LET’S TALK about BETSY! One Night Only: Thursday, February 12 at 7:00PM
This is a FREE EVENT, but RSVP is highly recommended: CALL 718-585-1202.
Join the artists of Roadside Theater and Pregones/PRTT to talk about the creation and newest incarnation of our intercultural musical BETSY! premiering Off-Broadway this April.
Learn about the collaborative genesis of the story of Betsy, a Bronx jazz singer of Puerto Rican and Irish heritage. Hear from co-directors Dudley Cocke and Rosalba Rolón, composers Ron Short and Desmar Guevara, and cast member Elise Santora, who plays the role of Spirit, one of the ghosts spurring Betsy to look into her past.
See and hear cast members perform heartfelt selections from BETSY! and share anecdotes of their times with co-creator and Nashville piano legend Beegie Adair. Learn about prior mountain-to-mountain musical exchanges between Appalachia and The Bronx.
Join the talk about all things family, culture, and mixed DNA!
Introductory comments by project guest scholar, noted folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Álvarez.#LetsTalkBetsyLET’S TALK is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. Additional public funds provided by New York State Concil on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. || LET’S TALK about BETSY! is an event of PLATAFORMA: The Bronx-Broadway Showcase for Latino Theater at Pregones/PRTT, a cooperative performing arts presenting, commissioning, and producing initiative supported, in part, by funds from Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC.