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1. Bautista Antonelli
Italian military engineer who drew the final design in 1587 for El Morro fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Male, Voice age in range of 35-60. Very slight authentic Italian accent is okay but not necessary.
(vo) The fort when completed will be the strongest that his majesty has in all the Indies!
2. Don Diego Torres y Vargas
Puerto Rican priest who wrote a book about Puerto Rico.
Torres Y vargas
The population of this City is about 500 vecinos, with a reasonable amount of stone houses, plus a few of wood, the total reaching about 400.
The City has a Cathedral Church…Its patron…is my lord Saint John the Baptist.
3. Alejandro O’Reilly
Inspector General for Spanish Empire. Sent by the King of Spain in 1765 to assess the state of defense of Puerto Rico.
(vo) The veteran troops are without any uniformity whatsoever in their dress…The soldiers…were almost all tired, with many children…Each soldier took up with a black woman or mulata they call their maids.
(vo) Everyday they learned their exercises with great application, they conducted their service with precision…
4. Bowdoin Hendrik
Dutch commander who invaded Puerto Rico in 1625. The invasion was unsuccessful and he burned the city of San Juan upon his retreat.
Male, approx. 40. Can have slight Dutch accent, but not necessary.
(vo) I Bowdoin Hendrik…do hereby demand that you deliver this castle and garrison into our hand…if not…we will spare neither old nor young, woman nor child.
5. General Ralph Abercromby
At the height of England’s naval power, British General Abercromby leads an invasion of Puerto Rico in 1797. The British are defeated.
Male, age approx.. 50, slight English accent.
general Ralph Abercromby
The enemy could support a fire ten times more powerful than we could have brought against them…No act of vigor on our part…could in any manner prevail, I determined to withdraw.
6. Captain Angel Rivero-Mendez
Spanish soldier who reports on the US attack on Puerto Rico in 1898, the beginning of the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico.
Male, age 30-40
Captain Angel Rivero-Mendéz
The tremendous roar of heavy artillery made me jump from my folding cot.…A rain of projectiles…passed over our heads. It was a veritable storm of fire.
7. General Miles
Led the invasion of Puerto Rico during the Spanish American war. Became the Military governor of Puerto Rico.
Male- age 55-65
American troops are here “not only to overthrow the armed authority of Spain, but to bring you protections…to promote your prosperity, and to bestow upon you the immunities and blessings of our government.”
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