Garden serves as a wonderful outdoor venue and provides an alternative from the noise and crowd of the street with diverse performances for all tastes and ages.

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Anchored at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, the Loisaida Festival Theater Lab presents a wide variety of theatrical presentations ranging from well-established veteran companies, up-and-coming theater troupes to local youth productions in a green family-friendly outdoor environment. Presentations are engaging, interactive and captivating. La Plaza Cultural Community Garden serves as a wonderful outdoor venue and provides an alternative from the noise and crowd of the street with diverse performances for all tastes and ages.

12:00 pm
“DJ Set” by E.A Flow.


12:45 pm
“An LES Story” by Luis Marcano – presented by Vision Urbana Inc. through it’s Empire Mentorship Program.
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Two teens from rival neighborhoods become stuck in an elevator and are forced to work out their differences. 

1:05 pm – 1:30 pm
“I’m Working on Something” – presented by Joy of Music
Working On Something is an interactive, participatory show for children of all ages, with emphasis in songs that make the body move, and the mind think. The repertoire consists of original compositions by the Handmade Band’s members, both in English and Spanish, and occasionally in Yoruba and Mandarin too, as well as songs from the World Children Repertoire.   http://www.martinfuks.com

1:35pm – 2:25 pm

My Superhero, Roberto Clemente -by Teatro SEA


The story of the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente comes to life in a kid-friendly bilingual musical .

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

“The People’s Poetry Jam @ Loisaida Fest” – presented by Capicu Culture


Capicu Culture is a producer of diverse literary and performing arts events in New York City, formed using the philosophies of the most progressive intellectual and artistic movements of the last century (i.e. The Harlem Renaissance, the Beat Poets, Black Arts Movement & most notably the Nuyorican Movement). Capicu was founded in Brooklyn in March 2007 as an Open Mic & made its presence felt immediately by featuring both veterans as well as up-and-coming performers of poetry, prominent visual artists, comedians, and select musical guests covering the genres of salsa, bomba y plena, progressive hip hop, and more. We have taken our brand to major academic institutions like New York University, Hunter College and Long Island University, and we have also taken our brand to major international corporations like National Grid Energy and Pepsi.   http://capicuculture.com

3:15 pm – 3:300 pm

“Belly Dancing”  – with Salit – Middle Eastern dance demo and short workshop.

Egyptian style dance, Salit moves her audience with incredible musicality and flare. Her dance touches the joy and the pain that leaves no person indifferent to her performance. With the same passion and dedication for the dance, Salit brings out the confidence, musicality and inner talent in her students. www.saitdance.com

3:35 pm – 4:00 pm

“Breath Free”   by Flux Theatre Ensemble
Excerpts from their Breathe Free project, which uses poetry, movement and participatory theatre to empower dialogue about immigrant rights. Developed at The Loisaida Center and Judson Memorial Church, and drawing on Flux’s participation in the New Sanctuary movement.

4:05 pm – 4:50 pm

“Narices Negras” by Vueltabajo Teatro, artistic residency recipient of Loisaida Festival.

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A duet of characters that stumble upon everyday situations use their imagination to create worlds that help them cope with their routines. Narices Negras are nomads, floating on the borderline.