Say You Heard My Echo Moving Earth Productions
About the show
What connects a Catholic burlesque dancer who survived the Twin Towers, a Buddhist Iraq war veteran and hip hop mc who returns home, and a Muslim librarian whose family suffers detention and interrogation? An evening-length spoken-word poetry theater project written by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Say You Heard My Echo explores the lives of three fictional Asian American women in New York City a decade after 9/11. With choral poems, prayers, activist folk songs, and raps, the play weaves together the characters’ struggles with survivorship and faith and their intimate relationships with Mary Magdalene, Guan Yin, and Aisha.
Say You Heard My Echo was a project commissioned in 2011 by the Asian American Arts Alliance and is a 2012 participant in the Locating the Sacred Festival.
Written by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Performed by YaliniDream, Adeeba Rana, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Stage Direction by Jesse Jou
Produced by Moving Earth Productions
Photography by Beto Sepulveda