Sol Miranda’s ” I Am Here, I Belong”
EMBARK Peekskill presents
A Lana Yu’s WHAT MATTERS Community project
Produced in Collaboration with Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
When artist Lana Yu approached EMBARK to propose community & theatrically based projects for the multidisciplinary expansion of her “What Matters” project, Katie Schmidt Feder were thrilled.
Katie created, Produced and directed “Maiden, Mother, Matriarch”, stories created, developed and performed by local women at different stages in their lives; and Mail Art/Pen Pal Project for our middle school students to connect with others their age from other countries.
Sol conceived and developed “I AM HERE. I BELONG.”, an intercultural bilingual community project. The concept evolved as group discussions took place in February and one on one interviews with immigrants and “non-immigrants” from Peekskill became deeply touching and powerful. Furthermore, since the current President of the United States, Mr. Donald J. Trump started in office, all immigration issues took center stage shaking our press, judicial system, traveling immigrants with papers in order and refugees, big and small cities: all of us.
It is not Sol’s intention to answer questions on immigration through this work. This is a creative investigation that she processes and returns to the audience as a writer and actor. Ideally all will be moved to think, learn, feel and think again. Talk with friends.
Written & Performed by SOL MIRANDA
Directed by MARA MILLS
Designed by GENE PANCZENKO
Title Song by Vanessa Daley Johnson
Saturday, October 14 from 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 15 from 3 PM
Q & A after performance
$5 Suggested Donation for performance
Admission to HVCCA applies in addition: Peekskill resident: $5; Non-resident $10