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LA NEGRA: A Theatrical Installation / An Event to Honor Your Dead

  • Hi-ARTS 215 East 99th Street New York, NY, 10029 United States (map)

Written by Raquel Almazan
Directed by Fernando Parra Borti
Production Manager: Marina Montesanti
Art Installation by Benjamin Rojas
Cast: Raquel Almazan, Vaneik, Mariana Neward, Vaneik Echeverria, Annabel Guevara, Elia Monte Brown, and Dan Shaked

A unique space to live, reflect and immerse collectively. Dedicated to the living and dead of Mexico. 

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.

This work was supported by our SCRATCH LAB residency.

Earlier Event: October 27
'TASHA
Later Event: November 17
Bring the Beat Back