How We Are Connected – The Caribbean

How We Are Connected - The Caribbean

Inspired by National Geographic’s Genographic Project


Special Collaboration with El Museo del Barrio & Brooklyn Museum.

Cast Members On BronxNet TV

Cast Members On BronxNet TV

Early registration highly recommended. Click:
HOW WE ARE CONNECTED – The Caribbean to register.

Come experience theater that tells the story of the human journey. This is a theatrical adventure fusing family lore, cultural mythology and scientific revelations about human migration and genealogy.

Members of the cast participated in a DNA test with the Genographic Project, tracing their ancestral histories back over 50,000 years.

Our director facilitated a two month development process, working with writers and actors to explore facts, fantasies, dreams and possibilities about their ancestral heritage. The stories that emerged from these workshops, and later the results of DNA tests and our collective conversations about them, highlight HOW WE ARE CONNECTED.

All performances FREE TO THE PUBLIC. We highly recommend registering early to secure your seat. To register, click HOW WE ARE CONNECTED – The Caribbean

Preview at the Brooklyn Museum

Preview at the Brooklyn Museum

Cast includes actors, musicians and dancers of multiple cultures & origins asking and answering questions about heritage and exploring their collective journey from the fertile crescent to the Caribbean Basin.

Program Created by Raquel Miller
Conceived and Directed by Ari Laura Kreith
Written by Jenny Lyn Bader & J.Stephen Brantley

Featuring and developed with Gousy Celestin, Marie Davis, Marcelino Feliciano, Lena Marie Gilbert, Maribel Martinez, Greer Morrison, Sorely Muentes, Luis Paulino, Vanessa Miriam Rodriguez, Edney Romeo, Stephanie Shipp, Ricardo Valentin & Petol Weekes.

Stage Manager: Xiaopo Wang
Set Designer: Jen Varbalow
Technical Director: Ross DeGraw
Costume Designer: Marty Pavatea

A Note From Raquel Miller, Founder:

We are pleased to be able to provide free programs that are educational and provocative and to be able to do so on a performing arts platform.

Our goal is to continue engaging our audiences and the public in this very important discussion about who we are at a fundamental level and how we engage with and consider others in the world. Help us enlarge this discussion about diversity. Click DONATE TO NICODA NOW to make a tax deductible donation to the organization.


NICODA is the New International Center of Diverse Artists, a performing arts organization that believes it is important that cultures speak to each other. Our mission is to provide a platform to excite artistic collaborations between an ethnically and culturally diverse group of artists and foster diversity in the arts, while encouraging artists to reach inside and touch their own unique vision of self and art. NICODA. Aspire. be.

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