Hostos Events

THE PLAYGROUND: Theater Open Mic
Hosted by Eric Avilés
Every Month with Special Guest Playwrights

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

or call the Hostos Box Office at (718) 518-4455
Mon-Fri, 10am to 5pm and 2 hours before the event

The Playground: Theater Open Mic is a monthly evening of creativity and expression.

Hosted by artist-in-residence Eric Avilés, the Open Mic is an opportunity for you to share your stage work in a safe space. Share a monologue, a scene, a song – or simply join us as a theater enthusiast and supporter.


The December 11 Open Mic will feature guest playwright Cándido Tirado, who was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the Bronx at the age of 11. His works have been produced at Repertorio Español, Teatro Vista, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, and the Goodman Theatre, as well as in the Dominican Republic and the Canary Islands.

Sign up for a 5 to 10-minute slot.
Sign-up begins at 6:30pm on the day of.

For more information email Host Eric Aviles at

Eric Avilés is a CRNY artist-in-residence at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture.

Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) is a two-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State artists and the organizations that employ them. This program was made possible through support from CRNY’s Artist Employment Program.