It's dress rehearsal at the Santa Fe Opera and Tina Cordova is waiting for her cue.
"There is not a single one of us onstage that isn't either a cancer patient, dealing with a tumor or a cancer," she says.
Cordova and the others preparing to take the stage are from southern New Mexico. They're downwinders — the people who lived near the first nuclear explosion and their descendants.
Many people living in the area weren't warned before they saw the flash of the 1945 atomic bomb tested as part of the Manhattan Project.