Marjani Forté – “being Here…/this time”
Presented by Kelly Strayhorn Theater
being Here…/this time is the manifestation of a three-year project examining the intersections of mental illness, addiction, and systemic poverty. Spurred by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New Music USA funding. The project seeks to contribute to healing research and cultural affirmation through an embodied artistic practice. It triggers an array of emotional arcs that peer into the mind’s journey towards recovery and remind us of our own triumphant arcs of healing and empathy. This residency reworking features Pittsburgh-favorite Jasmine Hearn, who was in the original cast that premiered at Danspace Project in New York City.