I Was Born With 2 Tongues (2001)

‘I Was Born With 2 Tongues’ was created by the New WORLD Theater Residency, which brought young performers to explore their own artistic voice. In this rehearsal of a slam/spoken word performance, a group of talented young artists discusses the politics of trying to get roles as different body-typed people, and how racial identities might be a challenge. Moreover, their voices made us reflect upon the misogyny women face on a daily basis; family and cultural identity; immigration, race, and nationhood. Although all of them are difficult topics, the power of these voices, and the energy of the performers, offer a glimpse of hope. This video documentation features ‘In America’ by Dennis; ‘Letter to Our Unborn Children’ by Ensemble; ‘Not your Fetish’ by Emily and Anida; ‘Race and I’m Running’ by Dennis and Marlon;‘Morning Papers’ by Marlon; ‘Excuse Me America’ by Anida; ‘Lost and Found’ by Dennis; and ‘Loudmouth Woman’ by Emily.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/b2rbp1fx

Additional Info

  • Title: I Was Born With 2 Tongues
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Language: English
  • Date: 2001
  • Location: Bowker Auditorium
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Credits: Videography: A. Montali

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