Developed by members of First Generation, an intergenerational arts and youth leadership organization based in Springfield, MA, “Mother Tongue” is inspired by family stories and events from Congo/Tanzania, Bhutan/Nepal, South Sudan, Holyoke, and Springfield. The performance incorporates movement, music, dance, and weaves together stories in Arabic, Swahili, Nepali, and English. Themes addressed in this 90-minute original work include culture, identity, diaspora, masculinity, xenophobia, racism and revolution, among others.
Tickets are sliding scale $15-$25. No one will be turned away. Appropriate for ages 13+
This piece is presented with support from Transhealth, RiverCulture, the Shea Theater, and MCC Local Cultural Councils of Montague and Gill