Caridad De La Luz is a multi-faceted performer known as“La Bruja”, who won the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship 2019-2020. She starred in the hit musicals Dancing In My Cockroach Killers and I Like It Like That at PRTT. She is considered one of America’s leading spoken word poets and was named one of the ‘Top 20 Puerto Rican Women Everyone Should Know”. Caridad was awarded the Puerto Rican Women Legacy Award, The Edgar Allan Poe Award for excellence in writing from The Bronx Historical Society and has been titled a Bronx Living Legend along with a Citation of Merit from the Bronx Borough President. She was has performed in venues such as The Apollo, Lincoln Center, Gracie Mansion, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, City Hall and in venues internationally. Her poetry is featured on Prince Royce’s album “Phase II” and she is infamous for her piercing performance on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam. She is currently cultivating her own art space in the Soundview area of The Bronx called El Garaje and will soon be traveling the West Coast of Canada, Peru and Africa to visit Indigenous healers and expand her practice.