MISSION

Founded in 1992, Danisarte is a not-for-profit 501-c3 company whose mission is to develop original productions in English and Spanish with the goal of increasing understanding among people of many cultures and nations, and showcase the talents of minority artists.
Fundada en 1992, Danisarte es una empresa productora sin fines de lucro que tiene como misión desarollar producciónes en inglés y en español y abrir las puertas a los nuevos valores en el mundo del espectáculo.

Los Nuevos Valores/The New Treasures bilingual playwriting, script development, acting workshops, productions and theatrical festivals are multicultural and provide training and support to participants of all ages.

Raquel Almazan's

"The Hopefulness or La Esperanza"

at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, N.Y.C.,in Danisarte's 4 Caminos Bilingual Theatrical Festival.

"La Cucarachita Martina

Y El Ratoncito Perez"

Directed by Alicia Kaplan

at El Museo del Barrio, N.Y.C.

"Herencia de Amor y Sangre"

(A Legacy of Love and Blood)

by Arnaldo Rodriguez

Directed by Alicia Kaplan,

at The Tenement Theatre at The Lower Eastside Tenement Museum

HISTORY

Alicia Kaplan

Producing Artistic

Director

Beginning in 1992, Danisarte has sponsored workshops and productions in both English and Spanish in New York. Plays from Latin America and Spain were presented in theatrical festivals entitled Almas Atormentadas/Anguished Souls, Caprichos de Amor/Loves' Whims, The Eternal Conflict/El Conflicto Eterno. The actors were from Colombia, Curacao, La Republica Dominicana, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Spain. 

 

In 1998, Danisarte inaugurated the theatre at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem, New York, with a performance piece entitled Un Homenaje a Julia de Burgos (A Tribute to Julia de Burgos). 

 

Danisarte has sponsored playwriting workshops under the guidance of renown playwrights Carmen Rivera, Eugene Rodriguez, Candido Tirado, Pedro Monge-Rafuls, and Oscar Colon. 

 

Portraits of Passion/Retratos de pasion, a series of plays spawned by the poetry and lives of celebrated Latin American poets were presented at The Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage House, The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, El Taller Boricua, Union Settlement House, and El Faro Community Center in East Harlem.

 

Los Nuevos Valores/The New Treasures theatrical festival entitled Vidas Entrelazadas/Entwined Lives, a series of plays depicting Latino immigrants' turbulent, comical and spritual experiences was presented in December, 2003. Ernesto Villa Bejjani received an A.C.E. award for his performance.

 

Herencia de Amor y Sangre (A Heritage of Love and Blood) by Arnaldo Rodriguez, became the first play in Spanish to be presented at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Lower Manhattan in 2003.

The New Treasures/Los Nuevos Valores bilingual theatrical festivals were also held in 2004 and 2005 featuring plays that explored the diverse paths of immigrants in search of their dreams. All plays were developed in Danisarte's playwriting and acting workshops at The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem.

Danisarte received an Award from The Association of Latino Entertainment Critics of New York (A.C.E.) as cultural institution of the year in 2005, and again in 2008.

Danisarte's bilingual "Ilusiones" Theatrical Festival was held at The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in December 2006 and Danisarte's theatrical festival "Celebracion", celebrating 15 years of achievements in our artistic/cultural mission, was held in December 2007.

In 2008 Danisarte held the theatrical festival "Inspiracion".

In 2009 Danisarte inaugurated the series "Cultural Passport / Pasaporte Cultural" in association with El Taller Boricua and in collaboration with several different artists and multi-cultural companies.

In December, 2009 Danisarte held the bilingual theatrical festival "Fantasias". Additional bilingual workshops and theatrical festivals were produced in 2010 and 2011. This year Danisarte will be celebrating 20 years of conducting workshops and productions, inspiring our artists and celebrating Hispanic Culture in East Harlem. 

"Los Tres Payasos" (The Three Clowns)

by Juan Guzman
Directed by Alicia Kaplan
with Edison Carrera,

Jesus Martinez & Stalin Cando
Performed at Danisarte's Los Nuevos Valores/The New Treasures "Fantasias"
bilingual theatrical festival in New York City during December, 2009.

"Un Encuentro Fugaz" (A Brief Encounter)

by Sonia Suarez Schwartz 

Directed by Alicia Kaplan

(A.C.E. Nomination Best Director)

"Passing Judgement"

by Jason Ramirez
Directed by Alicia Kaplan

Danisarte's Los Nuevos Valores festival 05

The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre 07

"The Rampa:  Our Heaven & Hell"
"La Rampa:  Nuestro Cielo & Infierno"

by Ella Veres
Directed by Alicia Kaplan
A cry for help from the Gypsies of Cluj, Romania with Hector Luis Rivera,

Inma Heredia, Edward Azcorra,
Ana Montero, Jennifer Dunne, Zulaika Velaquez & Rafael Fuentes.
Performed at Danisarte's New Treasures /Los Nuevos Valores"Fantasias"
bilingual theatrical festival in

New York City in December 2009.

PAST PARTICIPANTS & CONTRIBUTORS

(1992-2020)

 

CELEBRATING 28 YEARS / CELEBRANDO 28 AÑOS

 

Alicia Kaplan

Founder & Producing Artistic Director

Fundadora y Directora Artística

 

Hernan Acuña

Associate Producer/Technical Director/Director Técnico

 

Sara Rivas

Webmaster/Video Creator

 

Productions, Workshops, Theatrical Festivals & Cultural Passports/

Producciones, Talleres y Festivales Teatrales & Pasaportes Culturales

 

THANK YOU / GRACIAS

 

TO ALL OUR PLAYWRITING TEACHERS, PLAYWRIGHTS, DIRECTORS, ACTORS, ARTISTS,

CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, TECHNICAL PERSONELL, JOURNALISTS, AND GRANTORS

A TODOS NUESTROS MAESTROS DE DRAMATURGIA, DRAMATURGOS, DIRECTORES, ACTORES, ARTISTAS, INSTITUCIONES, TÉCNICOS, PERIODISTAS, Y AUSPICIADORES

Manny Várgas, Lucy Chaver, Amarilis Mércedes Correa, Nera Cruz, Joseba Enkabo, Cipriano GarcÍa, Bertin Garduño, Gábriela Gómez, Otto Montoya, Jose Negrón, Iris Pichardo, Gilma Ruiz, VÍctor Bulnes, Claudia Capshaw, Jessica Flori, Gládys Millán, Edwin Oliveras, Héctor Luis Rivera, Iris Pichardo, Evelyn Carrillo, Margarita Toirac, Fredie Fraticelli, Frank Craven, Sara Kennya, Pedro del Llano, Ruth Otero, Premier Solís, Arnaldo Rodríguez, Rafel Lebrón, Ilya Martínez, Impacto Pimienta, Ruth Otero, Yolánda Nieto, Julissa Rodríguez, Verónica Espinal, Hermes Jaquez, Mércedes Torres, Maria Nuñez, Juán Paulino, Jórge Ramos, Jeffrey Forzani, Shenty Torres, Crystal Montalvo, Giovanni Vincenti, Eugene Rodríguez, Joánn Olivera, Daniel Louis Rivas, Luis Cabrera, Barbara Kent, Irma Ayala, Fernándo Salicrup, Márcos Dimas, Téresa Yenque, Alicia Kaplan, Lucía Armendáriz, Soledad Romero, Norman S. Goldsmith, Esq.,  Dr. Elisa de la Roche, Ricardo Holcer, Eli Alvarado, Carmén Rivera, Cándido Tirado, Alfonso Ramírez, Michael del Rio, Oscar Colón, Pedro R. Monge Rafuls, Machiste Quintana, Daniel Berlfein, Luz Castaños, Yvett Goa, John Spano, Miltón Sántiago, María Téresa Silva, Fior Marte, Jennica Carmona, Gráciela Lecube, Gládys Varela, Gabita Miller, Francísco Filipini, Eudys Gómez, Yvette González, Jessica Carmona, Geraldine Arca, Isaac Polanco, Angel Elon, Isaac Polanco, Pablo Delgado, Kiahni Brown, Magda Martas, Carmen Dinorah Coronado, Betty Kaplan, J. King, Michelle Schulman, Phyllis Johnson, Jennifer Sharp, Massiel Polanco, Perry García, María de los Angeles Sosa, Pía Franco, Érica Martin, Otilio Diaz, Ruth Antonofsky, Verónica Ramales, Giovanni Vincenti, Crystal Montalvo, Brenda Rubio, Jane Harris, Shahayra Hinojosa, Omar Ramales, Jassy Rámirez, Dinora Romero, Retumba, Susan Jon Koski, George Masters, Pura Romero, Cindy Solórzano, Cármen La Salle, Jennifer Castro, Plinio Villablanca, Wendelyn Acevedo, Milagros Rivera, Sandra Iveth Florentino, Sandra Berrios, Marlene Jacobs, Anita Vélez-Mitchell, Jórge Luis Gutiérrez, Gladys Powell, Carla Nakatani Marinez, Katty Velásquez, Húmberto Gettys, Rey Andújar, Sara Coombs, Michael Fandal, Xavier Domingo, Piery Ferreiras, Lúciano Aramburu, José Nuñez, Tania Robles, Ofélia Marín, Carlos Lisandro Doño, Lucía Táveras, Verónica Moya, Melvin Vázquez Ráquel Matos, Paul Duncan, Viviana Rodríguez, Luis Félipe Rodríguez, Martha Álzate, John Bonilla, Bersaida Vega, Michael Coto, Ray Rosario, Angelina Llongueras Altimis, Walter Krochmal, Luis López, Vivienne Jurado, Kevin Aguisaca, Cristal Córrea, Netali Molina, María Zabala, Miguel Sierra, Cecilia Ledesma, Gábriel Pernía, Rosie Berrido, Ernesto de Villa Bejjani, Cristina Sanjuán, Gloria Zelaya, Hernán Acuña, Mario Golden, Elsa Romero, Sonia Suárez Schwartz, Pietro González, Eva C. Vasquez, Roberto Cambeiro, Dillon Porter, I-Cheng Chen, Martín Balmaceda, Berioska Ipinza, Jill Wissmiller, Enrico Cámpos, Susan Rybin, Keyla Veras, Oscar Mory, Olga Fernández, Johary Ramos, Samuel Salázar, Romina Polnoroff ,Fránciso Galarza Saavedra, Marisol Carrere, Piedad Castaño, Ivanna Ivanna , Míguel Candelario, Súsan Mitchell, Joe Diaz, Kai Jarusankunakun, Jason Ramírez, Ayana Maralice, Zoe Mavroudi, Ráquel Almazan, Dora Arreola, Márcos Santana, Denis Oliver, Roberto Larancuent, Inma Herédia, Jennifer Gil, Isaías Pérez, Lizbeth Pérez, Wendy Santos, Stefanie Gil, Jonathan Pérez, Pablo Barroso, Carina Álvarez, Juán Guzmán, José M. de la Rosa, William Saquicela, Aquiles Pérez, Ráquel Matos, Joey Negrón, Fermín González, Quilvio Fernández, Nohely Pérez, Germania Vásquez, Emelyn Paulino, Tatyana Hernández, Kedwin Demorizi, Vivian Pérez, Stephanie Jiménez, Kayshlie Demorizi, Daniela Reyes, Erik Reyes, Suleimy Santos, Kelia Tejada, Maritza Marzan Jurist, Boliche, Ernest Desire, Fabián González, Ricardo Salázar, Gloria Zelaya, Premier Solís, Ráfael Luis Robles, Claudio Alberio, The Sun-Hitters, Selah, Douglas Fuentes, Berioska Ipinza, Sharonah Fredrick, Ariel Bonilla, Liana Velásquez, Joan Manuel Rodríguez, Alfredo Maduro, Frank Robles, Damáris Cabrera, John Triana, Bárbara Jiménez, Payasita Fluffy, Cheryl Alessio, Angel Luis Feliciano, Adolfo Vázquez, Tristan Graham, América Barrera, Héctor Marín, Julio Ortega, Cármen Serrano, Misael Ramírez,  Dina Rada, Stephanie Serna, Yara Pálin, Angel Román, Shantely Dubo, María Menier, Gabriela Manzano, Khiabet Leal, Maika Jurado, Noëlle Mauri, Councilman Philip Reed, Franco Gálecio, Jesús Martínez Edward Azcorra, Héctor Alves, Mercedes Asmondi, Estela Orosco, Berenice Di Piazza, Ignácio Carballo, Donis Taveras, Chris Hunter, Marisel Polanco, Luciano Patiño, Yelimara Concepción, Mais Um, Sabrina Lastma, Peter Dubo, Laia Cabrera, Isabelle Duverger, Tanya Torres, Lorca Peress, Andrés Córrea Guatarasma, Mónica Steuer, Fulvia Vergel, José Zayas, Mel Nieves, Julio C. García Sánchez, Rhadames Rojas, Miriam Cruz, Taina Traverso, Gerardo Piña-Rosales, Daniel Fernández, Jorge Ignacio Covarrubias, Annabella González, Jailene Valdez, Bryan Crúz Martínez, Sofía Várgas, Khris Martínez, Alejandra Herreros, Ashley Calderón, Shirley Calderón, Jenesis Mejía, Katherine Keita, Randall Santos, Wascar Santos, Tom Knutson, Lauren Froehlich, Nicole Peress, Susana Bono, Cecill Villar, Patricio Kuhn, Basílica Bliachas, Raúl Rivera, Carla Tacle, Jesús Martínez, Stalin Cando, Zulaika Velázquez, Jennifer Dunne, Ráfael Fuentes, Ana Montero, Sara Rivas, Chris Mastro, Jay Muñiz, Leandro Comrie-Pepín, Gina López, Adriana Gaviria, Míguel Rangel, Diana Rodríguez, José “Joseito” Rivera, Los Amigos de la Plena, Katherine Rodas, Darwin Ayabaca, Néstor Carrillo, Carolina Cruz Victor Vittazzo, David Gedallovich, Felquín Piedra, Stephanie Clavijo, Josué Vargas, Masha Kuznetsov, José Rodríguez, Edison Carrera, Yanira Aparicio, William Pérez, James Bayona, Elaine Méndez-Torres, Myrna Lluch, Emiliano Santa Cruz, Julián Chang, Noah Teitelbaum, Alvaro “Kitsa-To” Andrade, Erubey Puente, Valeria Avina, Olga Styles. Luís Galli, Alan Loiselle, Charisse Sanzo, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Tianpian Wang, Mei Yue Hua, G.V. Maldonado, Yanet Betances, Idalia Díaz, Zelideca Aguayo Villafane, Marcos de la Fuente, Dani Franco, Crystal Hernández, Randal & Ramiro Torres, Patricia Herrera, Walter Krochmal, Edú Mar, Jonathan Reed-Wexler, Raúl Reyes, Aída González –Jarrin, Tali Roth, Gabriel Thorne-Pizarro, Amado Marte, Steven Miller, Víctor Quesada, Denise Hergett, Jusiana Silva, Isabel Segovia Charbonneau, Amaya Arberas, David Galvez, Caridad Del Valle,  Peter Bloch, Férnando Cámpos, Arnaldo Rodríguez,  Nilda Tapia, Frank J. Ibarria, Manny Alfaro (Director) of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors – H.O.L.A-., Norberto Bogard (Director) of Thespis,  La Voz Hispana, El Especial, El Especialito, El Diario la Prensa, Impacto, Los Pleneros de la 23, The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York (A.C.E.), Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV,  The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council of the Arts, The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center,  El Taller Boricua, El Faro Community Center, The Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage House, Miriam Colón-Valle (Founder & Director) of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The Latin American Theatre, The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Padre Wilfredo Benitez  and Gloria Ospina  of La Iglésia Histórica San Jorge,  Robert Sanfiz (Executive Director) of La Nacional Spanish Benevolent Society, Pedro Rodriguez (Director) of La Jornada, Oswaldo & Juan David Acuña of American Window Designer, Esteban Creste & Univision 41 News Team, Ximena Hidalgo-Ayala, Lissette MontolÍo, Javier Cástaño & Queens L:atino, Casita Mata con Hacha, Labyrinth Arts Collective, Asociación Cultural Antonio Montes, Ayuntamiento Churriana de la Vega Granada,  Departamento de Desarrollo Cultural Município Autónomo de Caguas & The City of New York, Mayor’s Office.

 

BOARD / JUNTA

 

Angel Elon: Chairman 

Gonzalo Armendariz: Vice-Chair / Treasurer

Nilsa Santiago: Secretary

Lucia Armendariz: Special Event Coordinator

Danisarte is a is a not-for-profit bilingual production company whose mission is to develop original

productions with the goal of increasing understanding among people of many cultures and nations,

develop and showcase the talents of minority artists.

Danisarte es una compañia teatral sin fines de lucro que celebra 28 años promoviendo la cultura en el Barrio de Nueva York. Premio Institucional ACE 2005, 2009 & 2018 (Galardón de Oro) como Agrupación Teatral del Año

en justo reconocimiento por su extraordinario aporte al movimiento teatral en Nueva York.

Danisarte’s “Los Nuevos Valores/The New Treasures 20 Year Celebration Theatrical Festival” (2012) was made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council

on the Arts and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

© 2020 by Danisarte 

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