Sunday, September 5, 2010

See Sonia Sanchez play Sister Son/Ji on Labor Day 4pm NYC with Talk-back by Sonia

SISTER SON/JI at Theatre 80 – HOWL! Festival
The HOWL! Festival wants you to know about this rare opportunity.
SISTER SON/JI by Sonia Sanchez
Monday, Sep 6 4 PM – 7 PM
Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place 212-388-0388

The Howl! Festival presents iconoclastic poet Sonia Sanchez & a production of her play Sister Son/ji. Ms. Sanchez will be present for a rare audience talkback moderated by the artistic director of BeBop Theatre Collective, SC2.  This event also celebrates the publication I’m Black When I’m Singing, I’m Blue When I Ain’t and Other Plays. Fans of Ms. Sanchez receive for the first time all of her plays which span five decades.
In Sister Son/Ji, written by Sonia Sanchez, directed by SC2 and starring Jacqueline Gregg, poet/playwright Sanchez unflinchingly examines the paradoxical notions of liberation within in the Black Power Movement.
Sonia Sanchez is a Poet. Mother. Professor. National and International lecturer on Black Culture and Literature, Women’s Liberation, Peace and Racial Justice, as well as an author of over 16 books.
This solo play stars Jacqueline Gregg, who has performed in countless plays, both classical and modern, also works extensively with various educational theatre organizations, bringing classical as well as contemporary theatre to schools in and around New York City.
Door proceeds to benefit the Actors Fund for HOWL! HELP.
Tickets will be available at the door 1 hour before showtime on the day of the show (cash only).

Following the play and talk back a special Dance Performance in honor of Ms. Sanchez will be presented by Genesis Dance Company.
Under the direction of Karen L. Arceneaux, Genesis Dance Company, a modern dance company founded in 2001, believes that dance feeds the soul and rejuvenates the mind, body, and spirit. Since its debut season in July 2002, the company has been relentless in its mission to uplift and inspire humanity through the beautiful art form of dance.
Celebrating 9 years of fearless endurance and mesmerizing appeal, Genesis Dance Company is honored to be a part of The Howl Festival. A new addition to the Festival series, the company will perform a dynamic, thought-provoking, and energetic evening of excerpts from its rich and diverse repertory, woven together in suite titled "In Passing". Breathtaking, Awe-inspiring, Electrifying…Experience Genesis Dance Company! For more information:
photo: Genesis Dance Company, by Rachel Neville 2010

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