SKELETONS: A DAY OF THE DEAD BEDTIME STORY
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Produced by Teatro Sea, New York
MARION HUBER THEATER
Best for ages 7 and up. While these performances are in English and Spanish simultaneously, audiences don't have to be Spanish-speaking to follow along.
Tickets: $20 for Adults & $15 for Children 12 and Under
"What an amazing way to delight audiences and capture the true essence of this important Latin American holiday." - Parent
Skeletons is a lighthearted comedy about a boy, Jimmy, who is dealing with the loss of his best friend, his Grandfather. His parents try everything to help Jimmy cope, but nothing works, until the eve of Day of the Dead, when his Grandfather comes back to life for just one night to orchestrate an adventure!
- In the spirit of the play's bedtime story theme, we encourage all attendees to wear pajamas to the performance!
- A Q&A with the cast will follow every performance.
Student Matinees: Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13 at 10am
Relaxed Performance: Saturday, October 14 at 4pm (Social Narrative available HERE)
Día de la Familia: Sunday, October 15 at 4pm
Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. SEA has created and produced a combination of educational theatre productions and art workshops/programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational, social and community issues. Its internationally celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others, reaching over 75,000 children and young adults every year. The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York, and Florida. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary in 2010, SEA opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Currently, SEA is celebrating its 30th Year Anniversary.
MANUEL A. MORÁN
MANUEL A. MORÁN is originally from Puerto Rico. From an early age, he has been working in professional theatre and television as a performer, writer, composer, director and producer in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the United States. He is the founder and the Executive/Artistic Director of Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), an award winning Arts-in-Education organization that operates in Puerto Rico, Orlando, and New York. He holds a B.A. in Humanities and Drama from the University of Puerto Rico, a M.A. in Educational and Musical Theatre from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from New York University. Recently, he finished his doctoral dissertation about the historical development of Educational Theatre in Puerto Rico. He has received many prestigious awards and citations for his artistic & community work, among them: 2 ACE Awards & 5 HOLA Awards for Best Musical; Grand Marshall of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade; Comité Noviembre Award – “Lo Mejor de nuestra comunidad”; Cultural Awards, by the NY City Council & Queens Borough President; “Puerto Rican of the Year” (APQ). Fourteen of his eighteen productions are currently on tour in New York and Puerto Rico. He is also President of UNIMA’s North American Commission and Vice President of UNIMAUSA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hornet Dorset Colony and sits in the Advisory Board of HOLA. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center in New York City, a vibrant Puerto Rican/Latino Arts Center with four theaters, studio space program for 53 artists, and exhibition and performance spaces. In 1999 he opened in NYC: Teatro SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet and Children’s Theatre. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary (2011), he opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at The Clemente on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Teatro SEA, now in its 15th successful season, is the only and first Professional Latino Children’s Theatre in the US. www.ManuelMoran.com
Playwright, Production Manager
RICHARD MARINO is a native New Yorker. Marino has been the Managing Director for SEA since 1993. Previously, he has worked in a variety of positions in marketing and advertising in New York City. Marino holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and Advertising, from CUNY Baruch College. He also holds a degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University. Marino has served as a consultant for many arts and educational organizations throughout the city. He is a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Institute of CUNY Baruch College. He has also co-written & translated various musicals and plays for SEA. In addition, as a Producing Manager Marino has helped build a repertory of more than 20 productions, many of which have toured internationally and won many awards.
ALEJANDRO ZULETA is a New York based composer and pianist; was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Carrying the Zuleta’s family legacy a long line of celebrated Colombian Vallenato musicians and son of Emiro Zuleta one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation. His music has been broadcasted and commissioned by channels such as CBS, History Channel, Caracol TV, Señal Colombia and brands like Gatorade, McDonals, BAT, Punto Blanco and Unicentro among others. His songs have been on top of the charts in Colombian radio stations such as: La FM, La X and Amor Stereo. Magazines such as Rolling Stone, Shock and newspapers as: El Tiempo and El Espectador have written reviews about him. Mr. Zuleta has an M.M from NYU where he studied Jazz with Ralph Alessi, composition with Gil Goldstein and Film Scoring with Mark Suozzo and a B.A in music composition from Universidad Javeriana.
JOSÉ LÓPEZ ALEMÁN
Masks, Set Design, and Animation
JOSÉ LÓPEZ ALEMÁN is from Puerto Rico. He is a Puppet maker as well as a Puppeteer. José López has over 30 years of experience in Puppetry. He specializes in the creation and manipulation of puppets. He considers his participation (creating and performing) in the theatrical production in “Pinocho” his best accomplishment.“Pinocho” was a production by the Puerto Rico based company El Mundo De Los Muñecos. This production won the 1985 UNIMA-USA “Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry Award.” He has also participated in the puppet creation/manipulation for other award-winning theatrical events in Puerto Rico. Currently, his puppets are featured on six major Puerto Rican Television channels. For SEA he has been creating puppets since 1987: Los Tres Cerditos; La Muela del Rey Farfán; Las Locas Aventuras de Don Quijote; El Encuentro de Juan Bobo y Pedro Animal; The Legends of the Enchanted Treasure; Tropical!; La Caperucita Roja; Cinderella; My Colombian Magical Bus; and Martina, The Little Roach and SEA’s production of Ricitos and the 3 Bears for which he won a 2005 HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) Award for Best Design and most recently for the Children’s Zarzuela, La Muela del Rey Farfán for which he won a 2008 HOLA Award for Best Design and the 2010 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence.
INGRID HARRIS received her BA in Textiles and Design in the Netherlands. After arriving in Canada she provided contemporary and historic costumes, hats and props for Toronto theatres, the Canadian Opera Company, Stratford Theatre, the National Arts Center, the National Capital Commission, the Museum of Civilization,the National Gallery of Canada and most recently, Theatro SEA in New York. Ingrid has designed soft sculpture dolls (Art Buddies) for the National Gallery of Canada. Art Buddies are hand-made dolls based on characters in various paintings hung on the gallery walls. She created costumes for children to wear visiting the National Gallery and again find the same character in the art . She uses her skill and organizational abilities to direct workshops, provide consultation and manage fashion camps. Ingrid is the receipient of the 2012 Mississippi Mills Cultural Achievement Award!
September 29, 2017 - TWO RIVER THEATER KICKS OFF ITS SEASON OF THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE PRODUCTIONS - AND CELEBRATES BOTH HALLOWEEN AND THE DAY OF THE DEAD - WITH SKELETONS: A DAY OF THE DEAD BEDTIME STORY- FOR AUDIENCES AGE 7 AND UP, PRODUCED BY TEATRO SEA, NEW YORK