Who We Are
Intersection Arts explores points of convergence between art forms, especially those involving words and music. We believe that art should speak truth about the times in which we live. Historically, the artists have led revolutions and stood as a reminder to society of our human condition, both beautiful and ugly. The projects of Intersection Arts tell those stories and those truths through collaboration between art forms to ultimately challenge, reveal, and encourage us as a society to see ourselves and strive for the highest level of truth and virtue.
The Women Have Something to Say
May 12-14, 2023 - Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre, New York
The Women Have Something to Say tells the stories of women finding their voices through monologues and song texts written by the musicians themselves and set to music by composer Madeline Styskal.
Women musicians, especially singers, traditionally experience a kind of silencing inherent in our work, because we are always interpreting the words and music of someone else - that "someone else" usually being male. But this time, we take the stage to tell our own stories, particularly regarding conscious-raising moments when we realized that we had unique voices as women, or when we realized that our voices were being silenced. The stories are interwoven, and each woman's monologue and song are added to the ones who have come before in a cumulative effect of solidarity by the end of the show.
The stories are told by a diverse set of women, representing different ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, religions, and relationship statuses, and illuminated by projected graphics designed by Janine Dworin. The production aims to stand with women in the audience (and the men who support them) who are struggling to find their own voice.
Gwendolyn Alfred, Sydney Anderson, Jessica Blau, Cynthia Clayton, Neusha Farahani, Isabelle Ganz, Ingrid Gerling, Mary-Angela Granberry, Shannon Hesse, Gracie Ibemere, Nicole Kenley-Miller, Tali Morgulis, Lisa Vickers
Director: Nicole Kenley-Miller, Intersection Arts
Producer: Sydney Anderson, The Why Collective
Composer: Madeline Styskal
Dramaturg: Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
Choreographer: Laura Dearman
The Women Have Something to Say is sponsored by
Intersection Arts and The Why Collective.