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Unit J proudly presents POISON, a play by Lot Vekemans

Unit J
Nov 09 Through Dec 01 | Thu |
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In a gripping exploration of grief, loss, and the complexities of moving on, the powerful play "Poison" by Lot Vekemans is set to captivate audiences at Unit J Loft. The production, directed by the talented Katina Medina Mora, brings together a stellar cast led by Emma Ramos and Richard M. Carrillo.

"Poison" delves into the lives of a former married couple who are forced to confront their painful past when a toxin is discovered in the cemetery where their young son is buried. After nearly a decade of no contact, they must come together to decide the fate of their son's reinterment. Audiences witness an unexpected gamut of emotions unfold as they confront the question: is it ever possible to truly move on?

With a track record of delivering thought-provoking and emotionally-charged work, director Katina Medina Mora is poised to bring "Poison" to life on stage. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in México City, Katina honed her craft at The London Film School, where she earned a Master in Direction. Her impressive filmography includes acclaimed works such as "LuTo," "Sabrás que hacer conmigo," and "Latido." Her talent extends to the theater, with her award-winning production of David Harrower's "Blackbird" gracing Broadway in 2016. Her international career on TV started when she got two episodes for Emily in Paris season 2 and then was asked back for another two for Season 3. She also directed the season finale for XO Kitty, shot in Seoul Korea. She directed two episodes of Firefly Lane, all of these for Netflix as well as 5 episodes for Selena the series. Her latest work on tv was the season finale for the drama Swagger season 2 for Apple TV.

Leading the cast of "Poison" are Emma Ramos and Richard M. Carrillo, both seasoned performers known for their exceptional range and captivating performances. Emma Ramos, a multi-talented comedian, actress, and writer, has garnered recognition for her work on Nickelodeon's Dora! Her screen credits include notable appearances on New Amsterdam, The Endgame, and Law & Order: SVU. Richard M. Carrillo, a versatile actor, has starred in numerous stage productions, including Adam Rapp's "Blackbird" and "The Cripple of Inishmaan." His film and television credits include Pale Shelter and The Plot Against America.

"'Poison' is a deeply moving and intense exploration of human emotions," stated Richard M. Carrillo who also serves as Artistic Director of Unit J Loft. "We are thrilled to bring this thought-provoking play to our audiences, with the exceptional talents of Emma and the incredible direction of Katina!" he added.

"Poison" will run at Unit J Loft from November 9th to December 2nd. Price of tickets are $40 and is available for purchase at

Venue: Unit J

338 Moffat St-Unit J Map