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Notes from Puerto Rico, Part Two
Tere Martínez

Ioften credit the power of playwriting with the success that Roots and Action: Building Community is having in schools. Even though the drama-in-education workshops are the core of the program, I believe the play Literal, which opens each residency, is what engages students and moves them to participate throughout the whole process. Two young Puerto Ricans with very different realities meet on an airplane while traveling from the United States to Puerto Rico.

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