Monday July 8, 7 pm, New York Institute of Technology Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway between 61st and 62nd Streets New York, NY 10023
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New York Institute of Technology, School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Education
presents a multimedia theatrical performance of Crossing the BLVD followed by short excerpts from Sloan’s new work IT CAN HAPPEN HERE. Judith Sloan and guest actors in an evening of stories about migration, refuge and finding home.
Featured performers include:
Judith Sloan, Vick Krishna, Bianca Vitali, Sasha Boykin,
Maria Sofia Hernandez, Meah Pace and Prince Jones
“…a whirlwind tour and love poem of what has often been called the most racially and ethnically diverse county in America. The New York Times
Winner 2004 Brendan Gill Prize Municipal Art Society of NY
“Immigrant life as told in the intimate, rich, comic, ironic and sad stories so often seen but not heard in America’s big cities.” The Washington Post
“Crossing boldly carries the tradition of oral history into the 21st Century. Electrifying!” Eve Ensler, author The Vagina Monologues
As immigration policy is hotly debated around the country, Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America presents the human stories of why immigrants and refugees have migrated to the US and what their experiences have been since they came here pre- and post-9/11.
Based on Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan’s critically acclaimed book, actors channel many of the people that the couple interviewed on their three-year journey around the world through the borough of Queens, NY. The performance is illuminated by projections of Lehrer’s stunning photographs along with an original soundtrack of music and sounds, including Sloan’s audio mixes, music by Scott Johnson and Gogol Bordello. Queens is increasingly in the news with the election of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to the U.S. Congress largely due to the voting power of one of the most diverse districts in the United States. This group portrait of a multi-ethnic, multi-racial community is a magnifying glass for the future of America. Above all, Crossing the BLVD is a celebration of resilient, prismatic character – in search of home.
It Can Happen Here is a new work originally commissioned through the Artist Commissioning Project of the Queens Council on the Arts. Inspired by stories gathered in the greater Jamaica and Southeastern Queens neighborhoods. Sloan’s new work takes place in a hair salon with a group of women grappling with gentrification, ICE raids, and pursuing their dreams. Actor/Vocalists will be featured performing several songs from the show
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