George Street Playhouse presents the American English premiere of “Baipás” by Jacobo Morales


originally published: 01/19/2022

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) — George Street Theater (GSP) will once again welcome audiences to the Arthur Laurents Theater of the New Brunswick Center for the Performing Arts with the captivating new production of Baipás by Jacobo Morales, directed by Julio Monge, from March 1 to 20, 2022.

“We are truly honored to welcome extremely talented, award-winning director/choreographer Julio Monge to George Street Playhouse for the American English premiere of Academy Award nominee Jacobo Morales, considered one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of Porto Rico. said art director David Saint.

A romantic “pas de deux”, Baipás presents a world in which two people are thrown together in a strange place and come to choose life and love. Confronted with the consequences of past choices and the possibilities of second chances, Lorena (Maggie Bofill) and Antonio (Jorge Luna) unexpectedly find themselves in each other’s arms, enchanted by the thrill of the unknown and thrilled by the seductive allure of a Bolero.

George Street Playhouse presents the American English premiere of

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The design and production team includes: Julio Monge – Director/Choreographer; Wilson Chin – Set Designer, Jason Lyons – Lighting Designer, Javier Diaz – Composer; Harry Nadal – Costume Designer; Caite Hevner – Projection designer; Germán Martínez – Sound Designer; Cheryl Mintz – Production Stage Manager.

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About the cast and creative team

Maggie BofillLorena Actor, playwright. Founding member of LAByrinth Theater Company, member of Ensemble Studio Theater (EST) and WAW, WomanArtistWriters (Dorset Theater Festival). Recent: Nationally Television PBS Short CubanAmericanGothic, Performed/Written by Maggie in collaboration with Maria Rodriguez. SCENE: Bella, The sound inside, Theatrical Works Hartford, Dir. Rob Ruggiero: Nora A doll’s house, part two, The Longwharf Theatre, Dir. Will Davis: Armida Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, St. Louis Rep. Director: Rebecca Martinez: Blanca in The 24 hours plays viral monologues, Screenwriter Michael John Garcés: TELEVISION AND FILM: High Town, The Path, Smash, Law&Order SVU.

Jorge LunaAntonioTHEATER: Constellations (George S. Lindsey Theater), Hamlet (Jersey City Theater Center), death watch (New Ohio), dream dances (Irondale), SHINKA (Capital Fringe), Star messenger (Theatre for the new city), Cymbeline (Chashama), FLORIDITA, my love (INTAR), Barceloneta by night (ITAI), Storm (BC), The promise (ABC). MOVIE: The week of (Netflix), planet b234 (Vail), all the beautiful things (Sundance), papa y yoyo, The last Frankenstein, Catching fireflies, All is not lost, Angelo, Bx3M. TV: Lisey’s Story, Elementary, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, The Code, One Life to Live, Basile. EDUCATION: Shakespeare; RADA. BA Theatre; UPR. Acting MFA; Brooklyn College.

George Street Playhouse presents the American English premiere of

Julio Monge (Director) – Achievement credits include Hedwig and the Angry Thumb (also producer and translator) at the Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival of San Juan, Puerto Rico (Best Production Award), and West Side Story (co-director) at the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbor (Helpmann Award for Best Direction and nomination for Best Choreography). He also directed the play To extinguish by Laura E. Bray at the Venus Theater Festival in New York.

Choreography credits include The project somewhere, celebrating the 125th anniversary of Carnegie Hall; Tony Kushner’s translation of Mother Courage and her children with Meryl Streep at the Delacorte Theater, and the musical Radiant baby, both directed by George C. Wolfe. As well, The Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theater Festival with Betty Buckley; Jose Rivera’s premiere References to Salvador Dali make me hot with Rosie Pérez, and the cover of Pablo Cabrera The Verdadera Historia by Pedro Navaja with Gilbertito Santa Rosa and Yolandita Monge.

He was an artistic collaborator in the new film version of West Side Story, written by Tony Kushner and directed by Stephen Spielberg.

Jacobo Morales (Playwright) – Mr. Morales broke into the entertainment industry at the age of fourteen and soon after developed his writing skills in television and with The criada malcriada (1965). The first film he directed, …And God created them (1979), is recognized as the landmark where Puerto Rico’s film industry evolved. His third film, Lo que le paso a Santiago (1989), achieved an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990. Mr. Morales is considered by many to be Puerto Rico’s most influential filmmaker.

Under artistic director David Saint since 1997 and Kelly Ryman — general manager since 2013, George Street Theater produces groundbreaking new works, inspiring productions of the classics and hit Broadway plays and musicals that speak to the heart and mind, with an unwavering commitment to producing new work. As New Brunswick’s first producing theater, George Street Playhouse has become a cornerstone in the revitalization of the city’s artistic and cultural landscape. With its 45-year history of nationally acclaimed theater production, the Playhouse continues to fulfill a unique role of theater and arts education in the city, state and greater metropolitan area.

Beginning with the 2019-20 season, George Street Playhouse moved to the New Brunswick Center for the Performing Arts in downtown New Brunswick. Featuring two state-of-the-art theaters – the 253-seat Arthur Laurents Theater and the 465-seat Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater – and a myriad of amenities, the New Brunswick Center for the Performing Arts marks a new era in history. esteemed by George Street Theatre.

Founded by Eric Krebs, George Street Playhouse, originally located in an abandoned supermarket on the corner of George and Albany streets, was the first professional theater in New Brunswick. In 1984, the Playhouse moved to a renovated YMCA on Livingston Avenue, and in 2017 took up temporary residence in the former Rutgers University Agriculture Museum while its new home was built.

The Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off Broadway. In 2018, George Street Playhouse was represented on Broadway with Gather the group which premiered on the main stage of Playhouse in 2013. American son, produced by George Street Playhouse in 2017, opened on Broadway in 2018 with Kerry Washington and Stephen Pasqual, and will appear on Netflix. Other productions include Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award winner The toxic avenger. In 2015, It should have been you opened on Broadway and Joe DiPietro’s Clever little lies opened off Broadway. Both shows received their premieres at the Playhouse. Others include the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire grill; and Broadway hit and Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at the Playhouse during the 1999 Next Stage series of new plays.

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Programming at George Street Playhouse is made possible in part through funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, an agency partner of the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for the grant was provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant from the Middlesex County Culture and Arts Trust Fund.