Judith Sloan's Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

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Judith Sloan's Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

Time: November 3, 2011 at 7pm to November 6, 2011 at 3pm
Location: Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Street: 236 East 3rd St, between Ave B & C
City/Town: New York, New York
Website or Map: http://www.nuyorican.org
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Nia
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2011

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         Judith Sloan’s Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

        Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 3, 4, 5, at 7 PM
        and Sunday November 6 at 3 PM

Nuyorican Poets Café 236 East 3rd Street Between Ave B & C, NYC
Tix: $20 general $15 students/seniors/groups 212-780-9386

What happens when a performing artist survives a near-fatal car accident and collides with the oncoming traffic of Hip Hop culture? In Yo Miss! actress/writer Judith  Sloan remixes stories from twenty years of reporting on and teaching immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth as they grapple with the cataclysmic global events that shaped them. Through poetry, vivid character portrayals and music, she brings their tales to life along with her own stories revealing the ripple effects of the Holocaust on her family. Sifting through a maze of miscommunications and misunderstandings, Sloan and the musicians battle through a cross-generational dialogue as she finds resilience in the face of tragedy.

A play with music
Written and conceived by Judith Sloan
Directed by and developed with Michael Dinwiddie
Performed by Judith Sloan
with Adam Hill and MiWi LaLupa
Live Sound Engineer: Luke Santy
Music direction: (Grammy Award winner) Frank London
Sound direction and design: Judith Sloan with the company
Lighting design: Melody Beal
Includes music by: Dave Guy, Adam Hill, David Krakauer, MiWi La Lupa (band member from Red Baraat), Taylor Rivelli, Judith  Sloan.
Additional Music and Sounds by: Touré “Southpaw”  Harris, Guy Klucevsek, Frank London (of Klezmatics), Immortal Technique, Ken White

Yo Miss is a project of EarSay, produced by Judith Sloan with the purpose of supporting EarSay’s social justice work focusing on stories of healing from trauma. A portion of the proceeds from the Yo Miss! theatre project go to benefit EarSay’s Youth Education project, Transforming Trauma Into Art, for immigrant and refugee teenagers.  
Yo Miss! is being developed with support from Viper Records, and Morgan Jenness from Abrams Agency.  

For more information: http://www.earsay.org/

Development of Yo Miss! with support from the Queens Council on the Arts, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Murray Street Productions, Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, and Viper Records.  

Talkback following the SUNDAY Matinee performance: with Julissa Ferreras, City Council Member Queens / Jackie Vimo, Immigration Coalition / Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough

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