DATE: March 28, 2016
TIME: 9:00 pm
LOCATION: The Wild Project
So You Can Hear Me March 28, 2016

written by and featuring Safiya Martinez

So You Can Hear Me is a love letter to the youth culture that emerges from New York City. Its language speaks with urgency, swagger, and vulnerability. The work is an exploration of the universal human desire for love. Through interconnected narratives, each character voices an essential desire to be seen and heard, clearly.  

“At the top of the play, I focus on the transformation of the grittier reality of New York from my childhood during the 1980s to the multitude of issues that arise with present-day gentrification. The current climate within the school system reflects these issues in complex and painful ways. Through this work I explore how safety, aggression, and resistance are negotiated within the space of a school and how the larger economic and political climate of the city informs the lives of students and teachers.” –Safiya Martinez

Mahogany L. Browne curates 2 nights of Poetic License 2016: A Kind of Now

Night 1, March 28 Features:
9PM So You Can Hear Me by Safiya Martinez

Night 2, March 29 Features:
7PM SMUDGE by Mahogany L. Browne
9PM for me who leave, for women who stay by Sofía Snow

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