EAR SAY INC via Crowdrise
December 19, 2012
BENEFITING: EAR SAY INC
Written and Performed by Judith Sloan
We are raising funds to develop and produce a theatrical run of Judith Sloan's YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide.
About the Play:
What happens when a performing artist/journalist survives a near-fatal car accident and collides with the oncoming traffic of Hip Hop culture? In YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, Judith Sloan remixes stories of teaching immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth as they grapple with the cataclysmic global events that shaped them. Actress, radio producer, Judith Sloan, known for her one woman performances and her collaboration with Warren Lehrer on the multi-media project Crossing the BLVD, spent 15 years teaching in schools and jails where she encountered and reported on immigration stories, cultural clashes, and generation gaps. Fusing the art of theatre and radio, YO MISS!, is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating a maze of miscommunications and memories, while breaking down assumptions that divide residents of a city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds. Sloan transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking performance, accompanied by live band including MIWI La Lupa (of Red Baraat),on bass and trumpet, Adam MJ Hill on viola and beat-boxing, live DJ/Sound Engineer Luke Santy. Musical consultant Grammy winning composer Frank London.
YO MISS! is a project of EarSay, developed with Morgan Jenness and Viper Records. Additional script consultation Warren Lehrer and Touré Harris.
In addition to her work as an educator, Judith Sloan is an award-winning character actress, oral historian, and radio producer.
A play with music
Conceived and written by Judith Sloan
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