The performance includes poetry by other famous Cuban poets, including Emilio Ballagas, Nicolas Guillén, Eliseo Diego, Luis Nogueras, and Nancy Morejón, a well-known and prolific contemporary black Cuban poet. The selection of poetry reflects both pro- and anti-regime positions, yet with an emphasis on poetic passion and excellence.
The actors, including Jonathan Harrell, Xochitl Ehrl, Edgar Nuñez, Dan Bohnhorst, Lena Stavely,Pamela Sher, and Argos MacCallum, perform the poems in Spanish with simple staging, musical accompaniment, and song. English translations are projected, along with other relevant images. Historical context is provided through brief narration.