17 Kimball Hill Road
Putney, VT 05346
Lenelle Moïse in
@ Sandglass Theater
November 2-3, 7:30pm
$16 General, $13 students and seniors
or call (802)387-4051
Sandglass Theater’s Voices of Community Series kicks off on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, with poet/theater artist Lenelle Moïse and her one-woman show Womb-Words, Thirsting at Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT. This is a collaborative presentation by Sandglass Theater, Next Stage Arts Project, and Green Mountain Crossroads. Tickets are $16, $13 for students and seniors, and can be reserved by contacting Sandglass Theater at (802) 387-4051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mixing a brew full of womanist Vodou jazz, queer theory hip-hop, spoken word, and song, Womb-Words, Thirsting is an interactive performance of patchwork poetic storytelling delivered, slam-style, from the gut. Haitian-American solo performer Moïse, re-conceives memory, dances revolution and reclaims F-words. Watch as she channels protective parents, first girl crushes, tough neighbors and the fiercely divine feminine. Womb-Words, Thirsting is an illuminating, empowering and hilarious evening of theatre about growing up immigrant, working-class, politicized and queer(ed).
Moïse draws emphatic accolades for her work, with The New York Times stating that she “brings fierce passion” and Curve Magazine describing her as, “Piercing, covering territory both intimate & political…vivid & powerful.”
Haitian-born, international performance artist Gina Athena Ulysse states, “[Moïse] tells stories of migration, hope, adaptation, fear, love, desire, loss, mobility, stories of secrets, defiance, and stories of triumph. She tells them with the fullness of her being.”
2013 marks the ninth year of Voices of Community: A Performance Series on Diversity. In co-presenting Moïse with Next Stage and Green Mountain Crossroads this year, these three local organizations aim to further the reach of this artist’s rich work in our local communities. Through performances and workshops, the series serves to create a sustained dialog between nationally acclaimed artists and local community members about issues of diversity and identity.
“Lenelle’s one-woman show is exactly the sort of performance we want to see succeed in reaching as wide an audience as possible. As an LGBTQ organization, we want to promote the voices of our community members and make sure they are heard. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to have Lenelle perform locally,” said Deborah Potter, Executive Director of Green Mountain Crossroads.