Rosalba Rolón is the artistic director of Pregones Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York, a company focused on the creation and performance of original musical theater and plays rooted in Puerto Rican/Latino cultures. She is a director and dramaturg who favors the art of stage adaptation in ensemble settings, working from non-dramatic texts. With Pregones she has toured more than five hundred US cities and eighteen countries. Her work includes Harlem Hellfighters on a Latin Beat, Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, and The Red Rose. Rolón received the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award in 2018 and a Creative Capital Award in 2019, and was recently appointed to serve on the Tony Awards nominating committee. In 2015 she received the TEER Pioneer Award from National Black Theatre. She is a United States Artists Fellow and board member, a board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, and an advisory committee member for the CreateNYC cultural affairs plan.
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