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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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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 3, 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 1, 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