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.
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Creator of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, the multi-talented Brian Copeland mounts his third one-man production, The Scion, an incisively funny look at class inequality. With his razor-sharp wit, Copeland examines the events surrounding the infamous Santos Linguisa Factory triple homicide, in which the sausage dynasty's scion gunned down three meat inspectors as they attempted to enter the facility. Walking the line between comedy and tragedy, Copeland turns the microscope on the privileged few that believe themselves to be above the law. An author, comedian, radio and TV host, Copeland also recently starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in the film The Bucket List and is the creator of the critically acclaimed solo show The Waiting Period. Learn More
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Featured review from JRed Velvet
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I enjoyed her performance. She is very talented. Agree with another reviewer that it took a little bit to get into it. Seems like she found her rhythm as it went along. I then wish it had lasted longer. Her characters are very well done. I also wish it was more centered around her students with special needs. There was a bit but I thought there would be more. Overall, an enjoyable one hour at the Marsh.
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.