Dream Up Festival 2013

Julian and Romero title

– World Premiere


Written, Directed and Choreographed by: Alex Perez.

A fabled story of two young Cuban men in the 1960's, one communist soldier under Castro's revolution, and one closeted gay young man- who were both best friends growing up but are now at odds with each other's beliefs, politically/religiously and culturally. The story is told in scenes and monologues within the play at a UMAP prison camp with subplots and relationship issues that arise between the prisoner and the soldier. It is an agonizing look at a rich cultural history, filled with music of Cuba's yesteryear, American dreams and the will to survive against all odds.


Cabaret Theater


Tuesday - September 3 - 9pm
Wednesday - Sepember 4 - 6:30pm
Thursday - September 5 - 9pm
Saturday - September 7 - 5pm
Sunday - September 8 - 8pm

Running time: Julian and Romero is 110 Minutes $12.

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Alex Perez (Author/Director)

Alex has written two off broadway shows including 'Media Killed the Video Star' and the long running 'Ultimate Drag Off'. This is the world premiere of 'Julian and Romero'. Alex has directed and produced various regional, community, off and off-off Broadway projects. He also teaches adults and teens in various schools in the NY/NJ area and is the Artistic Director for HT Musical Theater, a young adult theater group. There he has achieved over 15 awards and 25 nominations with Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for his work. Alex re-mounted the award-winning OZ! A Twisted Musical as director/choreographer for an off-Broadway run at Producer's Club II. His Directorial credits have been seen in stages across the world including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland),Oberhavel Arts Festival (Germany), Canada, Los Angeles and Hawaii. His productions have earned NJ ACT Perry Awards, RSA's, Cappie Awards, and recognition in Stage Directions, Playbill, New York Times, Star Ledger and Broadway Worldpublications.

Performing credits include: De La Guarda – Off Broadway NYC (Daryl Roth Theater), Rus & Lost Arroyos (HERE Arts Center), signed to Gossip Records, scoring a hit dance record in Canada and performing in NYC theaters such as Players Club, Knitting Factory, Producers Club, NY Comedy Club and The Village Gate.
Alex is currently a Resident Director/Choreographer at Stagedoor Manor, NY, and recent Director for Argus Eyes Theater Society at St. Peter's University, Artistic Director and Founder of HT Musical Theater in NJ and Acting Coach at Ohana Arts Festival (Honolulu, HI).



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