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...

Sunday, October 28, 2012


For a limited time only, the production is offering a discount code to use when you purchase tickets for "A Wound In Time" online, via telephone, and at the box office giving you a savings of $30.00 for orchestra seats.  Performance dates are on Tuesdays at 7pm on November 6, 13, 20 and on Monday at 8pm on November 19.  Get tickets now and use the code "WOUNDFNF" at the link below.


Get out and vote early, then stop next door to B. Smith's for a pre-theatre cocktail before seeing this mystery thriller which deals with many of the social issues that may be helping you make a decision on your candidate.  Showtime is 7PM ELECTION DAY!


Due to Hurricane Sandy, the planned Oct. 30th preview of "A Wound In Time" has been canceled.  Our new preview date is November 6th at 7pm with another show added on November 19 at 8pm.  I truly believe all things happen for the best, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to present my mystery thriller Off Broadway and to have such a wonderful cast and crew!  The saying "Good things come to those who wait" is applicable to the many who purchased tickets for the canceled show.  Their tickets will be honored for any of the upcoming 4 performances.  Thanks for understanding!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


So lucky to have special folks join me to make this happen.  I appreciate their flexibility and belief in the production.  They are...
Angelina Scantlebury, Costume Designer, who worked on the production of my Creole historical drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow"; Mitch Ost, Lighting Designer; Esi Sogah, Stage Manager;  Al Roffe, ASM, who was also my cast mate in "Blood Makes The Red River Flow"; and Josh Klein, Light and Sound Tech.  Thank you all for all you do!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Riveting, funny, sexy, hip, edgy mystery thriller will stun!  Yesterday's rehearsal was quite eventful.  Firstly, I did my radio show "Multicultural Moments" on location interviewing some of the cast members just minutes before rehearsal.  Secondly, there were 2 major breakthroughs as I watched characters being born right in front of my eyes.  When an entire cast is witness to such an occurance it is an inspiration, indeed!  They are now more than ready and totally fired up!

Check out yesterday's radio program on demand Multicultural Moments With the Cast

Monday, October 22, 2012


When your heart is into what you do, and monetary gain is the furthest thing from your mind there is such a joy and lightness in the struggle to create.  Burdens go unseen and you push forward oblivious to the risks when you do it for love... May all find their joy in this life!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Anais Almonte as Lourdes #2 one of
Tony's "whipped" women
Original cast member Irma Cadiz as
Lourdes #1 one of Tony's "whipped women

Clarence Leonard Jr. as Chee Chee freelance
photographer and Negra's pal

Stacey Griffin as bourgis buppy metrosexual
who hates where he came from

Lighting Designer Mitch Ost, and Costume Designer Angelina Scantlebury visiting our rehearsal tomorrow to see a run thru. Our lovely Stage Manager, Esi Sogah, will be there to assist. Those colorful characters are emerging... Look out now!

Weez Tomlinson as the
Santeria priest Iya Carmen #1

Bryan Essing as blue blood
Dr. Todd Turnbull Adams


Star Davis as Millie Centron,
Negra's busy body mom

Ron Rivera as small time hustler
and "female magnet" Tony Perez

Alzie Rejouis as a woman with a secret,
Negra Centron

Katherine Dickson as the Santeria priest
Iya Carmen #2 and Millie #2

Victor Cuenca as Tony's sidekick and
 partner in crime Bobby Vico

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Created by Stephanie L. Wilson

Monday, October 15, 2012


Candid photo of moi at yesterday's rehearsal taken by cast member Irma Cadiz
Yesterday we rehearsed off book and with the sound design.  The cast really loves the sensual, haunting music of Wil Milton and Rodney Carter which I chose as part of the sound design.  With the anticipated lighting design of Mitch Ost the ambiance will be complete!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Today was the day I finally saw that I do indeed have a show!  Deadline was today to be "off book" and the cast called my bluff!  The leads are indeed off book and ready to kick up some dust.  I was beyond happy to see the results of the hard work. With still 4 weeks left before preview, I am quite impressed.

Ron Rivera and Christiana Blain.  Photo by the late William Richard Somerville.
Ron Rivera, who played Ferdinand Juan Carlos Montero in my historical Creole drama which I also co-starred and directed, returns to play bad boy and lady magnet Tony Perez in "A Wound In Time".

Stacy Griffin as Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar Set In Africa
Stacey Griffin, who I also co-starred with in "Julius Caesar Set In Africa" directed by Rome Neal, plays the bourgis metrosexual Clinton Williams in "A Wound In Time". 

Irma Cadiz returns as Lourdes
The lovely Irma Cadiz, the only original cast member from the first production, recreates her role as Lourdes, one of Tony's "whipped" women.  She just can't shake him... 

It's safe to say, keep the actors whose work you know and respect close by.