Say You Heard My Echo
Friday, September 14, 2012 | 7-8.30pm
Saturday, September 15, 2012 | 2-3.30pm; 7-8.30pm
HERE Arts Center
145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013
Cross Streets: Between Spring Street and Dominick Street
Subways: A, C, E to Spring St; 1, 2 to Houston St;
Buses: M21 to Spring St-Varick St; M5, M21 to Ave of the Americas-Spring St
Use promo code “festival” for $15 tickets (valid for all performances).
What connects a Catholic burlesque dancer who survived the Twin Towers, a Buddhist Iraq war veteran and hip hop emcee who returns home, and a Muslim librarian whose family suffers detention and interrogation? An evening-length spoken-word poetry theater project written by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai (450 performances worldwide and three seasons of the award-winning Russell Simmons Presents HBO Def Poetry), Say You Heard My Echo explores the lives of three fictional Asian American women in New York City a decade after 9/11. With choral poems, prayers, activist folk songs, and raps, the play weaves together the characters’ struggles with survivorship and faith and their intimate relationships with Mary Magdalene, Guan Yin, and Aisha.
Performed by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, YaliniDream, and Adeeba Rana with stage direction by Jesse Jou.
Say You Heard My Echo was a project commissioned in 2011 by the Asian American Arts Alliance.
Additional performances on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7pm; and Sunday, September 16, 2012, 2pm.
Presented by Moving Earth Productions.