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April 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
- April 29, 2018
- Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Third Trinity is an innovative and exciting book.
Inside you will read three versions of the same story: a screenplay, short film and play. Originally conceived as a screenplay, it was adapted to a solo theater piece performed at Miami Light Project then to a short film produced by Tarell McCraney (Moonlight). This Trilogy is steeped in ritual, filled with musical language and era related songs that tell a unique Miami story of the struggle for Puerto Rican Independence, drug smuggling and the timeless tale of brotherhood. Beginning with a visionary reading by Mami Yeya, she tells her pregnant daughter she will have three boys, one a politician, one a criminal and the other an artist. The young mother scoffs off the augury until the murder of her sister leaves her with custody of her two young children. Three young boys begin an uncanny journey into smuggling, prison, political dissonance, and the theater. This story is a powerful and distinct retrospective of growing up in Miami.
“Third Trinity is prophecy come true.” – Tarell Alvin McCraney, Academy Award Winner, Moonlight
“Castellanos is one of the vanguard theatrical storytellers of his generation, fearless, skilled, and always satisfying. Hands down, Teo puts Miami on the map for theatrical monologues and storytelling for the Hip-Hop generation.”- Danny Hoch, actor
“This unflinching tale of Castellanos and his two ‘brothers’ goes from radical Boricua political dreams to sun-and-drug-cooked Miami streets, sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious, always gorgeously written and observant. A story of the struggle to control your destiny, find purpose, and, ultimately, of the power of art.”- Jordan Levin, Arts Writer and Critic, Miami Herald
About the Author:
Teo Castellanos is an actor/writer/director. He founded the Dance/Theater Company Teo Castellanos D-Projects in 2003. For the past twenty years Teo has toured solo and company works throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, China and the Caribbean. Much of his award winning works have been commissioned by Miami Light Project. Some acting theater credits include playing Elegba in Tarell’s The Brothers Size, (Miami) and Santos in The Hittite Empire’s Skeletons of Fish (London). He is the recipient of several grants/awards, is a member of SAG/AFTRA, and Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and holds a BFA in Theater.