LA NEGRA: A theatrical installation / An event to Honor your Dead (work-in-progress)
Written and performed by Raquel Almazan
Directed by Mei Ann Teo
Ofrenda Installation Art by Ben Rojas
Excerpt presentation of LA NEGRA: 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. Her top drug pusher and lover Siete, a Gringo tourist painter, and hundreds of street children inhabit her world as it moves 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.
A multi-interdisciplinary theater production that integrates text, media, Butoh-based movement, and Day of the Dead altars, where the audience moves through the complexities of Mexico’s crisis and a vision of hope and prosperity.
Part of the LATIN IS AMERICA play cycle. Produced by Almazan’s La Lucha Arts.