Under Construction: The Keepsake

Friday, October 23rd
Written By Carlos Lacámara
Directed By Meeghan Holaway

“Love and clocks.”


A professional actor for over thirty-five years, Carlos Lacámara began his writing career after visiting Cuba in April 2000. His observations of life on the island, as well as conversations with family in Havana, inspired him to write a trilogy of plays, Becoming Cuban, Havana Bourgeois and Exiles, which have enjoyed productions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Portland. His play, Nowhere on the Border—winner of The MetLife and Hola awards for best new play—premiered at the Hayworth Theatre, followed by runs at Repertorio Español in Manhattan and Stageworks Hudson in New York, culminating in a completely updated production at The Road Theatre in 2020.

Artist’s Rep in Portland produced Carlos’ first musical, Cuba Libre, which showcases the world-renowned Cuban band, Tiempo Libre. Cuba Libre is currently in development for a second production.

Carlos co-authored four one-hour television pilots: Adam and Eve, written with wife, television show-runner Carol Barbee, and bought by Amazon Studios, Eagle Pass, optioned by Braun Entertainment, Prophesy, optioned by Fox TV Studios and San Juan, optioned by CBS Studios. His screenplays include Killing Time and Children of Conscience, both commissioned by Dark-Light Pictures.



Meeghan has directed over 20 readings for the Playwrights’ Kitchen Ensemble and, most recently, a staged reading of Against The Rising Sea by Kelly Masterson for the Word at the Road.  She directed Three For The Road as part of the Off-Road Series.  She was a director for The Berkshire Theatre Festival Young Playwrights’ Program, Shakespeare and Company’s Youth Program, The Berkshire Public Theatre and The Wings theatre in Manhattan.  She also directs audiobooks.  As a member of the Road Theatre Company, she has appeared in Three For The Road, Through The Eye Of A Needle, and The Rescued.  Acting credits include Off-Broadway & Regional theatre, as well as over 50 TV, Film, and Voiceover credits.


Ed – Tom Knickerbocker*
Lauren – Ann Hearn*
Tara – Kacie Rogers*

*Road Company Member