Pedro Pan

Book by Rebecca Aparicio; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins

Pedro Pan

at Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studio

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

A young Cuban boy and his quest for the American Dream.

Based on the real-life events of Operación Pedro Pan, a young boy is sent to the U.S. to escape the growing dangers of post-revolutionary Cuba. To survive, Pedro must learn a new language and a new culture – while hoping to someday be reunited with his parents. With a score featuring the percussive rhythms of Havana to '60s New York soul, PEDRO PAN examines what it means to be a displaced immigrant in America. Named Top 10 Off-Off B'way Shows 2015 (MWAT) and Theatre Is Easy's Best Bet 2015.

Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes

*This show has no intermission

Rebecca Aparicio

Rebecca Aparicio (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Rebecca Aparicio (Book) is an writer/director/producer/actor. With composer Stephen Anthony Elkins she has written PEDRO PAN (FRINGE NYC ’15, The Truf ’14), SWEET TEA AND JESUS (Best Musical SASF ’10) and ACCEPTANCE (EAT'S Illuminating Artists Series, SASF ’09). Directing: RADICAL (Best Play DUAF ’16), PRISON SONG (DUAF Best Play Nominee ’14), PEDRO PAN (FringeNYC, The Truf). Producer: THE RESISTER PROJECT, NASTY WOMEN UNITE FEST, TRUMP RALLY.

Stephen Anthony Elkins

Stephen Anthony Elkins (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Stephen Anthony Elkins (Music/Lyrics) has written about a dozen musicals including: PEDRO PAN (NYC FRINGE NYC ’15), SWEET TEA AND JESUS (Best Musical-SASF), ACCEPTANCE (EAT’s Illuminating Artists Series). Stephen composes music for film, commercials, choral ensembles, and his band WILD MAGNOLIA. Oregon All-State Choir featured“MAY WE ALL FIND HOME” in 2015, leading to many performances across US. BMI/Lehman Engel Workshop, BA and BM from University of Montevallo.

Rachel M. Stevens

Rachel M. Stevens (Director)

RACHEL M. STEVENS (Director) Broadway: Assistant Director, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. New York: Henry and Mudge (TheatreworksUSA); Finding the Comet, a Night of Dave Malloy in Concert (The Green Room on 10th) Regional: The Spitfire Grill, Floyd Collins (Front Porch Theatricals), The Hard Problem, (Quantum Theater). Rachel is a proud member of SDC. Education: MFA, Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School; BFA, Musical Theater from Point Park University.

Katie Kennedy (Stage Manager)

Katie Kennedy is a proud West Virginia native. Over the past 5 years, Katie has worked consistently as a stage manage in NYC. Credits include: LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (The Public), URINETOWN (Secret Theatre), ELSCO Annual Dance Concert, BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (5th Floor Productions), and PEDRO PAN (FringeNYC '15, the Truf). Katie is a founding member of a TIMID JESTER, a web series and feature film production company.

Jason Styres, CSA (Casting Director)

JASON STYRES, CSA (Casting) Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames at Sea, Disney’s The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Off-Broadway: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years…, The War Boys, Trip of Love, iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical (NYMF), Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical. Encores: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Merrily We Roll Along, and more! National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide… , Disney’s The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Seven-time Artios nominee.

Luis E. Mora

Luis E. Mora (Pedro)

Luis E. Mora is a performer and educator from Barranquilla, Colombia. Recent credits include: NAKED BOYS SINGING, PEDRO PAN, SKIPPYJON JONES (Theatreworks USA), and the workshop performance of MAFATU. Luis is also a writer and focuses his efforts on new and diverse works. @luisemora89

Destinee Rea

Destinee Rea (Wendy)

Destinee Rea is overjoyed to return to the Pedro Pan familia! Broadway: AMELIE (Female Swing) Off-Broadway: CELL (Gwendolyn) Regional: DREAMGIRLS (Lorrell), THE WIZ (Dorothy). Co-founder of BOLD. “And we were like those who dreamed…” @Destineerea

Brian Flores

Brian Flores (Roger)

Brian was recently in Two River Theatre's The Ballad of Little Jo (dir. John Dias). Broadway 1st National Tours: Pippin ('Pippin', dir. Diane Paulus). Off-Broadway: Othello (New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Sam Gold), Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Rachel Chavkin) The New Yorkers (Encores! City Center, Dir. John Rando). Readings/Workshops: The Sting (dir. John Rando), Prince of Egypt (dir. Scott Schwartz), Secondhand Lions (dir. Scott Schwartz). BFA Musical Theatre, University of Michigan, RADA.

Renée Marino

Renée Marino (Mami)

Renée can be seen as Mary Delgado, in the movie JERSEY BOYS directed by Clint Eastwood, a role she also played on Broadway. BROADWAY: "West Side Story" (Rosalia), "Chaplin" and "Wonderland". LOS ANGELES: John Patrick Shanley’s "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" (Roberta), LA Premiere "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Carmen Miranda), "Damn Yankees" (Lola) and writing/performing her solo show "I Am Me, Because of Three". Renée played Regina of Fox’s "Weird Loners". National Tours: "25th Anniversary Tour Cats", "Disney’s High School Musical", "Jersey Boys".

Cedric Leiba, Jr.

Cedric Leiba, Jr. (Ensemble)

National Tours: MISS SAIGON (Ensemble), RENT (Angel), GO DIEGO GO LIVE! (Diego) and internationally CARMEN LA CUBANA (Tato). Some theater credits include Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Jacob), Pregones/PRTT's NEON BABY (Juan), The Public Theatre/Old Globe's KINGDOM (Juan) and NHAT's SWEET CHARITY (Vittorio Vidal, HOLA Award). Currently featured on HBO in MILLIE AND THE LORDS. Cedric is an ensemble member of Pregones Theater/PRTT and Bombazo Dance Company.

Nathan Salstone

Nathan Salstone (Ensemble)

Nathan Salstone is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Acting/Musical Theater. At CMU he performed in The Playboy Of The Western World, The Full Monty and Ragtime. Regionally he’s performed in The Merchant of Venice, Man Of La Mancha and Carousel with the Texas Shakespeare Festival and Floyd Collins with Front Porch Theatricals.

Natalie Toro

Natalie Toro (Tia Lily)

Broadway/National Tour: A Tale of Two Cities, In The Heights, Les Miserables Evita (Jeff Award nomination), Jesus Christ Superstar, CATS, A Christmas Carol, West Side Story Off-Broadway: Yellow Brick Road, Zombie Prom, The Audience, Magpie Regional: The Fix, Everything’s Ducky, Frances of Guernica, Blood Brothers, Zorba. Television: Law and Order (twice), Law and Order (SVU), Person of Interest, Elementary, Black Box, Unforgettable, Santa Baby. Concerts: Carnegie Hall, National Concert Hall, Symphonies, Major Cruise Lines (Headliner), Two critically-acclaimed solo CD’s.

Rafa Peréz

Rafa Peréz (Stage Directions)

Rafa Peréz is an El Paso native where his love for live theatre was nurtured. He calls The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University his second home and there he attained his MFA. Favorite roles include Valdez in Jesus Hopped The A Train, James in Time Stands Still and The Writer in Vieux Carré.

Bobby Gámez

Bobby Gámez (Miguelito, Male Ensemble)

Bobby is super excited to rejoin the "Pedro" team this time around for NYMF! Currently, Bobby can also be seen as assistant to The Amazing Max off-Broadway and on tour around the country. Other credits include: "Yaki Yim Bamboo" (13th Street Rep), "Don Quixote..." (NTAE), "Diary of A Worm..." (Omaha Theater Company), "Charlotte's Web" (TheatreWorksUSA) "Spring's Awakening" (AlphaNYC)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia

Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Papi)

Wilson Jermaine Heredia is honored to be part of Pedro Pan. He is a Brooklyn born native to Dominican parents, Epa!! Theater credits include: 1996 Tony Award, Obie, and Drama Desk Award for his role as Angel in Rent. La Cage Aux Folles and Camelot. TV Credits include: Blind Spot, Banshee on Cinemax, and Medium. Film Credits include: Rent, Flawless, Red Butterfly and Rainbow Bridge Motel. Love to wife and family for being there no matter what.