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Puerto Rican Actor Plays Benjamin Franklin At CT Repertory Theater

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We seem to be experiencing an abundance of riches lately when it comes to Latino actors performing in different theaters in Connecticut. In June, TheaterWorks Hartford, will be presenting the play Fade written by Mexican playwright Tanya Saracho, directed by Jerry Ruiz and with actors Elizabeth Ramos and Eddie Martinez. Connecticut Repertory Theater (CRT) at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, is another venue which frequently invites Latino actors as part of the cast of their plays. Richard R. Henry, who directed the comedy Spamalot  at CRT, and who has appeared in plays at Yale Rep, and Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, and in many ...

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Wesleyan Awards Hamilton Prize for Creativity to Incoming First-Year Student

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An all-star committee of Wesleyan University alumni, chaired by Hamilton writer/creator and former star Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, Hon. ‘15 and director Thomas Kail ’99, has selected the recipient of the inaugural Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity: Audrey Pratt of Needham, Mass. Pratt’s submission, a short piece of fiction titled, “Thorns, Black and White,” was selected from among more than 600 entries.

Pratt will receive a four-year full-tuition scholarship to Wesleyan, worth as much as $200,000.

“The selection committee was blown away by the range and quality of the submissions we reviewed,” Miranda said. “Audrey’s story stood out as exceptional, but all of the finalists’ work displayed great originality ...

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John Leguizamo Teams Up With Creator Of ‘La Borinqueña’ For New Comic Book

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As New York Comic Con slowly reveals information on this year’s event – like what Marvel actors we hope to catch a glimpse of at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – John Leguizamo dropped his own mind-blowing news: During this year’s NYCC, he will debut his first comic book.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez – who created the inspirational Afro-Latina superheroine, La Borinqueña – revealed a little bit more information in a tweet. “So, me and @JohnLeguizamo are debuting his 1st comic book @NY_Comic_Con that I edited and produced! More details coming soon!”

We reached out to Miranda-Rodriguez  – who couldn’t spill the beans on what exactly this project entails – ...

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