Program 25: Poetry and Spoken Word Night

  • Auditorium of the Lithographers Union, Local 1 113 University Pl New York, NY, 10003 United States

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Raymond Nat Turner and Upsurge.

Raymond Nat Turner and Upsurge.

Poetry and spoken word with  Nahar Alam from Andalon, South Asian domestic workers organization, Emilia Mikrut, 2015 Winner,CUNY/Labor Arts "Making Work Visible" Contest, James Sosoon Gantt, "the Hip Hop Scholar", Raymond Nat Turner and his ensemble Upsurge, Angelo Verga,Cornelia Street Poetry Cafe, Chris Butters, DC 37, Julian Pimiento, Working Theater’s 32BJ Theaterworks program, and a special preview performance of:


Every Fold Matters  (15 min) - a performance and film about working in a laundromat. by Lynne Sachs and Lizzie Olesker - a mix of film, poetry and live performance, eaturing performer Jasmine Holloway.

A woman folds clothes by rote, eyes fixed to a soap opera muted on the laundromat’s TV. As she weeps over a tragic plot twist, her hands never stop folding, pounding the table in an unceasing metronome of productivity.

This moment, lifted from life and transcribed to performance by playwright/director Lizzie Olesker and experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs, becomes one of many striking, reality-based images in Every Fold Matters, a new site specific performance with film that premiered in a Clinton Hill, Brooklyn laundromat this month.

Read More on Every Fold Matters in the Brooklyn Rail

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