Just out of Rutgers, Shyrley Rodriguez was at her first audition, landing the role of Regina, “a fiery wild thing,” says Rodriguez MGSA’15. Regina is best friends with Mylene, who is the main character in the Netflix original series The Get Down, the frenetic quasi musical set in the troubled South Bronx of 1977. It depicts Latino and African-American teenagers coming of age at the time when disco was king and hip-hop was making a move. To view a trailer of the series, go to netflix.com/title/80025601.