If you're in New York, you ought to check out the world premiere of our friend Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai's spoken word theater project, Say You Heard My Echo, running six performances (September 12-16) as part of Asian American Arts Alliance's Locating the Sacred Festival. Watch a video about the show and their fundraising campaign:
Here are some more details about the show:
Say You Heard My EchoPartial funds have been raised for the show, but they still need to raise $8,000 to help cover various production costs, including the venue and rehearsal space rental, sets, costumes, lighting, sound, et. Thus, they've got a Kickstarter campaign. Can you help make it happen?
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.
To make a pledge, head over to Kickstarter. For further information about Say You Heard My Echo, check out the Locating the Sacred Festival website, and view the Facebook event page here.