Thanks to YOU, LOW is on FIRE!
Opening Night: SOLD OUT!
There are 8 More Shows To See, Plus
3 Very Special Post Show Discussions
(including one with activist, writer KEVIN POWELL).
Scroll down for ALL details. Get your tickets TODAY!
Conceived, written, and performed by RHA GODDESS
Directed and Developed by CHAY YEW
Through January 20, 2008
at The Public Theater | 425 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 1003 (bet. E.4th and Astor Place)
Admission: Only $15
(includes admission to post show discussions, scroll down for details)
Purchase tickets now at www.publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555
For special ticket offers, go to www.rhaworld.com/LOW-SpecialOffers
As part one of Rha’s The Meditations Trilogy, the show is a 75-minute dramatic exploration that asks “what is insanity?” and addresses the mythology, stigma, fear and confusion surrounding mental illness. Fusing poetry, music, prose, and movement, Rha Goddess transforms into a vibrant young woman named Lowquesha and chronicles an all too common journey through the mental health system. Part manifesto, part family history, and part spiritual evocation, this installation of The Meditations Trilogy is a call for understanding and positive change and asserts that achieving a state of well-being in this society is a revolutionary act!
With equal doses of laughter, outrage, and compassion, the show is disturbingly articulate and will challenge its audiences in ways not ventured before.
* Post Show Discussion Panel on Hip Hop Theater hosted by Clyde Valentin
** Dialogue with Special Guest Kevin Powell
*** Launch of the Hip Hop Mental Health Project
(scroll down for details on post-show discussions)
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“LOW” at The Public and
“Under The Radar 2008” Special Events
Celebrate the Launch of the
Hip Hop Mental Health Project
With Special Performances & Dialogues:
Monday, January 14
“Hip Hop Mental Health: Gang Bangers,
Iraq War Vets, and The Wellstone Act”
A Late/Night Post Show Dialogue between
RHA GODDESS and Activist, Writer KEVIN POWELL
(Q&A moderated by April R. Silver of AKILA WORKSONGS)
Show Time: 9:30pm SHARP (dialogue begins right after show!)
Tuesday, January 15
The Hip Hop Mental Health Project
Research & Dialogue Study *
with DR. PETER FRAENKEL and City College Dept. of Psychology
Evening starts at 6:00pm SHARP
(located at 425 Lafeyette Street, NYC 10003).
Tickets are $15 (includes show and post-show discussions).
Buy tickets at The Public Theater Box Office,
online at www.publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555
* more info about the study taking place at the January 15 event:
The study is being conducted by Dr. Peter Fraenkel and has been approved by the City College NY Institutional Review Board and abides by standard guidelines of confidentiality. Participation involves completing brief questionnaires before and after the performance that ask about experiences with and attitudes about mental health and illness, and taking part in a facilitated 30 minute post performance discussion with other audience members. You do not have to participate in the study or discussion in order to see the performance. However, you must see the performance to participate in the study. Please join us at 6pm SHARP in the Shiva (Public Theater) to be a part of this important research.
For inquiries about the study or the production please call (718) 384-2482.
All events co-sponsored by 1+1+1=ONE, Divine Dime Entertainment, Ltd. Special funding provided by Animating Democracy‘s Impact Initiative in association with Americans For The Arts and the Kellogg Foundation. The Hip Hop Mental Health Project is an initiative of 1+1+1=ONE. 1+1 is a Brooklyn based 501(c)3 organization that utilizes the methodology of Arts Based Civic Transformation to empower individuals, communities and societies in affecting positive social change.