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...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AND YES, I'M GONNA BE ON A REALITY TV SHOW TOO...

If you've read the bottom of this blog you'd know that I LOVE to dance and that it was dancing that helped pull me out of a depression I suffered after 9/11, thus enabling me to resume work on my creative projects left dormant for years. Soooo, I will be auditioning for the new Paula Abdul Dance Show that will air on CBS. Like "American Idol" the audition process will be taped for TV. I did submit a tape but I won't dare post it here. At least not yet... Check back regularly as I will be posting more stuff on what the rest of the cast has been up to.

BTW by clicking the title of this blog you will be sent straight to Nuyorican Poets Cafe's website to purchase tickets for "A Wound In Time".

CAST MEMBER IRMA CADIZ IS A "SWAGG MAMA"?





Cast member Irma Cadiz is doing her thing in the upcoming reality show "Swagg Mama". The show follows moms who are badasses and doing their thing with swagger! Here's some stills from the show...

STAY TUNED...

Lots of juicy tidbits regarding the low down on individual cast members, and myself. You'd be surprised as to WHAT ELSE we have going on!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

REVISED "A WOUND IN TIME" SCREENPLAY ENTERS GOTHAM SCREEN FESTIVAL

Revised screenplay adaption of "A Wound In Time" will be entered into the Gotham Screen Film Fesitval. This is a REAL New York festival that I wanted to enter last year but missed the deadline. The screenplay adaptation was a semifinalist and a quarterfinalist in 2 of the 3 festivals it was entered into last year. I was recently notified by one of the festivals, as a quarterfinalist, that semifinalists will be announced next week. I totally thought they had chosen their winners by now and was surprised. But I am looking forward to the Gotham with my new revisions of adding more visuals. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CHECK OUT W.E.T. PRODUCTIONS: THE WALKING PRODUCTION COMPANY

Greetings! As the writer, producer, and director of "A Wound In Time" my goal is to educate through the Arts. To give back in some way, by providing little known facts about a people, a culture, or social issue, it is hoped, would in turn empower and unite. Through the years I have created many projects with the ultimate goal being to inform. I have supported these projects using my own funds by working 3 jobs and then trying to find the time to create. But I LOVE the struggle and I LOVE to create. It just makes the accomplishment more appreciated. So peruse my various projects, most of which I will have to revisit to complete, as Actor, Play/Screen Writer, Poet, Documentary Producer, Director, and tee shirt and jewelry designer. Just click the title above to go to the site. For tickets click the titles of any other blog below. Thanks!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

THE CAST THAT'S GONNA ROCK YOUR WORLD!












Here they are! The stunning cast of "A Wound In Time! They are working hard to give you a memorable experience of high drama and intensity rarely seen today on the non-classical stage.

Starting from bottom left: Irma Cadiz (Lourdes); Alan Cordoba (Tony Perez); Hoji Fortuna (Clinton Williams); Steve Devito (Bobby V); Soliedy Mendez (Iya Carmen); Alan Liddell (Chee Chee); Daryl Reilly (Dr. Todd Turnbull Adams); Melissa Green (Negra #2); Bisa Dawes (Negra Centron); Ryss (Millie Centron).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

CHEE CHEE (PHOTOGRAPHER)

"Aint no bitch like a Gay bitch and you gonna see one here today!"

TONY PEREZ (SMALL TIME HUSTLER)

‎"Hey, Knock it off! Nobody told you to be a fuckin' nurse and be workin' those fucked up hours. If you aint on the graveyard shift its the fuckin' lobster shift! What's next? The crab shift?!"

BOBBY VICO (CONNECTED SMALL TIME HUSTLER)

"Hey, wait a minute! Skins? Snakeskin aint cheap, you know! I knew a dude in Nam who had snakeskin boots. Cost him so much that he never took 'em off. Even slept in those muthas! You know, we might be able to make some decent scratch afterall."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

MILLIE CENTRON (MOM AND WIDOW)

"QUE PASA? I losin' mi mind? When you gonna learn? When you gonna show respect for you madre? For Orisha? For YOURSELF?! AH! Mi heart! I gonna have a heart attack! I gonna die and you and dat guy gonna be to blame!"

DR. TODD TURNBULL ADAMS (CARDIOLOGIST)

‎"How can you say that you are feeling pressured? That's no excuse Negra! You're running away, as usual. I must admit that my initial intentions were less than honorable. You're not exactly the type of woman that I'm attracted to."

NEGRA CENTRON (CARDIAC NURSE)

‎"Maybe its because I don't have much experience with men, but when he kissed me it was like we had been together in some other space, some other time... Like we were picking up from where we left off...".

LOURDES (A WHIPPED WOMAN)

‎"Tony, I don't just wanna be number one! I gotta be the ONLY ONE!"

CLINTON WILLIAMS (CHEMICAL ENGINEER CONSULTANT)

"My family groomed me to be a sucess. My father said that a sucessful black man needs a white woman to take you where you want to go in this country. Black women drag you down."

IYA CARMEN (SANTERIA PRIESTESS)

"It says here that you must have an important man, a man you can respect! But first you must RESPECT yourself! Yemaya, the mother, queen of the seas and ruler of womanhood... She has a man for you. You will see. She will make it VERY clear!"

Friday, August 13, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

WHY "A WOUND IN TIME"?

Although I am an American of African descent (aka multi-ethnic) I never wanted to write a so-called "Black play" but always wanted to write a play about PEOPLE who "happened" to be of a given ethnic group. Therefore "A Wound In Time" has characters from diverse ethnic, social, cultural, religious, and sexually oriented groups. It also deals with the social issues that arise in diversity. "A Wound In Time" is political in that sense, and it is high drama in the sense of the Greek Tragedy.

PRE-SALE TIX ON SALE AUGUST 18TH AND OTHER BIZ

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

Most of the cast now has script in hand and are working on their lines for rehearsals in September. The poster that I made from a collage of photos I took of Spanish/Italian Harlem is done. I have to edit the text but it will work for now for usage on the Nuyorican Website for Presale Tickets. The background music has been chosen. It is the new music of two composers/producers. It is haunting and beautiful. Their CDs will be available at the show for purchase.