Tuya siempre, Julita

By Roberto Ramos Perea


Belange Rodríguez as Julia de Burgos
José Cheo Oliveras as Luis Llorens Torres

Caridad del Valle as La Gringa


Production Manager: Elliott Ortiz
Scenography: José Zamorra

Scenography Design: Belange Rodríguez

Make Up Artist: Kareliz Michelle
Sound Operator: Martin Chamorro
Light Designer & Light Operator: John McGee
Set & Light Assistant: Luis Carcaño
Photographer: Luis Laro Rodríguez


About the play

The author of Tuya siempre, Julita, the Puerto Rican Roberto Ramos-Perea, winner of the 1992 Tirso de Molina Prize, is considered one of the most well-known, respected and represented contemporary authors of Latin American theater today.
The Caracas Newspaper
November 13, 1994
“I found Forever Yours, Julita to be a very touching piece with beautiful writing. The relationship between Julita and Luis is a fascinating one which we can view either as a literal love affair or as a metaphor for a poet and his muse of him. Mr. Ramos-Perea captures both the creative sensitivity and personal arrogance of these artists.”
Cathy Madison, Literary Manager
Arena Stage. Washington D.C.
It is a fascinating play, providing insights into the minds of two fully developed characters of contrasting personalities who, in trying to understand, conquer and dominate one another, end up switching roles constantly, turning their passion into a consuming love-hate relationship that tears them apart.
The play achieves great success in the use of poetic language and expression. It is very satisfying to enjoy the eloquent use of language, words, phrases, extracts from known or newly created poems, for them to evoke a romantic mood.
Jorge Martínez Solá
The San Juan Star Drama Critic

Author's message

I am immensely grateful for the staging of this remarkable company, BIP,  whose members have already built a brilliant history in the Puerto Rican National Theater.

About the Author:

Roberto Ramos-Perea (Author): He was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He is a playwright, stage director, historian and sociologist of Puerto Rican theater and cinema. He completed higher studies in Dramaturgy and Acting at the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico, D.F. and continued those studies at the University of Puerto Rico. He is President of the Alejandro Tapia y Rivera Institute and Artistic Director of the National Theater Company. He has been a guest professor and seminarian at the University of Puerto Rico, the Inter-American University and the Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, his areas of specialty being playwriting, black Puerto Rican intelligence, the sociology of theater, and literature romantic of the 19th century.

He has premiered and published more than one hundred plays in Puerto Rico, Japan, the United States, Europe and Latin America and his works have been translated into more than seven languages. He has been awarded by national and international institutions such as the City Council of Seville, Casa de las Américas of Cuba, the PEN Club of Puerto Rico, the Ricardo Alegría Foundation, the Víctor Hugo Medal, the Association of Stage Directors of Japan, the Institute of Puerto Rican Literature and the Puerto Rican Ateneo. In December 1992, the Institute of Ibero-American Cooperation in Madrid, Spain awarded him the Tirso de Molina Prize for his work Miénteme más. The Tirso de Molina Prize is the highest award offered to a Spanish-speaking playwright in the world.


Belange Rodriguez
(Julia de Burgos) 

Co-Founder & Marketing Director / Barrio Independent Productions



Instagram: @officialbelangerodriguez

Belange Rodriguez (Julia de Burgos): She recently became the first Latinx actress to be nominated for a Drama Desk Awards in a Spanish-language work for her performance in La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao en Repertorio Español. Her career includes credits from Broadway (Latinologues with Eugenio Derbez), Off-Broadway and International Festivals (Fringe Festival), among others, for which she has been recognized with awards such as ACE, HOLA, ATI and LATA. In her career in film and television she has stood out in leading and co-starring roles on Decisiones (Telemundo International), as well as award-winning independent films around the world. Member of Repertorio Español since 2003.

José Cheo Oliveras
(Luis Llorens Torres) 

Founding Artistic Director / TEATRO CÍRCULO


Website: teatrocirculo.org

José Cheo Oliveras (Luis Llorens Torres): Holds a BA in Theatre and Public Communications from the University of Puerto Rico and ABD at CUNY Graduate Center where he studied Spanish and Luso‐Brazilian Literatures. He has worked as an actor and director at most of the established Latino theatre companies in New York City including Repertorio Español, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Thalia Spanish Theatre, among others. Cheo has received multiple ACE, HOLA, LATA, and ATI awards for his work as an actor and director and several awards from BORIMIX and Comité Noviembre for his contribution to the Latino Arts in NYC.  In 1994 he founded Teatro Círculo, one of NYC’s premiere Latino theatre companies dedicated to the presentation of Spanish classical & Latinx contemporary theater.  Under his tenure, Teatro Círculo has received over 100 awards for artistic excellence and recently completed a multi-million dollar capital campaign to buy and renovate its building at 64 East 4th Street in Manhattan.

Caridad del Valle

(La Gringa)

Founder / Few Pennies Theatricals

Instagram: @carodelvalle

Caridad del Valle (La Gringa): An accomplished founder of Few Pennies Theatricals and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Puerto Rico. Her career encompasses acting, writing, and producing numerous plays, including her own work, Delirio Furioso. She has garnered prestigious awards from HOLA, ACE, ATI, LATA, ARTE, and Thalia. Among her forthcoming projects is the acclaimed comedy Un Chico Normal, in which she both acts and produces, scheduled to be presented in Puerto Rico during the month of October.


Amneris Morales


Co-founder & CEO / Barrio Independent Productions

Instagram: @amnerismorales1


Amneris Morales (Co-Director): A respected actress of the Puerto Rican theater, television and cinema scenes, with a vast experience not only as an actress but, also as producer, director and writer. She is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of film production and direction with studies in psychology and acting. Her career includes many performances in plays, TV shows, soap operas and films in Puerto Rico and Argentina, among other Latin American countries. In the United States she has appeared in television productions and on New York stages, receiving the ACE, HOLA and ATI Awards as Best Actress  (Theater) and The Official Latino Film Festival: Best Comedy Actress. Some of her recent works are the feature film, “Venus de Macho,” and the plays “Domimique”, La Casa de Bernarda Alba and “La Caida de Rafael Trujillo”. Also she recently received from Schneps Media, (Latino Impact Awards) for one of the NYC’s most influential Latinx movers and shakers.

Ivan Goris

(Co Director)

Co-Founder / Barrio Independent Productions


Instagram: @Ivan_Goris537_

Ivan Goris (Co Director): Dominican-American actor/writer/director/producer born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with a strong connection to his Latino community. As an actor, Ivan has appeared on stages throughout New York. His theater credits include Teatro Circulo’s THE FALL OF RAFAEL TRUJILLO, CINCO SESIONES, MACHINAL, CINCO SANDWICHES. His film and television credits include HBO’s VINYL, Tim Blake Nelson’s ANESTHESIA, Spike Lee’s SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, and CBS’ MADAM SECRETARY. He made his debut as a film director with the short film EL PODER DE LA ORUGA, by writer MICHAEL NARVAEZ. It is an honor for him to have TUYA SIMEMPRE JULITA as his first co-directing credit, alongside leading actress and director Amneris Morales.

Elliott Ortiz

(Production Manager)

Founder / Dance Project 10


Instagram: @elliottortizd10

Elliott Ortiz (Production Manager): A distinguished producer, artistic director, and choreographer from Los Andes, Venezuela, has devoted over four decades to the performing arts. With a degree in Theater Production Management from IUDET in Caracas (1998), he expertly blends creativity with business sharpness. As the head producer and artistic director of the Dance10 Project, Elliott has led groundbreaking productions that captivate audiences worldwide. His numerous accolades include the L.A.T.A. Award (2021, 2022), Best Dance-Theatrical Production, Premio Arte Internacional, and the Talia Award for Best Musical Production (2023). Recognized by the Valleyfield-Quebec Mayor’s Office in Canada and the Mayor’s Office in Paterson, New Jersey, for his contributions to Latino communities, Elliott collaborates with diverse artists and organizations. His choreography explores the sociology of the body and human vulnerabilities, while evoking a poetic dimension of Hispanic dramatism.


On behalf of Barrio Independent Producciones our most sincere gratitude to everyone who supported us to achieve our goals. To achieve these goals we need the support of people like you, people committed to the community and to art, as well as to our Latin and Caribbean heritage.



Fernando Then Repertorio Español
Raúl Rivera Coquí Theater
Yolanny Rodríguez José Bonilla
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Yorman Ostos Lucy Santiago
…and to all members of the press for their continued support



This project is made possible in part with funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by and administered by LMCC.