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Papel Machete presented the "Cantastoria del 1ero de Mayo" at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico in support of the student strike, and on May 28, participated in the event CIRCO De La PLAZA in the Plaza Pública of Mayagüez with a performance of their latest cantastoria, P.R.O.M.E.S.A. CIRCO De La PLAZA is a circus and street theater community event that takes place on the last Sunday of each month and is organized by Vueltabajo, a collective of committed multidisciplinary artists. Papel Machete participated in the first event of its third season.

The Change Agent Special Edition: When We Fight, We Win!

AgitArte | Papel Machete are featured in a new publication in collaboration with Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and The Change Agent based on the knowledge and art of When We Fight, We Win!

Design and layout by AgitArte.

Theater Workshop with SONG

We are feeling energized and inspired after an intensive theater workshop with our partners, Southerners On New Ground (SONG) at Bayard Rustin 2017. We shared several theater techniques with SONG staff, members and partners and, together, explored ways to apply these techniques to SONG's organizing work.

When We Fight, We Win! at the People's Climate March

AgitArte artists Jorge Díaz Ortiz and José "Primo" Hernández designed "Climate Denier" signs used during the People's Climate March in Washington DC on April 29th. This project was developed as part of AgitArte's series of cultural projects presented alongside When We Fight, We Win!
See our work featured in The Washington Post!


El 4 y 5 de marzo Sugeily Rodriguez Lebron de AgitArte facilitó un taller de construcción de títeres planos a unas 16 mujeres para participar de la jornada del 8 de marzo convocada por la Colectiva Feminista en Construcción. Después de más de 20 horas de intenso trabajo, Papel Machete salimos a la calle junto a cientos de mujeres luchadoras, valientes y trabajadoras. Gracias a todas ellas por su valor, fuerza e inspiración.

Titeretada 2017

The 10th edition of Titeretada will be presented at AgitArte's Casa-Taller Cangrejera, March 15-24, 2017. On March 15th, our artist in residence, Eric Estrada presents "Gigantes como herramienta comunitaria," an illustrated conversation. On March 23th and 24th, Papel Machete will be performing in "Salpafuera; un carnaval de curiosidades." Admission to the festival is free. Click here for the full schedule.

AgitArte at Facing Race


Un grupo de vocingleros explican la ley federal PROMESA como la profundización del coloniaje y el saqueo de Puerto Rico, en una cantastoria que emplea máscaras de narices, objetos performáticos y música. A través de esta cantastoria denunciamos la imposición de la Junta de Control Fiscal y hacemos un llamado de resistencia y acción contra la Junta y contra el pago de la deuda.

A Look Back at 2016

Our report reflects on AgitArte's events, projects, performances and programs from 2016, and offers a look into what this year holds. We are grateful to our collaborators, supporters, and friends for making 2016 one of our most memorable years yet!
Read the full report and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on programming in 2017.

AgitArte | Papel Machete host Mijente's Lánzate 2016

AgitArte hosted and produced Mijente's second convening since its launch in December 2015. Mijente is a pro-woman, pro-queer, pro-poor, pro-Black, pro-indigenous, pro-climate latinx movement organization in the U.S. We curated cultural programming and Papel Machete performed 2 shows in this weekend-long gathering which brought together Latinx identified change-makers who are building an inclusive political home for our people.
Read Remezcla's recap of Lánzate.

When We Fight, We Win!

When We Fight We Win was recently featured in Bustle's list: "7 Books About Activism To Help Prepare You For Donald Trump's Presidency" alongside books by Angela Davis, Rebecca Solnit, Mark and Paul Engler, and more.
Click here for upcoming events, and purchase your copy of When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty First Century Movements and the Activists that are Transforming Our World.

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