The City Artists Corps Showcase at Queens Theatre
Songs & Poetry of Migration, Refuge, and Finding Home
October 23, 4:00 PM
Type of event: Music and Theatre performance, reading
Judith Sloan brings guest singers and pianist to perform songs from her play-in-progress It Can Happen Here which follows the lives of five women in Queens, New York who are bonded together through their neighborhood hair salon. Sloan will also be presenting a short piece from her collaborative work 1001 Voices: An Anthem for A New America. Guests include featured singers: Meah Pace, Melissa McMillan, Alba Ponce de Leon, Michelle Beth Herman, with Dominic Frigo on keyboard. Special guest actor/playwright Najla Said will present a short excerpt from her solo show, Palestine.
Meet the artist
Judith Sloan is an actress, audio artist, writer, rand radio producer. Her work has been produced in theaters and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her work has aired on radio stations throughout the U.S. including NPR, WNYC, and on PRI, and the BBC. Her solo performances and plays include: Denial of the Fittest, Crossing the BLVD, and YO MISS! Sloan was a recipient of the inaugural QCA Artist Commissioning Program for projects that tell untold stories and fill gaps in American culture. She's received grants from NYFA, NYSCA, Ford, Rockefeller Foundations among others. Co-founder of EarSay, a Queens-based non-profit, dedicated to uncovering and portraying stories of the uncelebrated with projects that bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms and teaches at NYU.