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The Sol Project Announces Dates for SolFest: A Latinx Theater Festival

The festival will feature new work by Paola Lázaro, Guadalís Del Carmen, and Karen Zacarías.

Paola Lázaro will present new work at the Sol Project's SolFest.
(© Blaise Hayward)

The Sol Project has announced the dates for SolFest: A Latinx Theater Festival. It will run June 25-27 at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.

This year, the festival will feature new work by Paola Lázaro (author of Tell Her I Miss Him, currently starring in Signature Theatre's Our Lady of 121st Street), Guadalís Del Carmen (Blowout, Tolstoy's Daughters), and Karen Zacarías (Native Gardens). Lázaro's work will be featured on Monday, June 25, Del Carmen's work on Tuesday, June 26, and Zacarías's work on Wednesday, June 27. All presentations will begin at 7pm with a preshow mixer. Writers will receive up to 15 hours of rehearsal, culminating in a public sharing of their work each evening. Unlike traditional new work festivals, which culminate in a full reading of the play, writers at SolFest will choose an hour of material to share at the end of their process. Each night will include a celebration and toast to each writer.

The festival will also include a special musical performance by MICHA (Michelle J. Rodriguez), who will close out the festival on its final night after Zacarías's presentation.

The Sol Project is a theater initiatve dedicated to amplifying Latinx voices and building a body of work for the new American theater. The festival is produced in partnership with Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.