Sandy Actors Meet Red Hook Inspiration

The Sandy Monologues starts Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm and continues:

Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Friday, June 10 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm only!

All performances will be at

PS 15 – The Red Hook Magnet School for the Arts
71 Sullivan Street (between Van Brunt & Richards Sts.)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

ADMISSION IS FREE (Donations gratefully accepted)
Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!

Falconworks Theater Company will present The Sandy Monologues, an original work using spoken word, song and movement that was inspired by the actual words of Hurricane Sandy survivors. This production, slated for June 2016, will tackle issues of race & class by zooming in on the lives of a diverse handful of residents who weathered the freak storm that raged from Hispaniola to the Great Lakes. The play owes gratitude to the EMMP Tell Your Story Project interviews and the article “Race, Class and Disaster Gentrification” by Zoltán Glück.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 actors (six of whom are Red Hook youth) came face-to-face with the real-life residents whose words were adapted into monologues, spoken word, songs and movement. David & Sarah Burd-Sharps of the Waterfront Museum, PS 15 PTA’s Lydia Bellahcene and other community members sat in on the first read-through. The actors’ Red Hook immersion continues Sunday, May 8 with a Mother’s Day tour of locations from the play.

The play features Thaddaeus Abbott, Luis Arzu, Mathew Bautista, Zakaria Bellahcene, Beatriz Cavalieri, Josephine Cho, Célia Diagana, Margot Fletcher, Jenni Lark, Helen Lingaard, Chevy Martinez, Dontae McCoy Freeman, Mateo Morel, Josephine Pizzino, Ashley St Juliette, Jonathan Vanderzon, Mateo Vidals and Chance Warren Dixon. The play is written and conceived by Reg Flowers in collaboration with Co-Director Meg Bouchard. The production includes Alex Siesse (music direction), Christopher Studley (lights), Anne O’Neil (costumes), Rhianna Lehman (publicity), intern Ashley Lopez and Christopher Hammett (Producer).