ABOUT...

A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.

Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...

Monday, July 26, 2010

THE DRAMA BEGINS OFF STAGE

Pre-sale tix only $20 on sale in August @ http://www.nuyorican.org

Second round of auditions is today. The show is partially cast but we're going to keep at it until the right cast is assembled as I truly want to present something memorable.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

REGAN GIDDENS OF THE STAR & BUC WILD SHOW IS OUR PRODUCTION ASSISTANT!


Announcing Regan Giddens as Production Assistant for "A Wound In Time". She is a regular contributor of Entertainment News on The Star and Buc Wild Show. See her in action as "Honeygrip" on the show by clicking this link (this title). Her take charge and competent approach is so desired and appreciated. Welcome!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

OFFICIAL POSTER FOR AWIT COMING ANY DAY NOW!!!

Pre-sale tix only $20 on sale in August @ http://www.nuyorican.org

The photos have yet to be mounted but by tomorrow the official collage poster will be done. It will not launch until the text is added and that is once things are finalized regarding the music for the show and other credits.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

THE MUSIC FOR "A WOUND IN TIME"

The music for AWIT should be sensual and haunting. It should dot the "I" in its intensity and cross the "T" in thriller. I have some specific original music by 2 musical miracles.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SYNOPSIS AND CHARACTER BREAKDOWN FOR THIS MONTH'S AUDITIONEES

Pre-sale tix only $20 on sale in August @ http://www.nuyorican.org

A summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem, a very different Spanish Harlem from today, finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. To protect her secret, she becomes strange bedfellows with Tony Perez, a notorious womanizer and small time hustler; to the dismay of those her lover her most, namely, her mother Millie and best friend Chee Chee.

The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Santeria and Candomble in the Americas, is the engine behind this dramatic three act play. This African-evolved religion and its magic is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, homophobia, intra-racism, classicism and betrayal. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this mystery/supernatural/drama.
As a three act play it won two staged readings and actor Ella Joyce originated the role of Carmen 20 years ago. It has finally been revised as a play, and adapted as a screenplay recently placing semi finalist and quarter finalist in two international film festivals.

Character Breakdown

NEGRA CENTRON-Beautiful dark skinned (very black) Cuban American. Early thirties. Cardiac nurse at New York Hospital. Actor must be comfortable on stage with bra and panties for 3 minutes.
TONY PEREZ-Puerto Rican mulatto. Pretty boy. Eric Estrada type. Small time hustler, "women magnet". Unlikely hero. 40-42yrs.
MILLIE CENTRON-NEGRA'S mother. Feisty busy body and drama queen. Attrractive. Still mourning the death of her husband, Ruben. Late forties, early fifties.
CARMEN-Wise , mysterious, Cuban American mulatto. Millies‟s age. A Santera, a priestess in Santeria/Lukumi. Late forties-early fifties.
LOURDES-One of TONY'S “whipped women”. Fiery Latina. Jealous and hot tempered. 30's.
CHEE CHEE-American of African descent. Handsome gay male. Fun loving and loquacious. Fashionisto. NEGRA'S pal. 40-42yrs.
TODD TURNBULL ADAMS-White Anglo Saxon Cardiologist. Works in same hospital with NEGRA. Old money and pompous. 40-42yrs.
BOBBY VICO-Italian American small time hood but well connected. TONY'S best friend.
CLINTON WILLIAMS-Handsome light complexion Caribbean American. Successful "Buppy" and uppity Negro. Hates where he came from and looks down on the folks from the old nabe. 40-42yrs.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A WOUND IN TIME POSTER COMING SOON!!!

Pre-sale tix only $20 on sale in August @ http://www.nuyorican.org

The poster for "A Wound In Time" will be a collage of all things Spanish/Italian Harlem. I spent last week perusing the bustling neighborhood taking photos and will be mounting them over the next week to be completed in time to publish on Nuyorican Poets Cafe's website for presale tickets. Stay tuned...