Cover Artwork of The Call and Response Issue: an illustration of people marching
Puerto Rico: Continuar Juntos (Carry On Together)
Puerto Rico
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One year ago, after 25 years in New York City, I relocated to San Juan. Immediately I began to ache for an artistic community. I called the DG, and they connected me with Tere Martínez, Puerto Rican playwright and founder of Roots & Action, a drama-in-education program. Over coffee, we forged instant camaraderie in a talk about the power of a united group of artists.  The Playwright Collective of Puerto Rico was hatched.

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Tere Martínez
Tere Martínez

is a Puerto Rican playwright and educator. Her commitment to education has inspired her to write about a wide variety of socially relevant topics. Her plays include Borinquen vive en El Barrio, Chain Reaction, Memoria de un final, Nihonjin Face, and Mi última noche con Rubén and

Brigitte Viellieu-Davis
Brigitte Viellieu-Davis

is an award-winning playwright, performer, and producer. She has worked with theatrical pioneers Anna Deavere Smith and Eve Ensler and has created initiatives for and consulted with such organizations as The Rubin Museum of Art, NYU’s School for Art & Public Policy, The Actors Fund Home, Educators for Social Responsibility, The Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Urban Stages, and WP Theater.