New Victory LabWorks presents: my body is geography – Work in Progress

February 25, 2023 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Be a part of the process! Still in development, my body is geography by Sifiso Mabena uses theater, storytelling, and movement to investigate ways in which “the body keeps the score.” Weaving together a mix of personal, religious, mythological and popular fictional stories; this piece is an exploration of the ways we hold our stories, as lived and imagined experiences, in our bodies. You are a vital part of taking this immersive work to its next stage.

WHEN:  February 25 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Doors open at 1:45 PM)
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor (View map here) | Enter through Building G
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested here

Advance RSVP highly recommended. Please include all members of your party when you register. After registration closes, walk ups will be welcome if space allows.

Sifiso is a NY based, Zimbabwean multidisciplinary theatre maker who is a skilled actor, singer, puppeteer, playwright and deviser. Her work often explores displacement in diasporic communities, history, identity and femininity. Riddle of the Trilobites (Flint Rep; New Victory Theatre), Red Hills (En Garde Arts), Art of Luv Part 6  (Abrons), Molly’s Dream (The Public: Fornes Marathon), Shoot Don’t Talk (Labapalooza, St Ann’s Warehouse), Ocean Filibuster (Abrons). International: Winter’s Tale (National Arts Festival, SA), The Comeback (HIFA, ZW), Love in the Time of Malaria (NAF, South Africa). As a playwright, Sifiso has collaborated with The Royal Court Theatre and the British Council (ZW). Her work has been performed at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Winner HIFADirect 2011), the Intwasa Festival and the Chimanimani Festival. More recently Sifiso co-directed The Othello Project for Shake on the Lake and premiered her show [sunflower] at Dixon Place in June 2022. IG: @fisozozomab

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NEW VICTORY LabWorks is for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are creating original works for kids and families. We commit to welcoming and uplifting BIPOC artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists who identify as disabled. In an effort to diversify the field of performing arts for young audiences and the productions seen on stages across the nation, NEW VICTORY LabWorks supports adventurous performing arts for family audiences that amplify a multitude of voices. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, NEW VICTORY LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

This presentation is made possible by the Youth Matters program at Snug Harbor, generously supported in part by NYC Councilmembers Kamillah Hanks and David Carr.