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PENUMBRA (defined as a "shadow of a shadow") is Intikana's one man show that autobiographically illustrates the life of a young Boricua growing up in The Bronx who seeks to reclaim his Taino heritage. This multimedia event utilizes an array of images, videos, and sounds to journey through stories that powerfully confront issues concerning family, social injustice, and self-identity.

[ Running Time: 60 min ]

Theater: Bio

“Captivates the audience with his compelling tale of growing up in The Bronx."


“Alerts us to the great light beyond."


“Glows with self-acceptance and inspiration."


Theater: Testimonials


Features guest artists: Lauren Whitehead, Adam Falkner, Fritz, Bamboo MC, Jimmytheloch, Zev, G-Wiz, Duane Rose, Luis Castro, and Eliezer Rosario Cáliz.

Music production: Frankie P, Jonas Bers, Emily Buhr, Rhythm J, Absolute, Jimmytheloch, Zev, Rafael Perez, Intikana & Osvaldo Roque. Live instruments played by Deric Frost (Bass), Danny Nunez (Guitar), Jonas Bers (Accordion) and DJ Ari (Scratches).

Theater: About

“His verses dissected, examined, and then re-connected the interwoven layers of self, culture, society and history with startling ease and intellectual clarity."

‐Juliette Price,



‐Student Activities Coordinator, University of Alaska Anchorage

“Incredibly engaging with a strong and immensely worth while message."

‐Producers of WICKED and NEXT TO NORMAL on Broadway

Theater: Testimonials


Penumbra Trailer 1

Running Time: 3 mintues

Penumbra Trailer 2

Running Time: 2 mintues

Theater: Videos


Support for the creation and development of Penumbra's musical score has been provided through the Harlem Stage Fund for New Work, which has received support from the Jerome Foundation. ​

  • Recipient of SUNY’s Research and Creative Activity Grant 

  • BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) award: Performing Arts

  • Off-Broadway debut produced by The Present Company: 2009 Fringe Festival

  • Featured in 5th Annual The ONE Festival at Teatro LATEA

Theater: Welcome



SHIDAN MAJIDI is currently Production Associate for legendary producer, Cameron Mackintosh on Broadway and has worked on international hits such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MARY POPPINS, LES MISÉRABLES, and CATS. He also associate directed the North American tour of MISS SAIGON. He is committed to finding new voices and is thrilled to collaborate with Intikana whose organic talent represents urban storytelling in its most vibrant and relevant form and hopes that through it, young generations of theatergoers can be introduced to the immediate and transcendental experience of live theater.


CECILIA MARTA is Founder and Artistic Director of the CECILIA MARTA DANCE COMPANY having worked as Casting Partner to CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and master instructor at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, and Manhattan Movement/Arts Center. Cecilia has previously taught her unique style of world jazz at the ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE. Her works have been presented throughout the United States, Europe and Japan as well as Canada, North Africa, Central and South America, and Russia.

Previous Productions

State University of New York-Oneonta, University of California-Santa Cruz, DePaul University (Chicago), Herkimer County Community College (NY), University of Alaska-Anchorage, College of Southern Idaho, Colorado State University, Utah State University, and University of Washington-Tacoma. Other Venues: Actors Playhouse (Off-Broadway), La Pregunta Arts Cafe (NYC), Teatro La Tea (NYC), Batey Urbano (Chicago), and Youth Leadership Academy (South Kortright, NY).

Special Thanks​

Ryan Scott Creative, Cameron Mackintosh Inc., Cecilia Marta Dance Company, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Harlem Stage, Simone Eccleston, Urban Word NYC, New York University, SUNY Oneonta, DePaul University, Marisol Morales, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Batey Urbano, The Intangible Collective, LouderArts, F.O.K.U.S., FringeNYC, Tutidesign, Azita Shahidi, Roya Shahidi, Shamim Sahba, Bamboo MC, Jimmytheloch, Zev, Lauren Whitehead, Adam Falkner, Fritz, Jonas Bers, Sean Gallagher, Brendan “Absolute” Paulsen, Dr. Karina Cespedes, Jacquie Martinez, Rainbow Theater (UCSC), Eliezer Rosario Caliz, Luis Castro, Jennifer Fernandez, Emily Hooper, Krystle Alomar, DJ Ari, Jeremy Wall, Deric Frost, Evan Wallace, Emily Buhr, Rafael Perez, Frankie P, Danny Nunez, G-Wiz, Duane Rose, Rhythm J, Osvaldo Roque, Tim Meola, Matt Kaitila, Will Garrett, Laura Benitez, Holly Bass, La Voz del Paseo Boricua, Marisol Rodriguez, Steve Lucin, Vee Bravo, Melissa Montero Padilla, Ricky Flores, Joe Conzo, Ramon Del Barrio, Christina Benavides (Video Director), Chiara Cristina Fariello (Assistant Video Director), Matos Family, DJ Melo G, Dan Pneuman, Ms. B, Dr. Daniel Banks, Raquelle Seda, our families, friends, and everyone who has supported since day one.

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