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Caribbean in Queens

Caribbean in Queens

By Braata Productions
Caribbean-American Radio Plays about families in Queens New York & the COVID 19 Pandemic.
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Bodega De la Sol - Episode 4: COUNTER GRABS
Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Written by Janelle Lawrence Directed by Antonio Miniño Featured Voices: LUCIA/COMP 2       Gyana Mella ROBERTO/PERSON 1      Ian Blanco EDUARDO        Kervin Peralta RAUL/COMP 3/ROOMMATE 2/HOMIE 1/CHAR  Ana Lia Arias Garrido PERSON 2/CUSTOMER 1/ROOMMATE 1/HOMIE 2  Rigo Vindiola AMI 1/CASS        Pilar Gonzalez Music by Janelle Lawrence & Joel Edwards Production by Joel Edwards Narration by Julene Robinson Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
07:06
May 05, 2021
Bodega De la Sol - Episode 3: AISLE 5, HOME SUPPLIES
Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Episode 3: AISLE 5, HOME SUPPLIES Written by Janelle Lawrence Directed by Antonio Miniño Featured Voices: ABUELA/COMP 1        Jessica Carmona LUCIA/COMP 2       Gyana Mella ROBERTO/PERSON 1      Ian Blanco EDUARDO        Kervin Peralta RAUL/COMP 3/ROOMMATE 2/HOMIE 1/CHAR  Ana Lia Arias Garrido PERSON 2/CUSTOMER 1/ROOMMATE 1/HOMIE 2  Rigo Vindiola AMI 1/CASS        Pilar Gonzalez AMI 2       Leonardo Gonzalez Dominguez Music by Janelle Lawrence & Joel Edwards Production by Joel Edwards Narration by Julene Robinson Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
11:03
April 28, 2021
Bodega De la Sol - Episode 2: Aisle 3
Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Episode 2: AISLE 3 Written by Janelle Lawrence Directed by Antonio Miniño Featured Voices: ROBERTO/PERSON 1      Ian Blanco EDUARDO/POLICE      Kervin Peralta RAUL/COMP 3/ROOMMATE 2/HOMIE 1/CHAR  Ana Lia Arias Garrido PERSON 2/CUSTOMER 1/ROOMMATE 1/HOMIE 2  Rigo Vindiola AMI 1/CASS        Pilar Gonzalez Music by Janelle Lawrence & Joel Edwards Production by Joel Edwards Narration by Julene Robinson Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
10:41
April 21, 2021
Bodega De la Sol - Episode 1: The Origin
Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Episode 1: The Origin At Bodega De la Sol, COVID hasn’t stopped the doors from opening; which keeps the Sol family somewhere in-between safety and illusion. With 4 generations in one home, the diversity of realities becomes blaringly loud when they have to sit with each other & live with big personalities. Welcome to Bodega De la Sol, choose your own story. Written by Janelle Lawrence (they/them) Directed by Antonio Miniño Featured Voices: ABUELA/COMP 1       Jessica Carmona LUCIA/COMP 2      Gyana Mella ROBERTO/PERSON 1     Ian Blanco EDUARDO       Kervin Peralta WAITER       Tori Lanzillo RAUL/COMP 3/ROOMMATE 2/HOMIE 1/CHAR  Ana Lia Arias Garrido PERSON 2/CUSTOMER 1/ROOMMATE 1/HOMIE 2  Rigo Vindiola POLICE        Kervin Peralta AMI 1/CASS         Pilar Gonzalez AMI 2       Leonardo Gonzalez Dominguez Music by Janelle Lawrence and Joel Edwards Production by Joel Edwards  Narration by Julene Robinson Sponsor: Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
10:36
April 14, 2021
Bodega De La Sol - Playwright Interview
Interview with “BODEGA DE LA SOL” playwright JANELLE LAWRENCE: Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Music & Production by Joel Edwards  Narration by Julene Robinson Host - Karl O’Brian Williams Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
17:03
April 12, 2021
Will We Make It - Episode 3: Homecoming, but coming home looks different in a pandemic.
The lockdown. After returning to Queens from London, Katrina finds herself in a precarious position as her return has prompted a different emotion from what both she and her parents expected. To cope, Katrina is doing what she feels is best for her: therapy. For old-fashioned Jamaican father Toney, therapy isn’t his first option for his daughter. As Meryl tries to keep the peace, a lot is exposed when an argument erupts between father and daughter. Will the family make it through quarantine closer or will they be ripped apart? Written by Nyanda Cammock Directed by Teisha Duncan Featured Voices: KATRINA   Lydia Eku MERYL   Julene Robinson TONEY   Michael Sean Harris MALE COMPANION  Frederick Philip Jr. Local News Reporter       Teisha Duncan Music & Production by Joel Edwards Music Composition by Mijanne Narration by Julene Robinson Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
24:37
April 07, 2021
Will We Make It - Episode 2: Far from Queens, keeping together when being kept apart.
Katrina and her co-worker are still trying to make it back to the United States from London; this is proving more difficult than expected. Back in Queens her parents, Meryl and Toney, are praying for her safe return. With the Coronavirus on the rise across the world, it is stressful for this Jamaican family to be apart at such a crucial time and it is also taking its toll individually. Will the world make it through Covid19? Written by Nyanda Cammock Directed by Teisha Duncan Featured Voices: KATRINA    Lydia Eku MERYL    Julene Robinson TONEY    Michael Sean Harris MALE COMPANION   Frederick Philip Jr. CSR/London News Reporter Samantha Hudson Music & Production by Joel Edwards Music Composition by Mijanne Narration by Julene Robinson Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
31:47
March 31, 2021
Will We Make It - Episode 1: A Jamaican-American in London… and COVID hits!
Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Episode 1:  A Jamaican-American in London… and COVID hits! Katrina Holgate is away from her home in Queens, NY working in London; this is her first time being so far away, which at times takes its toll as she is very close with her Jamaican parents: Meryl and Toney Holgate. While in London, there is an outbreak of the Coronavirus. Katrina and a male coworker find themselves stuck in London after being left behind out of a group of seven people. The race is on to make it home in time before the lockdown starts in London. Will they be able to make it? Written by Nyanda Cammock Directed by Teisha Duncan Featured Voices: KATRINA   Lydia Eku MERYL   Julene Robinson TONEY   Michael Sean Harris Local News Reporter  Teisha Duncan Music & Production by Joel Edwards Music Composition by Mijanne Webster Narration by Julene Robinson Sponsor: Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
17:01
March 24, 2021
Will We Make It - Playwright Interview
Interview with “Will We Make It?” playwright Nyanda Cammock: Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Music & Production by Joel Edwards Narration by Julene Robinson Host - Karl O’Brian Williams Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
16:48
March 22, 2021
FLOR : Episode 3 - In the final episode of ‘Flor’ it’s an unexpected family member who turns things around.
Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Tito was always the simple boy. The family man. The working class hero, until his jobs dry up, and the world took all his plans away. So what did he do? Become a Tik Tok Star! Written by Nelson Diaz-Marcano Directed by Gineiris Garcia Featured Voices: FLOR: Jessica Carmona HECTOR: Cedric Leiba Jr. TITO: Rigoberto Vindiola DJ/CHEO: Leonardo Gonzalez Dominguez MARIANNA/REINA/ENSEMBLE: Michelle Reiss ENSEMBLE: Joel Edwards & Gineiris Garcia Music & Production by Joel Edwards Narration by Julene Robinson Flor was inspired by interviews with Rosa Mendez Content Warning: Flor contains Strong Adult Language Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
24:08
March 03, 2021
FLOR : Episode 2 - The weight of the pandemic and the BLM protests set in...
Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Episode 2: The weight of the pandemic and the BLM protests set in... After helping his mother Flor find purpose, Hector finds himself in the midst of a cultural awakening he doesn't understand. Questions about culture, love, and communication plague him as a promotion in his job looms and the world gets angrier. Written by Nelson Diaz-Marcano Directed by Gineiris Garcia Featured Voices: FLOR: Jessica Carmona HECTOR: Cedric Leiba Jr. TITO/ROB: Rigoberto Vindiola MARIANNA/REINA/ENSEMBLE: Michelle Reiss ENSEMBLE: Joel Edwards Music & Production by Joel Edwards Narration by Julene Robinson Flor was inspired by interviews with Rosa Mendez Content Warning: Flor contains Strong Adult Language Sponsor Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
24:50
March 01, 2021
FLOR : Episode 1 - Meeting Flor & Her Family
Episode 1: Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving Caribbean Heritage. Episode 1: Meeting Flor & Her Family As she starts to enjoy life again, the whole world shuts down, leaving Flor without her groove back, and worse, without her Karaoke. What does a recently retired Puerto Rican woman do when everything seems to keep changing on her? Written by : Nelson Diaz-Marcano Directed by : Gineiris Garcia Featured Voices: FLOR: Jessica Carmona VALENTINA: Jennica Carmona HECTOR: Cedric Leiba Jr. TITO: Rigoberto Vindiola DJ: Leonardo Gonzalez Dominguez ENSEMBLE: Michelle Reiss Music & Production : by Joel Edwards Narration : Julene Robinson Flor was inspired by interviews with Rosa Mendez Sponsor: Funded in part by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation. More Information about Braata Productions & Caribbean in Queens: www.braataproductions.org
26:11
February 17, 2021
Interview with Nelson-Diaz Marcano
Interview with Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Playright of FLOR. 
22:07
February 16, 2021
Caribbean in Queens Series Intro
Welcome to Caribbean in Queens: a Podcast featuring Audio Plays and interviews about Caribbean-Americans living in New York City. This is a project of Braata Productions: a Caribbean non-profit arts organization dedicated to showcasing talent from the Caribbean Diaspora and preserving Caribbean Heritage. From February till June this year: 2021, Caribbean in Queens features 5 audio plays about 5 different Caribbean-American households in Queens as they navigate life as family, as immigrants, life during a pandemic, and just life in general! Join Karl O’Brian Williams for Interviews with playwrights on Mondays, while each episode of the featured play will be released on the following Wednesdays. “Caribbean in Queens: a Borough, a People, a Vibe, in a Time of COVID 19.”
01:21
February 10, 2021