Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America

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Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America

Time: April 16, 2010 at 7pm to April 23, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Street: 236 East 3rd St.
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.nuyorican.org
Phone: 212-505-8183
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Nia
Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2010

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Judith Sloan performs Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America

TWO FRIDAYS April 16 & 23rd @ 7 PM Nuyorican Poets Café
For advance tickets:
http://www.nuyorican.org/calendar.php?r=0&eid=476

As immigration policy is hotly debated around the country in terms of national and cultural security, Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America presents the very human stories of why immigrants and refugees have migrated to the US and what their experiences have been since they came here pre- and post-9/11. Based on Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan’s critically acclaimed book, actor/writer Judith Sloan “channels” many of the people that the couple interviewed on their three-year journey around the world through the borough of Queens. The performance is illuminated by projections of Lehrer’s stunning photographs along with an original soundtrack of music, sounds and voices, including Sloan’s audio mixes, music by Scott Johnson and Gogol Bordello.

Winner 2004 Brendan Gill Prize Municipal Art Society of NY

“Crossing the BLVD is a whirlwind tour and love poem of what has often been called the most racially and ethnically diverse county in America. In the tradition of the playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Ms. Sloan performs “Crossing the BLVD” adopting the personae (and respectfully mimicking the accents) of the varied immigrants whose stories are in the book... The New York Times, City Room Blog, Sewell Chan

“Immigrant life as told in the intimate, rich, comic, ironic and sad stories so often seen but not heard in America’s big cities.” The Washington Post, Lynn Duke

“Crossing boldly carries the tradition of oral history into the 21st Century. Electrifying!” Eve Ensler, author The Vagina Monologues

TWO FRIDAYS April 16 & 23rd @ 7 PM Nuyorican Poets Café

236 East 3rd Street, Between Ave B & C, New York City
$12 adv/$15 door/$10 groups of 10 or more/ call the Cafe at 212.505.8183 for group sales.


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