René Buch, In Memoriam

René Buch, a co-founder and the artistic director of Repertorio Español, a repertory theater in Manhattan devoted to presenting Spanish-language works in a city that was increasingly Spanish-speaking, died on April 19 at his home in Manhattan. He was 94.

Robert Federico, the theater’s executive producer, said the cause was respiratory failure.


René Buch was born on Dec. 19, 1925, in Santiago, Cuba. His father, Ernesto Buch, was a lawyer; his mother, Dolores Santos, was a homemaker and pianist.


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