The Challenging Legacy of "West Side Story"


Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street

Adriana ColónPlease note the time change.

Join actor/director and visiting guest artist Adriana Colón, with Adriana Gutiérrez, Senior Preceptor in Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, producer Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto '21 and the cast of West Side Story -- in conjunction with Harvard College TEATRO! -- for a conversation about the cultural issues embedded in the beloved musical composed by Leonard Bernstein '39, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents. Colón's artist residency Oct. 25-Nov. 3, which is sponsored by the OFA Learning from Performers program, includes working with the cast and creative team of the show in rehearsal and advising on theatrical practices of cultural sensitivity. The event on Nov. 1 is the only public event of her residency, and is free and open to the public. It's a great way to prepare for the production of West Side Story, running Nov. 14-17 at Farkas Hall. All are welcome. 

Adriana Gutiérrez
Adriana Gutiérrez

Get tickets to West Side Story here.

Find out more about Colón here. And read the Harvard Arts Blog interview with her here

Read more about the history and social impact of West Side Story here