Teatro La Tea

Todays Date: 09/29/22
Last Update: 07/05/14 05:25:36 PM

Address: 107 Suffolk Street (between Delanc
New York,   

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

Life Without Parole  | Open: 08/10/14 Close: 08/23/14
Life Without Parole will receives its NY premiere as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, - FringeNYC. August 8th – 26th.

Sometimes, the greatest injustice is the justice system itself. Inspired by Dr. Elizabeth Leonard’s Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill, Life Without Parole draws on the original transcripts and testimonies of women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women at Chino for killing their abusive partners. This play takes you "behind the barbed wire" exposing how these convicted domestic violence survivors bond together, explore their pasts, and survive when orange becomes their new black and blue.

The cast includes Anne Bobby, Lolita Brinkley, Karah Gravatt, Annette Hunt, Lil Malinich, Mark Lyons, John Moss & Adrienne Williams.
The creative team includes Kasey Brown (Assistant Director), Melanie Lisby (Fringe ACR), and Joanne Schwartzberg (Stage Manager). It is produced by Working Artists Theatre Project (Jessica Dermody, Charlie Sutton, Chad Luke Schiro, Christy Witt Hoffman) in association with Karah Gravatt and Robert Tyrer.

Black Latina the Play  | Open: 01/16/13 Close: 01/19/13
Critically acclaimed production, "Black Latina: The Play" returns to the stage at Teatro La Tea (housed in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center) featuring special guest *Judy Torres. Written by Crystal Shaniece Roman and directed by veteran director Veronica Caicedo ( "They Call Me La Lupe", "Sunshine") this thought -provoking drama, opens with a limited engagement beginning January 16th thru January 19th.

*Judy Torres
Teniece Johnson
Jenelle Simone
Nubia Santos
Anaridia Burgos

About Black Latina
The narrative depicts the story of today's Black Latina in the United States. Whether dark- skinned or indeed African-American and Hispanic, Black Latina chronicles the journey of ones struggle identifying with both cultures. It deals with external factors from society to media as well as the internal viewpoints of family and friends . With characters based on the four strongest emotions one confronts in the face of adversity (Anger, Sadness, Love, Empowerment), each character gives testimony justifying the emotional names they carry.

This show is an Equity Approved Showcase and the actor (*) appearing is courtesy of Actors' Equity Association


The Jedi Papi Chulo And The Power Pansa  | Open: 01/21/10 Close: 01/23/10
What makes one man a loser and another a ladies man? Some call it luck but... the force will finally be revealed. The Jedi Papi Chulo and The Power Pansa explores what happens to a young man named Lucas after he obtains everything he's ever desired and The Power of The Pansa that made it all possible.

This laugh out loud comedy takes a look at modern machismo, examines the true meaning of love and friendship and poses the question: "Is everything you want worth losing everything you have?"

God Bless You, Mister Scrooge!  | Open: 12/03/09 Close: 12/20/09
Who says all New York theater is leftist?  The world premiere of God Bless You, Mister Scrooge!: A pro-Capitalist Christmas Carol, is an adaptation for the rest of us. Finally, someone has the courage to ask why Scrooge is successful if he’s such a villain. If Bob Cratchit is so abused, why doesn’t he get a different job? And just what is Scrooge supposed to do about Tiny Tim’s crutch anyway?

After a century and a half, Ebenezer Scrooge defends himself against the accusations levied against him by the living and dead alike, and is revealed for the hero he truly is!

“If I could see it, I’m sure I’d love it!”
Ayn R.

Serenade  | Open: 12/01/07 Close: 12/15/07
SERENADE follows a young silhouette maker on his odyssey of discovery after arriving in the big city. The musical journey propels him through all the adventures, struggles, and the first flush of love he experiences in this new and strange metropolis.

Joshua Henry and Anika Larsen head the 15-member cast, under the direction of April Nickell. The choreographer for SERENADE is Luis Salgado and the musical director is Jared Stein.