Hispanic Heritage Month Returns to BCC
“Arts in the Latino Community” Focus Features
The Works of Revered Playwright Carmen Rivera
JULY 27, 2016 — Hispanic Heritage Month, the annual national celebration of Latino history and culture, runs from September 15 to October 15 — and this year Bronx Community College marks the occasion with a variety of events focused on “The Art of the Latinidad: Playwright Carmen Rivera and the Role of the Arts in the Latino/a Community.”
Carmen Rivera is the author of such critically acclaimed dramas as The Downfall of Rafael Trujillo, La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny, Celia: the Life and Music of Celia Cruz, and Julia de Burgos: Child of Water. Her OBIE-Award winning play La Gringa just celebrated its 20th year anniversary at Repertorio Español and is now the longest running Spanish language play in Off-Broadway history. The month will feature a reading from one of her plays and an appearance by the playwright herself, when she will discuss her work with BCC scholar and writer Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta and take questions from the audience. This special event will take place Wednesday, September 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Law Room of North Hall and Library.
Additionally, a cross-campus exhibit featuring never-before-seen promotional posters, Playbills, set designs and early drafts of Rivera’s plays will be on display for the entire month.
Other highlights of BCC’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month include:
All events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dr. Ahmed Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org and 718.289.5025 or Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala at email@example.com and 718.289.5299.