Judith Sloan’s YO MISS!
Where Human Rights, meets Hip Hop, meets the Power of Women and Girls.
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. Using midi-controllers and an original musical score to accompany her compelling performance, Judith Sloan remixes her own traumatic experiences with those of her students and transforms into a multitude of characters ages 14 to 80 years young.
Dramaturgy: Morgan Jenness
Sound Design: Judith Sloan
Direction: Matt Gould
Performed solo or with live musicians.
Developed over a five year process with directorial assistance from Claire Lebowitz, Joanna Settle, Michael Dinwiddie, Warren Lehrer, Bob Berky. With original music composed by: Frank London, David Krakauer, MiWi La Lupa, Taylor Rivelli, Adam MJ Hill , Red Ukachukwu, Guy Klucevsek, Dave Guy, Touré “Southpaw: Harris”, Josh Henderson, Andrew Griffin, and voice and music of Immortal Technique. Contributing sound engineers, Touré “Southpaw” Harris, Taylor Rivelli, Josh Valleau, Deep Singh.
Listen Excerpts Here on SOUNDCLOUD:
Performed as a solo show with Sloan as live sound engineer, or with a live band.
Read about the early development of the work in progress in:
Yo Miss! is a project of EarSay produced by Judith Sloan. A portion of the proceeds from the Yo Miss! theatre project go to support EarSay’s Youth Education project for immigrant and refugee teenagers. Development of Yo Miss! with support from Viper Records, the Queens Council on the Arts, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Workshop presentations of Yo Miss were developed in 2009 and 2010 at the Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.