The cast and producers of We Have Iré, announce the release and celebration of an original cast recording album of the production featuring Paul Flores, with original music by Grammy-winning alto saxophonist/ percussionist/ composer Yosvany Terry and others at 4:30 PST/7:30 EDT on September 18. The Facebook release Livestream party features a 28-minute “making of” video by filmmaker Amilcar Navarro, followed by a talkback with the artistic team, cast members, and producers’ representatives.
Directed by Rosalba Rolón of Pregones/PRTT in New York, We Have Iré is a multimedia theater work that portrays real-life stories of the Cuban emigré artists who appear in it, framed by Flores’s own exploration of his roots as a Cuban-American as he traveled back to Cuba with them. Through the media of music, We Have Iré relives their struggles to relocate to the US and explores the new identities they constructed in the process. The stories featured come from DJ Leydis, Yosvany Terry, Ramon Ramos Alayo, along with Paul Flores.
Development and Bay Area performances of We Have Iré were supported in part by a Creative Work Fund grant to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in collaboration with Paul Flores.