Presented by the NYU Center for Spiritual Life
“YO Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, which Sloan performs with musical collaborators, 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.” –Anne Barnard, New York Times
Fusing the art of theatre and radio, YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating a maze of miscommunications and memories, while breaking down assumptions that divide residents of a city who live in close proximity but come from divergent worlds. Sloan transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking performance, accompanied by a live band including multi-instrumentalist MiWi La Lupa (Red Baraat) and DJ/Sound Engineer Luke Santy. Directed by Bob Berky. Assistant Director Chesney Snow. A talkback, moderated by Marcella Runell Hall (Co-Director, NYU Center for Spiritual Life), follows the performance.
Judith Sloan, (actress, writer, radio producer, and Adjunct Professor at Gallatin School NYU), known for her one woman performances and her collaboration with Warren Lehrer on the multi-media 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.
Free and open to the public. Register online.
Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, EarSay, and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Additional outreach support from the Hip Hop Education Center and City Lore.
YO MISS! is a project of EarSay, developed in collaboration with Morgan Jenness, Abrams Artist Agency, and Viper Records.