Tere Martínez' New Play

A new play about District 2’s housing crisis.

Written by Tere Martínez


  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:45pm

Language: English

Location: Teatro LaTea - 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NY 10002

Please join us on June 28th to listen and collaborate on the creation of Tere Martínez' new play about District 2's housing crisis.

About the Playwright:

Tere Martínez is a Puerto Rican playwright and actress who lives in New York City. Her theatrical adaptation of When I Was Puerto Rican, the popular memoir by Esmeralda Santiago, has toured both the United States and Puerto Rico for the past ten years. In 2008, Tere presented the piece as part of Festival Latino at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her two one-act plays, For Mi Chichi and My Last Night with Rubén Blades, were produced by Pregones Theatre in New York in 2001, and since then have toured the country. For Mi Chichi was also produced last year by Teatro del Pueblo in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2002, two plays, Departure and Return, received workshop productions at Pregones. In 2004, a staged reading of Agria…Tierra…Dulce, a play about the effects of war on a Puerto Rican family of Spanish descent, was produced by IATI Theater. The play was published by the Ateneo Puertorriqueño in 2005. Also in 2005, Tere was commissioned to write the piece, …and there’s always the stars…, a play about bipolarism and other mental disorders affecting teenagers today. In 2007, Hostos Repertory Company produced Borinquen Lives in El Barrio, a play about two generations of Puerto Ricans living in the United States. The play was subsequently chosen to be part of TeatroStageFest 2008, then toured for City Parks Theatre, and in 2009 was produced by the Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre. Most recently, Tere was commissioned by SHARE to write an educational dramatic print series for Latina women on the importance of early breast-cancer detection. Tere is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.


Mario Bosquez
Howard Collado
Melissa Carballo
Hidian Herrera
Adam Ioele
Will Lugo
Miriam Morales
and Eva Cristina Vázquez