Apr 24, 2014

The Sounds of My People

You are invited to the Second Year Presentation of Columbia Playwright Tabia Lau's new play, The Sounds of My People.

How much of identity is repetition or proclamation?
In order to move forward, do we relinquish or reclaim the past?
As the number of suicides in the LGBT youths grows, a closeted Chinese accountant in Montreal, Mac, tries to find her place in the thriving culture of pride that surrounds her. She connects with her late aunt's diary, written 40 years ago when cultures began reconstructing themselves from the outfall of war and both the Chinese and Jewish populations began disappearing and reappearing in textbooks. This play engages with miscommunication, misconceptions, misrepresentation and community, through rhythm, music, and beat poetry.

April 24, 25, 26 at 8 pm
April 26 & 27 at 2 pm
Schapiro Studio
605 West 115th Street (between Broadawy & Riverside
Basement Level

Directions to Schapiro:
Take the 1 Train to 116th Street and walk one block south on Broadway. Make a right on West 115th Street and Schapiro Hall will be on the right halfway down the block. The Studio is located on the Basement Level.

A new play by Tabia Lau
Director - Christopher Murrah
Dramaturg - Jocelyn Shratter
Producer - Christina Boursiquot
Stage Manager - Rafaela Rossi
Costume Designer - Jen Hebner
Scenic Consultant - Sara Sciabbarrasi

Charlotte Arnoux
Zsuzska Beswick
Esther Chen
Elena Glass*
Jessica Hanson
Denise Hughes
Artem Kreimer
Fenton Li

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

TICKETS ARE FREE! But space is very limited, so reserve your seat today. For ticket reservations, e-mail TheSoundsOfMyPeople@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!