Performance of YO MISS! Wednesday, April 23, 7 PM at Joe's Pub/ Public TheatreJoe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY) Map it $12
Performance of YO MISS!
Wednesday, April 23, 7 PM at Joe's Pub/ Public Theatre
Judith Sloan's YO MISS! Fusing the art of theatre and music, YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating her art, her life, and the lives of her students. Actress, radio producer, Judith Sloan, known for her one woman performances and her collaboration with Warren Lehrer on the multimedia 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. After colliding with Hip Hop Culture and rapper Immortal Technique, Sloan remixes her own experiences with those of her students and transforms into a multitude of characters in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking show. Directed by Bob Berky, assistant director Claire Lebowitz. Sloan will be accompanied by a live band including Grammy winner Frank London on trumpet, Deep Singh on tabla, Lynn Ligammari on sax, Joell Jackson acting/singing, and Miwi LaLupa on bass.
"In YO MISS!, Judith Sloan's art and teaching cross-pollinate. Performing with musical collaborators, she re-enacts and riffs on her experiences teaching teenagers from myriad worlds: refugee camps, struggling neighborhoods, prisons. It is a performance about performances, a story containing many stories." New York Times
?"This is immersive, resonant theater. Communication, cultural destabilization, history and commonality, are dramatized, raising questions, offering response. [Sloan] is an audacious artist." Woman Around Town