Stories from Judith Sloan’s YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

Mar
31
Mon, 31 March 2014 // 06:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Tickets at the door $15. Actress, writer, audio artist, radio producer, Judith Sloan, known for her one woman performances and her collaboration on the multi-media project Crossing the BLVD, (with Warren Lehrer) 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 music, 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. In YO MISS! Sloan transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking performance accompanied by a live band including Grammy winner Frank London on trumpet, Lynn Ligammari on sax, Joell Jackson beatboxing/acting, Deep Singh on tablas and percussion.