Rosalba RolónSecretary

USA Fontanals Fellow, 2008

Actor, director, writer, and dramaturge Rosalba Rolón is the founder and artistic director of Pregones Theater in The Bronx and a 2008 USA Fontanals Fellow.

Since 1979 she has shared responsibility for building a distinct Latino musical theater repertory with more than 50 premier works. Pregones has taken its work around the world, with performances in Spain, Portugal, Russia, Mexico, Nicaragua, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Slovak Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Rolón is an active mentor as Faculty of Leadership Programs of two national organizations: National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, and Arts Presenters. She was recently named one of the 25 Most InfluentialWomen In The Bronx. Two of her recent signature musical poetry projects will tour NYC parks in August, and Dancing In My Cockroach Killers will be performed in The Fall.

Awards & Recognitions

  • One of the 25 Most Influential Women In The Bronx, 2010
  • Ford Foundation New Works Visionary, 2006
  • HOLA and ACE Awards for Best Director/Best Production, 2006, '07 & '08
  • Citizens Advice Bureau for Leadership In The Arts, 2008