Voices Be Heard: The Musical
Where: Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.
212-539-8500 Price: Starting from $10
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Written and performed by an international cast of 11 professional young “artivists”, ages 17-24, Voices Be Heard: The Musical features original music and narratives about mental health, women’s rights, immigration, identity, justice, and issues facing our communities today.
Voices Be Heard follows the lives of six young women living separately in an old New York City apartment building and facing their own day-to-day struggles of survival in the bustling city. Caught up in their individual lives, they have become disconnected from others and even their dreams until one fateful night when a blackout strikes the building.
Amidst the darkness and fear, the young women discover friendship in moments of unity, trust, and vulnerability as they come together in solidarity. In a surprising twist of events, they learn they are not alone as spirits of women who previously inhabited the building surface through as ‘an-sisters’ (ancestors) keeping a watchful eye over their journeys.
Voices Be Heard is a live performance of monologue, music, and movement, paired with pre-recorded projections of remote ensemble members to tell a tale of friendship and young adulthood. Honest and authentic portrayals of the lives of young women in New York City lend sincerity to the social justice-oriented musical and invoke inspiration in the hearts of anyone in support of gender equity, racial justice, and liberation.
The world premiere is on June 21, 2022 – June 22, 2022 at Irondale Center located at 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
Special thanks to:
National Endowment for the Arts
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
Black Seed Fund
Brooklyn Community Foundation
Common Sense Fund
Find Your Light Foundation
Grantmakers for Girls of Color
Miranda Family Foundation
New York Community Trust
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