A New Works Festival Reading
Fusing the art of theatre, poetry, and music, Yo Miss! is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-telling show about immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth grappling with the cataclysmic events that shaped them. Actress, activist, and author Judith Sloan transforms into a multitude of characters ages 14 to 80. “As artfully composed and intelligently framed as it is emotionally gutsy, [Yo Miss!] is a fully realized piece of inventive theater that packs a punch – and a lesson,” says critic Jon Sobel. Directed by Matt Gould.
Judith Sloan is an actress, audio artist, writer, radio producer, human rights activist, educator and poet whose work combines humor, pathos and a love of the absurd. For over twenty years, Sloan has been producing and presenting interdisciplinary works in audio and theater, portraying voices often ignored by the mass media. Sloan is one of four artists chosen for the Queens Council on the Arts Artist Commissioning grant for 2017/2018 for projects that tell untold stories and fill gaps in American culture.
Yo Miss! Director Matt Gould is an ASCAP Dean Kay Award winner with commissions from Yale Rep, Reprise Theatre Company, and Playwrights Horizon, and co-producer of the Off-Broadway work, Invisible Thread, also workshopped here in Weston.
Interested in this event and others? Consider a Festival Pass! Passholders receive discounts, guaranteed seats for the readings, and an invitation to an evening of selections from our Young Playwrights program in which teaching artists mentor local students to find their voice in original short plays. To book please call the Box Office (802) 824-5288.
Nurturing the New. Weston’s First Annual New Works Festival is a two-week celebration of nationally recognized artists creating new work at varying stages of development. Sloan’s performance is one of three works presented. Each includes a chance to talk with the writers, directors, and actors.