“Bang Bang Shoot Chute” ~ Elementary Ep. 7

Look out for Flor De Liz in her first guest star role on “Elementary” this season! Sherlock and Det. Bell are on the hunt for the shooter of an Army vet. Could West Point cadet Eliza Alzado have something to do with this?

Tune in Sundays at 10pm on CBS. Episode premiering in November/December 2016.

Press Review Compilation

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT – National Theatre, London

Hats off to the National and a 5-star cast for delivering the mother of all triumphs[…] The acting is first-rate, with particularly fine work from Perez as the mercurial Veronica…                               *****Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

…Flor De Liz Perez is eminently watchable as Veronica, who masks her soft heart with a hilariously thorny exterior…                                               *****Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

Raucous[…]the biggest blast in Rufus Norris’s National Theatre tenure so far[…] Perez’s Veronica sees through everyone, yet stays prey to her own addictive urges.                                             ****Dominic Maxwell, The Times

The cast are just right: Flor De Liz Perez packs a formidable punch as the perfidious Veronica… ****Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

Blisteringly funny, raucously rude and unexpectedly tender[…] There’s great work from Flor De Liz Perez as damaged wildcat Veronica…                                                        ****Sarah Hemming, The Financial Times

…[Veronica] a seductive Puerto Rican[…] is given a vibrant fidgetiness by Flor De Liz Perez, who gesticulates as if she were boxing with her own expletives.            Susannah Clapp, The Observer

 

 

PERICLES – Public Theater, NYC

Pericles (in the role of Marina, with Raffi Barsoumian as Pericles) at the Public Theater, NY

The play’s famous reunion scene—between Pericles (Raffi Barsoumian) and his lost daughter, Marina (Flor De Liz Perez)—will be worth the modest price of admission… ****Adam Feldman, Time Out NY

Perez works well as Pericles’ daughter, showing just the right amount of youthful innocence coupled with conviction and faith.                    Judd Hollander, The Epoch Times

That (Raffi) Barsoumian and Perez play the loss and the hopelessness so fully, and then give themselves over just as completely to resulting joy, is what makes the exchange a wonder of feeling and theatre, perhaps the crowning moment of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit to date[…] Perez, creates a Marina who’s fetchingly innocent but not remotely stupid… Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Off Broadway

 

 

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND – Berkeley Rep, CA/Yale Rep, CT

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Perez makes Maude Lynn so much more than a religious fanatic… Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND – Two River Theater, NJ

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[As Andromeda] Flor De Liz Perez mixes unbounded enthusiasm with the requisite sincerity when oozing the line “I love alternative kinship structures.” […] Perez keeps us from mocking her. She takes the character so seriously that we — and Greer — must, too.               Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger

 

The Comedy of Errors

They’re at it again! This fall, the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit will be touring The Comedy of Errors, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah (artistic director of Baltimore’s Center Stage), around New York City’s five boroughs. Flor De Liz joins the show in the role of Luciana.

Click here for the show’s webpage.

*Featuring Matthew Citron, Bernardo Cubria, Flor De Liz Perez, Christina Pumariega, Lucas Caleb Rooney, David Ryan Smith, and Zuzanna Szadkowski.

 

Este otoño, the Mobile Shakespeare Unit del Teatro Público estará en torno a los cinco condados de la ciudad de Nueva York con la obra de teatro The Comedy of Errors, dirigido por Kwame Kwei-Armah (director artístico de Center Stage en Baltimore). Flor De Liz se une al proyecto en el papel de Luciana.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat at the National Theatre, London

This summer, Flor De Liz had the honor of performing at the Royal National Theatre in London as part of the first season of new artistic director, Rufus Norris.

Under the direction of Indhu Rubasingham (artistic director of the Tricycle Theater), The Motherf**ker with the Hat, by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’, enjoyed its UK premiere, playing to sold-out houses night after night.

A success with critics and audiences alike, The Motherf**ker with the Hat starred Ricardo Chavira (of “Desperate Housewives” fame) as Jackie, Flor De Liz as his girlfriend Veronica, Yul Vazquez (from the original 2011 Broadway production) as Cousin Julio, Alec Newman as AA sponsor Ralph, and Nathalie Armin as Ralph’s wife Victoria.

Click here to visit the show’s webpage

 

Este verano, Flor De Liz tuvo el honor de actuar en el Teatro Nacional de Londres como parte de la primera temporada del nuevo director artístico, Rufus Norris.

Bajo la dirección de Indhu Rubasingham (director artístico del Teatro Triciclo), The Motherf**ker with the Hat, escrito por el dramaturgo Stephen Adly Guirgis, ganador del premio Pulitzer, disfrutó de su estreno en el Reino Unido. La obra de teatro se presento a casas llenas, noche tras noche.

Un éxito de crítica y público por igual, The Motherf**ker with the Hat protagonizó Ricardo Chavira (de “Desperate Housewives” fama) como Jackie, Flor De Liz como su novia Veronica, Yul Vazquez (de la producción original de Broadway 2011) como el primo Julio, Alec Newman como Ralph y Nathalie Armin como Victoria, la esposa de Ralph.

Joining a beloved legacy

Papp pictured above at the building site of the Delacorte Theatre, the Central Park home of the Public’s Shakespeare in the Park.

To join the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit production of Pericles is to step into a beloved New York legacy created by Joseph Papp, the legendary theatrical producer/director and founder of the Public Theater. His driving mission was to reach as wide an audience as possible with quality productions; for him, art was meant to be a part of everyday life and for all people. In his own words:

If there is a single driving force which characterizes the New York Shakespeare festival, it is its continual confrontation with the wall that separates vast numbers of people from the arts. This wall – spawned by poverty, ignorance, historical conditions – is our principal opponent, and as we joust and engage with this “enemy,” we distill and shape the nature and style of our theater…. It is the social consciousness of this theater that distinguishes it from other theaters.

It is this mission which continues to drive the Public, and I’m thrilled to be a part of something that brings such quality work to communities that have limited or no access to the arts.

And much gratitude is owed to the team at the Public that continues to keep Papp’s vision alive.

Be sure to check out the link above for tickets, schedules, and casting information.

With gratitude,

Flor De Liz

 

The Public’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit Returns!

This fall, Flor De Liz joins the cast of Pericles as part of the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. The production, under the direction of Rob Melrose, will offer a three-week tour of free shows, visiting prisons, homeless shelters, homes for the elderly, and other community venues across the five boroughs. Following the tour, the show will have a run at the Public from Nov. 11-Nov. 30. Click here for the show’s webpage.

*Featuring Raffi Barsoumian, Chris Kelly, Ben Mehl, Flor De Liz Perez, Amanda Quaid, David Ryan Smith, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, and J.D. Webster

Este otoño, Flor De Liz se une con el elenco de Pericles como parte del Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. Esta producción, bajo la dirección de Rob Melrose, ofrecerá un tour de funciones gratis por tres semanas, visitando prisiones, refugios para indigentes, residencias de ancianos, y otros lugares en las comunidades en los cinco condados. Después del tour, la producción tendrá una temporada en el Public Theater desde Nov. 11-Nov. 30. Para boletos y horarios, haga click aquí para el website del Public Theater.

Bread of the Heart

The title of this post, Bread of the Heart, comes from the following Albert Camus quote: “If man needs bread and justice, and if we have to do everything essential to serve this need, he also needs pure beauty, which is the bread of his heart.”

I saw it printed in an article about Nigerian poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. It detailed how he had, in his writings and in the conduct of his life, sought to serve humankind. His dedication to the fight for “bread and justice” and to attain the “pure beauty” of imaginative power that fulfills the needs of the spirit inspired me to think of the artist that I desire to become in this world. Like Soyinka and others that I admire, including some dear friends I have made in my life, I too strive to live with “courage in [my] life and talent in [my] work.”

Check back in to follow my theatrical adventures and musings as I seek “the bread of the heart” in what some know as “the greatest city in the world”: New York City.

With gratitude,

Flor De Liz

 

Los Monologos de la Vagina

Flor De Liz is thrilled to join the cast of the groundbreaking production of Los Monologos de la Vagina; the first commercial Spanish language production off-Broadway.  Now performing in the Westside Theatre, where Eve Ensler originally performed The Vagina Monologues, are a cast of Latina stars. Flor De Liz joins Maria Cellario and a cast of rotating guest stars throughout the summer. On stage now with the ladies (through June 22) is two-time Tony Award nominee (and all around bad ass!) Daphne Rubin-Vega. Scrubs and Devious Maids star (and fellow Dominicana!) Judy Reyes will join Flor De Liz and Maria beginning June 24. Visit http://www.monologosvagina.com for further information.

Flor De Liz se siente muy privilegiada de formar parte del elenco de Los Monologos de la Vagina, la primera obra de teatro en tiempo abierto totalmente en español que estrena en off-Broadway! La producción llegará a Nueva York directamente desde Ciudad de México y está dirigida por Jaime Matarredona. Con funciones en el mismo teatro donde se origino The Vagina Monologues de Eve Ensler en ingles, hay toda una fiesta de actrices y personalidades Latinas dominando el escenario! Flor De Liz, con su co-star Maria Cellario, actúa ahora con Daphne Rubin-Vega, actriz de Broadway nominada dos veces para un Tony Award. Comenzando el 24 de Junio, actriz (y Dominicana!) Judy Reyes (Scrubs y Devious Maids) compartirá la escena con Flor De Liz y Maria. Visiten http://www.monologosvagina.com para mas información.

Send in the clowns!

Send in the clowns! Flor De Liz joins Christopher Bayes’ The Funny School of Good Acting for a summer clown intensive. (**It’s one of the most exciting and heart-opening experiences I’ve had as an actor!–FDL)

During this June intensive, a class of eager students have gathered to learn from Christopher Bayes (teaching at Yale University) how to shed the “socialized body” and find what Chris calls “The playful self. The ferocious self. The vulnerable self. The artist.” For more information on this exciting work, visit Chris’ website at http://www.christopherbayes.com/main.php

Durante Junio, Flor De Liz se encuentra con artista y profesor Christopher Bayes (profesor en Yale University) en The Funny School of Good Acting para un taller de payaso. (**Es una gran experiencia! Uno de los mas excitante y emocionante programas que yo he echo como actriz!–FDL) Aqui, estudiantes aprenden como dejar el “cuerpo socializado” y descubrir lo que Chris llamas a “El espíritu juguetón. El espíritu feroz. El espíritu vulnerable. El artista.” Para mas información sobre este trabajo excitante visite http://www.christopherbayes.com/main.php

Premiere of Marcus Gardley’s The House that will not Stand

The world premiere of Marcus Gardley’s The House that will not Stand will be a co-production between Berkeley Repertory and Yale Repertory. Flor De Liz is honored to be joining this incredible cast on the journey back to 1830s New Orleans. Loosely based on Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, Gardley creates a gumbo of poetry, comedy and drama in the telling of the story of these free women of color. Click here for the show’s webpage.

Flor De Liz esta honrada para unirse con este maravilloso elenco para dar vida a esta gran obra. The House that will not Stand encuentra inspiración en la obra maestra de Lorca, La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Gardley ha incorporado su propio estilo de poesia, comedia y drama en la dramatization de la vida de estas mujeres–mujeres libres de color viviendo en New Orleans durante los 1830s.