written by and featuring Sofía Snow
advisor Rafael Casal
musical direction by Erica Telisnor
videography by Nina Ham
technical direction by Wendy Michel
Sofía Snow explores the strengths of leaving, staying, letting go, and holding on to love in the debut of her work-in-progress, For Men Who Leave, For Women Who Stay. Featuring live music, video, and poetry, this choreopoem investigates the bravery of self-love through the lens of Sofía’s Venezuelan mother, spilling into her own clumsy first-generation love story.
Sofía is a Boston-raised performance artist, educator, and community organizer. Her work has been featured in a range of literary publications, as well as in The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Generation Progress, and elsewhere. Prior to her arrival in New York, Sofía was the Outreach Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin’s pioneering First Wave program, the world’s first and only full-tuition scholarship program for hip hop and urban arts. She is the co-founder of the Not Enough Mics Collaborative, a nationwide network of womyn artists and is currently the Associate Program Director of Urban Word NYC.