Self / Worth: A Variety Show--presented by #HealMeToo Festival
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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Self / Worth: A Variety Show--presented by #HealMeToo Festival
Tues 4/9 at 8pm (please note unique time)
Wed 4/10 at 7pm
Sun 4/14 at 3pm

LENGTH OF SHOW: 90 minutes

At IRT Theater:
154 Christopher St. NYC (west of Hudson)
Buzzer 3B (third floor)

A full-length show of multi-disciplinary dance, puppetry, songs and stories exploring intimate partner violence, undocumented status, sexual harassment, queer resilience, and breaking the cycles of trauma.

*Micaela Mamede will present an excerpt from her playful and poignant interdisciplinary dance work, Maria, performed by an ensemble of non-U.S. born immigrant women and allies, about a young womans journey through the sex industry and intimate partner violence while undocumented in NYC.

*Artist and Art Therapist Glenn Marla will share from their work, Scarcity Freezer, a puppet show about Mothers, Imagination, queer resilience, food, and breaking cycles of trauma.

*Movement Artist/Storyteller Evelyn Lilian Sanchez Narvaez will share an original piece about actualizing self worth while contending with racist, classist encounters of her lifetime.

*Playwright, producing artist and activist Yvette Heyliger will share The Dues That Must Be Paid, directed by John Scutchins, in which a middle-aged African American actress recounts her story of sexual harassment and assault.

*Baggage at the Door is a song cycle by Dana Aber that unpacks the process one woman undertook to put her past traumas aside and love again.

Content Warning: Brief descriptions of intimate partner violence, coercion, and sex work.

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The #HealMeToo Festival is produced, in part, through Kori Rushton and IRT's Residency Season ( from March 25 through April 15, 2019.


IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
     ***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


IRT Theater (View)
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


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Arts > Theatre

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!