By Alex Vásquez Escaño
Directed Martin Balmaceda
Performances: December 17, 18, 19 @8pm shows
BROOKLYN, NY – Teátrica and Brooklyn Gypsies present, from December 17th through the 19th,
Yoleros, a trip to illusions of a decent life. Maximo gets through life by various trades: lottery vendor and guide of risky ventures through the Mona Passage between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, for those looking to escape reality with no future. Along with Demecio and Dinora, Maximo embarks on a journey across the sea, numbers and dreams.
Alex Vásquez Escaño is the writer of Yoleros. His work Bed for Two, received IATI Theater’s Abdon
Villamizar Playwriting Workshop Award and was published in Máscaras Errantes: Antología de
Dramaturgos Dominicanos en los Estados Unidos. Yoleros was published in 2014 in an anthology called
Palabras Acentuadas. For Vásquez Escaño, Yoleros is a metaphor for life: “We are all yoleros. We all, at some point of our lives, look for that new beginning.”
For Balmaceda, Yoleros “is very important, especially for those who decide to emigrate and leave their
countries to find a new beginning.”
The cast is made up of three talented young actors. Modesto Flako Jimenez, Mathia Vargas and Sully
Bonnelly (ACE 2014 Award Winner) recreate the lives of people who risk it all since they have nothing to
About Teatrica Productions
Yoleros is an award-winning, original play created by the Teatrica Theater Company. The company was
born in 2011 to continue the vibrant tradition of producing theater in Spanish in New York City. We seek
to serve communities that lack access to cultural arts programs and to spread the importance and
benefits of theater to often underserved Spanish-speaking audiences. We also seek to engage Englishspeakers in the tradition of Latino theater to deepen their understanding of the experiences of their close neighbors who often live across language barriers.
About Brooklyn Gypsies
Brooklyn Gypsies is an eclectic artist collective made up of New Yorker’s both native and immigrant to ourcity. We present annual showcases of new work in theater, dance, poetry and film that spark dialogues on critical issues of immigration, economics, and urban survival. We curate a mix of established and
emerging artists and give them a platform to explore complex issues in a stimulating environment.
Brooklyn Gypsies is a playground to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick’s converging
The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wyckoff]
Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right.
For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS
Tickets are $18.00 at the door and $15 in advance at www.thebushwickstarr.org