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, 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!