"SPEAK" The Podcast (formally "SOUNDOFF on SALSA") serves as a platform for me to converse with people about things that are important to me (mostly life and love). It's probably so much more, or not, but you'll have to listen to find out!
Click HERE for the "SPEAK" podcast page.
PROJECT: "Frick & Frank"
"Shootin' The Sh!t" with Frick & Frank is a vlog/vidcast/vodcast starring Jose Batista-Ayala & Frank Martinez that debuted on YouTube late March 2017. Together they will rave about, rebuke and review people, places and things - all in good fun so subscribe and stayed tuned.
Check out their channel HERE!
PROJECT: "The Funny Flight Attendant"
I hated flying, then I became a flight attendant.. Hey shit happens, let me explain.
Roy Arias 777 Theater
777 8th ave, between 47th and 48th St
New York, NY 10036
Theater capacity: 158 seats
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6pm.
$12 general admission.
PROJECT: "Team Salsa Nueva York" (docu-short-film)
"Team Salsa Nueva York" follows me and three of my friends as we learn and rehearse a salsa routine for a one-time performance in New York City. This labor-of-love is a personal look inside how intense (but rewarding) the creative process can be.
It will premiere FREE to the public at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, 2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, on Friday September 18, 2015 at 7pm.
Run time: 30 minutes.
Please RSVP HERE as space is limited!
PROJECT: POETR+OMEDY: A One-Man Dramedy
Debut: SUNDAY, February 8th at 6PM
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, New York 10461
Check out some audio from the show HERE!
PROJECT: The Cruising Monologues
Inspired by Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, The Cruising Monologues tells the stories of six individuals and their experiences with "cruising," the act of walking or driving around town in search of a little romance, usually of the gay, anonymous, casual, one-time variety. The show features comical monologues, poetry, and dance in an eye-opening evening of laughter.
Written, Directed & Produced by: Jose Batista-Ayala
- Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:30pm at The Duplex Theater on Christopher Street.
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
- Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30pm at B.A.A.D. in the Bronx!
- Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8pm at The Brightside Tavern in Jersey City.
Check out our feature in Latin Trends Magazine: HERE
Check out my feature on Theater Mania: HERE
"I had such a great time on Monday! The show was wonderful! I learned a thing or 2 - will for sure go see you guys again." -Maria Campusano
"OMG I went to an off-Broadway show on Monday and let me tell you this place was packed (it was small). The performers truly surprised me especially a curvy young actress and dancer - the girl had it going on in every sense of the word! Stay tuned because I will be posting future performance dates because this was an amazing production by an extremely talented young man called Jose Batista-Ayala! I cant wait for the next performance. I was not only entertained but I was taught a lesson!" -Jackie Rivera
"THE CRUISING MONOLOGUES IS A MUST SEE...SUPERB TALENT" -Jay Harris
"So proud of my peeps in The Cruising Monologues. Based on audience response, there is something in it for everyone. It certainly hit home for me. Especially salute Jose Batista-Ayala for a brave & honest script..touching on a subject matter that many would usually shy away from. Pa'lante!" -Ricardo Alvarado
"The Cruising Monologues show was the OMG TO THE NTH DEGREE. Total must see, ultra fab, hilariously funny and the talent was money. Lets do it again!!!" -Maria M. Diaz
"The Cruising monologues quickly turned into extraordinary ride. Each performer instantly connected to the psyche allowing the audience to feel right at home with character. Kudos to all of you - great cast . I will be there for part 2!" -Jose Joey Corredor
"I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE CRUISING MONOLOGUES WAS FANTASTIC!!!" -Alejandro Concepcion
"Another wonderful work of pure realness taken to a perfect level. One that the entire audience relates to in one way or another. Parts were hysterical, parts were matter-of-fact, and parts put tears in my eyes! Congratulations Jose Batista-Ayala - smart, talented and real!" -Susan Perrone
AYE PAPI, The play is a comedy about a family coming together after unexpected tragedy. It's like "August: Osage County" meets "The George Lopez Show".
Written and Directed by: Jose Batista-Ayala
For any more information, email me.
In this off-off-broadway (on Broadway) solo comedy debut, I tell MY stories of life, love, and relationships. This unique take on a "one-man show" includes singing, dancing, audience participation and much more! So come OUT (if you haven't already) and join me as I explore how good being Drunk On Love feels!
Run time: 90 mins.
Written, Directed, Produced & Performed by: Jose Batista-Ayala
Special Guests: Shhh it's a secret!
Check out my feature in Next Magazine!
Sunday March 23, 2014 at 8PM: SOLD OUT!
Saturday April 26, 2014 at 8PM: SOLD OUT!
4.3 percent of Hispanic adults in the U.S. identify with being LGBTIQ but where are they? What do they do? Where do they live? What are their stories? Well no one really knows and I'd like to change that with a show like Lisa Ling’s “Our America” on TV.
“Our America” tells stories of the American people that we would otherwise never hear - so why not have something like that on TV for Latino(a)'s?
I started the petition to catch someone at Logo TV's attention but I am NOT limiting which outlet picks this project up because in the end, I want this to make a difference - no matter who, what, where and how!
Some have asked why JUST Latino(a)'s? Well, it's what I know best. I am of Dominican and Puerto Rican decent and understand the struggle to blend or fit the very masculine, manly-mold of what Hispanics think a man is. Or how there is a double standard with Lesbians because they are women vs gay men.
Growing up, positive stories of average LGBTIQ Latino(a)'s doing above average things weren't heard of - but times have changed and OUR stories need to be heard! Not to mention that many of us know some really interesting Latino(a)’s that are making a difference and I, along with many others, feel like that should be highlighted in a fun, positive and entertaining way.. So please, sign this petition and share it with your friends and family.
Thank you for your time!
PROJECT: FRiENDAMiGO, The Play.
FRiENDAMiGO, The Play is an off off-broadway comedy about a group of gay friends from Washington Heights. It's like "Noah's Arc" and "In Living Color" had a child out of wedlock and she came out Latina, BAM!
Influences: Sex and The City, Noah's Arc, In Living Color, MadTV, Saturday Night Live! Lose Control Comedy Troupe.
Writer, Directer & Producer:
Sound & Lighting:
Running Time: 90 Minutes.
Thursday January 31, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Friday February 1, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Saturday February 2, 2013 at 4PM - SOLD OUT!
Saturday February 2, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Sunday February 3, 2013 at 5PM - SOLD OUT!
Friday August 2, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!
Saturday August 3, 2013 at 5PM
Saturday August 3, 2013 at 8PM
Sunday November 10, 2013 at 8PM - SOLD OUT!