A MEXICAN AFFAIR will play the following performances through August 11th:
Fri, May 5 at 9:30pm -Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Featuring special guest vocalist Lauren Langbaum (West Side Story - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), percussionist Jhair Sala (Pedrito Martinez Group) and percussionist Rubén Coca (Heineken Jazz Fest).
Fri, June 2 at 9:30pm
Fri, July 7 at 9:30pm
Fri, August 11 at 9:30pm
Rafa Reyes celebrates the relationship of his native Mexico and the United States, and the beautiful cultural influences between both countries. An evening featuring popular Jazz tunes written by Mexican and American composers. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences work in tandem with the Paper Factory Hotel’s Rose Room fusion of architecture and design. An adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo! A Mexican Affair will offer an exquisite evening of great food and entertainment for a truly unique New York experience.
Created and performed by Rafa Reyes. Featuring Felipe Fournier on vibraphone, Dan Martínez (Supermambo!) on bass, Hugo Moreno (The Filmharmonic Brass, Jarana Beat, The Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Le Train Bleu, Marlboro Music Festival) on trumpet, Joel Mateo (Chembo Corniel Quintet, Jan Kus, Mixtura, Oasis) on drums, and percussionists Guillermo Barrón.
Running Time: 70 Minutes
Subway Directions: R, M lines to 36th Street Station in Queens.
About the Company: Convergences Theatre Collective
Is an incubator for the research and development of new theatrical works.
Convergences Theatre Collective is a group of pioneering theatre artists and innovative teachers dedicated to creating original work and re-envisioning classics. The mission of CTC is to: Work as a collective: engaging in continual training, creating new forms of theatrical language and education, and cultivating theatre artists in a wide variety of performance genres through process, product, and dialogue; Create new theatrical work from an interdisciplinary perspective and to re-envision the classics for contemporary audiences; Challenge the traditional roles of theatre makers and audiences
Provide innovative training to current and aspiring theatre artists; Create a community that is rooted in contemplative practices in and out of the rehearsal and performance workspaces; Produce work that is beautiful, challenging and entertaining for regional, national, and international audiences.
CTC is based in New York City, and our artists represent and reside in diverse geographic locations. We meet for training, collaboration, producing, and developing new work. We partner with additional organizations and artists as we exist as a community who share a common desire for successful, challenging, and thoughtful theatrical experiences.
CTC is the endeavor of Jeremy Williams to create an organization that serves the many collaborative relationships that contribute to fulfilling the mission of CTC. Williams provides leadership as Producing Director by setting the artistic agenda, leading creative strategy, and directing the producing vision.