So You Can Hear Me: Solo Show From Poet & Teacher Safiya Martinez
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The last date listed for Safiya Martinez's So You Can Hear Me was Saturday August 24, 2013 / 5:00pm.
Currently at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
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Playwright, poet, actor, public radio host of Reveal and all-around renaissance man Al Letson spent… More
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I found this performer quite mesmerizing in her physical movements as well as in her storytelling. However, for me the final effect of the entire performance left me a bit drained instead of drained but feeling that she had reached an emotional...continued
Running time: 60 minutes, with no intermission.
_This show is recommended for ages 16 and older because of strong language and sexual content.
So You Can Hear Me_ is a love letter to New York and voices from its public schools. The show is based on Safiya Martinez’s experience as a young 23-year-old who, flashing hubris like a 9mm pistol, was thrown into the South Bronx public schools to teach special education classes to middle and high school students after only three weeks of formal training. She considered herself a super-smart tough girl, a born and bred New Yorker, who could take the best the City had to throw at her._