The trials and tribulations of launching a play as the writer, producer and director. From auditions through the rehearsal process witness the evolution of this edgy, mystery thriller to the stage and beyond.
The play ,written in the late 80's, was adapted into a screenplay, revised and set in 1993. It was mounted in 2010 Off Off Broadway, and remounted, by popular demand, and had a successful run Off Broadway in 2012! In production and hoping to wrap late 2016 or early 2017. Stay tuned.
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...
Saturday, October 3, 2015
MALE LEAD FRANCISCO RAMOS TO TAKE ON LEAD IN STAGE PLAY
So happy to announce that the leading man in "A Wound in Time" has agreed to grace the stage in my Creole historical drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" as the wealthy Spaniard Ferdinand Juan-Carlos Montero. Hoping to remount the much loved drama for Black History Month. Christiana Blain, reprises her role as the reluctant concubine, Lizette Laviteaux.