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Prodigyal: Home is where the Hurt/Heart/Hope is

Prodigyal: Home is where the Hurt/Heart/Hope is


The Greene Space presents our summer artist-in-residence: An interrogation of Kindred and Tribe and Belonging with Staceyann Chin and friends. Where is home? Will it always be the same place? When you leave, can you ever return? When it changes, how does it affect who you are, what you eat, who you call family?

The poet, actor, and performing artist is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.

Learn more about her at www.staceyannchin.net.

Leadership support for Staceyann Chin’s residency is provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Additional support for The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence program is provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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