EVENT: Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn at the #HealMeToo Festival
DATES: March 31 - April 14
VENUE: IRT Theatre, 154 Christopher St, New York, New York 10014
Sunday, March 31 at 7 PM
Sunday, April 7 at 7 PM
Sunday, April 14 at 7 PM
Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn is a theatrical piece including a series of ten minute plays and songs by and about Womyn. Each composition addresses situations in which womyn, in all periods of time, have oppressed or silenced another womyn. We have been divided, marginalized and conquered; We cannot hold our place of power in the world because our biological existence has been devalued. Implicit self hate is the primary obstacle to the unification around issues affecting our biology. A line has been drawn between races or the amount of melanin in our bodies. These pieces are based on diversity and address inequalities that cut across multiple lines including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship.
Each play then goes on a journey to represent different paths that women can take to heal the wounds between them. Theater, unlike any other artistic medium has the ability to mirror actual experience and thus to create greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems that safeguard fundamental rights.
Writers and composers include:
Tonya Pinkins, Glory Cardigan, kristine M Reyes, Carmen Rivera, Nandita Shenoy, Kim Skyes, Caridad Svich, Michelle Tyrene Johnson, Angela Scalfani, Aditi Natasha Kini, Julie Brown, Desi Moreno-Penson, Jasmine McLeish, Jaisey Bates, Nikkole Saulter, Nellie McKay, Amanda Green, Shaina Taub, AriDy Nox
The company of actors include:
Richards Abrams, Yolande Bavan, Kimye Corwin, Ako Dachs, Rachel Holmes, Carmen Lobue, Akiko Hiroshima, Mary Arschbold Shay, Nemina Cesara, Jane Summerhayes, Paulina de la Parra, June Ballinger, Annie McGreevy.
Whys it important?
The Truth and reconciliation of Womyn’s Goal is to reach as many people as we can through Restorative Narratives that mirror all the paths that lead to healing and amplifying our voices to redefine womanhood.