News: Free NYSX Event: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation, October 22
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"To Undreamed Shores" features an ensemble of immigrant and first-generation actors presenting excerpts from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and politicians - all with the focus on themes of immigration. The performance will be followed by a town hall conversation during which will expand on topics like family separation, treatment of refugees, cultural stereotyping, assimilation, how languages figure in to the immigrant experience, and the code-switching and loaded expectations that often come with being a first-generation citizen. The evening is curated by Jennifer Curfman, Aysha Salam, and NYSX Associate Artistic Director Cristina Lundy.
The evening will be moderated by Bridget Crawford, the Legal Director for Immigration Equality, the nation's leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. It will feature the writings of Claudia Cortese, Denice Frohman, Ananda Lima, Carvens Lissaint, Ankita Raturi, William Shakespeare, Divya Victor, and others; and it will feature performances by Clemmie Evans, Katie Fanning, Niki Hatzidis, Anaseini Katoa, Aida Leguizamón, Salome Mergia, Hyojin Park, Krushika Patankar, and Marcus Xavier Stewart.
NYSX will present its final signature Freestyle Lab of 2019 at the New York Public Library at 53rd Street on November 19, 2019.