Repertorio Español

NYC’s Off-Broadway spanish-language repertory theater for half a century

‘La Celestina’ is social criticism inside a story of romantic love

Friday, December 13, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban playwright Leyma López renews the classic Spanish tragicomedy by Fernando de Rojas (1499) whose critique of the moral rot of medieval Spanish society can also reflect contemporary times

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Saturday, December 14, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban director Leyma López created a Spanish adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy for Repertorio Español

“La Canción” VICO C’s Puerto Rican Hip-Hop Reggaeton Musical

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Puerto Rican playwright Cándido Tirado’s musical about a Bronx kid who wakes up with a hip-hop song in his head and wonders where it came from, features music by reggaeton legend VICO C at Repertorio Español

“El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” Colombian theatre

Friday, January 10, 2020
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian director Jorge Alí Triana’s off-broadway theatre adaptation of the classic Gabriel García Márquez story about how history repeats itself is at Repertorio Español

Repertorio Español Tickets

Gramercy Arts Theater
138 East 27th St (near Lexington Ave) | Kips Bay, NYC | (212) 225-9999

Previously at Repertorio Español

Colombian comic Saul Garcia’s ‘I am Latino’ makes us laugh at ourselves

Sat-Sun, September 21-22, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Colombian stand-up comic Saulo makes us laugh (in Spanish) at being Latin AND American of the United States

‘Exquisita Agonía’ new Cuban drama at Repertorio Español

Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Zayas
Starring Hannia Guillen & Germán Jaramillo
Love story about a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find love in a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he gets a new heart.
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday, August 3, 2018

‘En el nombre de Salomé’ is a Dominican story about women’s rights

Repertorio Español
Kips Bay, Manhattan
Friday, May 18, 2018

(Review) ‘El amor en los tiempos del cólera’ (Love in the Time of Cholera)

REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL, KIPS BAY, October 25, 2012 ~ The first stage production of the Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece

Repertorio Español 50th Anniversary

2017 – 2018 is Repertorio Español’s 50th anniversary season. ¡Bravo!

Repertorio Español is NYC’s Spanish-language Off-Broadway theatre company. It presents over 300 performances a year of fifteen repertory productions, many of which are based on Hispanic and Luso literature. Repertorio has produced over 300 plays.

Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 by Producer Gilberto Zaldívar and Artistic Director René Buch. It’s mission is to produce good theatre in Spanish. The company moved to the Gramercy Arts Theater in 1972.

Repertorio Español has produced over 250 original shows. Productions are done in Spanish, but English subtitles make them accessible to everyone. Staging tends to be minimal, but the writing and acting are well done. The company has won OBIE, Drama Desk, ACE, HOLA and ENCORE awards.

The company also develops new playwrights through its annual MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, and new directors through The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship for Directors. It also does educational outreach through its ¡Dignidad! program for high school students.

For Spanish-speakers, Repertorio Español puts on the best Off-Broadway shows in town. It’s definitely a place to take your mom and dad or grandparents.