For #BKStories, we interviewed playwright Raquel Almazan about her work “La Negra,” developed as part of the BRIClab: Performing Arts initiative.
Premiering BRIC TV’s: Video of the making of my play La Negra. Last year @ BRIC Arts we entered the sacred space for Dia de los Muertos with La Negra: A theatrical installation / An event to Honor your Dead. As the Day of the Dead approaches, Drug Cartel Queen LA NEGRA takes a ritualistic journey from child prostitute to Patron Saint of Mexican outcasts- La Santa Muerte.
More about La Negra: HERE
Directed by Mei Ann Teo
Cast: Raquel Almazan
Yadira De La Riva
Ofrenda Installation Art – Benjamin Rojas Mincho Vega
Lighting Design – Daisy Long
Sound Design – Drew Weinstein
Projection Design – Izmir Ickbal
Produced by Elisabeth Ng
As the Day of the Dead approaches, Drug Cartel Queen LA NEGRA takes a ritualistic journey from child prostitute to Patron Saint of Mexican outcasts- Santa Muerte. Siete, her top drug pusher lover, a Gringo tourist painter, and hundreds of street children inhabit her world towards light and peace. The citizens of Tijuana, police officers and skull figures of the night force her to face her relentless darkness. These light and dark symbolic forces within her battle for the future of Mexico itself.