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All Write!

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022 | 7PM


HOSTED BY MADELINE COHEN

STORIES BY STUDENTS FROM
COMMUNITY-BASED LITERACY PROGRAMS

READINGS BY
Pascale Armand
, Madeline Cohen,
Philip Estrera
, and Dawn Akemi Saito

The Performers

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Participating Organizations

Brooklyn Public Library
Eastern Parkway Adult Learning Center
New Lots Adult Learning Center

CommonPoint Queens—The HUB

City University of New York
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn College Adult Literacy Program
CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)
Lehman College Adult Learning Center
New York City College of Technology Adult Learning Center

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
Family Support Center
Project Reach Youth

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement

Korean Community Service of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

New York City Department of Education
Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center

New York Public Library
Bronx Adult Learning Center
Tompkins Square Adult Learning Center
Washington Heights Adult Learning Center

Queens Public Library
Elmhurst Adult Learning Center
Jackson Heights Adult Learning Center
Peninsula Adult Learning Center

Shorefront YM-YWHA

Sunset Park Health Council/NYU Langone Brooklyn

SUNY Syracuse EOC

West Side Writing Group

The Readings

Escape by Rosa Regalado
Borough of Manhattan Community College—CUNY Langauge Immersion Program (CLIP)
Performed by Dawn Akemi Saito

The Wrong Channel—The Next Day by Lilia Ruiz
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Performed by Pascale Armand, Madeline Cohen, Philip Estrera, and Dawn Akemi Saito

Mariachis on the 6 by Christian Puga
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Performed by Philip Estrera and Pascale Armand

What I Experience at the Brooklyn Museum by Josefa Sano
Borough of Manhattan Community College—CUNY Langauge Immersion Program (CLIP)
Performed by Pascale Armand

On the Table by Kaira Bueno
Borough of Manhattan Community College—CUNY Langauge Immersion Program (CLIP)
Performed by Philip Estrera

Attack on Ukraine by Ana Huerta
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
Performed by Philip Estrera and Dawn Akemi Saito

The Sugar Factory by Merisi Sanchez
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
Performed by Pascale Armand

For My Grandmother by Yanibel Genao
Borough of Manhattan Community College—CUNY Langauge Immersion Program (CLIP)
Performed by Philip Estrera

Vulnerable by Sunhee Chung
Queens Public Library—Elmurst Adult Learning Center
Performed by Dawn Akemi Saito

The Wonder of My Mom’s Farm by Simony Dallatorre
Jacob A. Riis Neigborhood Settlement House
Performed by Philip Estrera

The City of Two Faces by Cindy Fan
Queens Public Library—Elmhurst Adult Learning Center
Performed by Dawn Akemi Saito

Street Haiku by Ibrahima Soumah
Borough of Manhattan Community College—CUNY Langauge Immersion Program (CLIP)
Performed by Pascale Armand

And I Wait by Lisbeth Duarte
Borough of Manhattan Community College—CUNY Langauge Immersion Program (CLIP)
Performed by Dawn Akemi Saito

Emptiness Within by Naw Khin
Queens Public Library—Elmhurst Adult Learning Center
Performed by Philip Estrera

I Don’t Want Modern Love by Cristal Cáceres
New York Public Library—Washington Heights Adult Learning Center
Performed by Pascale Armand

Untitled by Javier Estrella
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
Performed by Philip Estrera

Letter to My Husband by Josefina Miranda
New York Public Library—Washington Heights Adult Learning Center
Performed by Dawn Akemi Saito

What Is Love? by Joe Thura
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
Performed by Philip Estrera

Not Before Dinner (A Play of Family Life) by Mervon Griffith
New York Public Library—Bronx Adult Learning Center
Performed by Pascale Armand, Madeline Cohen, Philip Estrera, and Dawn Akemi Saito

The Power of Fear by Lise Merlin
New York Public Library—Washington Heights Adult Learning Center
Performed by Pascale Armand

The Blizzard by Maxima Melo
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
Performed by Dawn Akemi Saito

Feeling Alive by Anabel Freire
Queens Public Library—Elmhurst Adult Learning Center
Performed by Pascale Armand, Philip Estrera, and Dawn Akemi Saito

One Saturday Morn by Ei Ei Khang
Queens Public Library—Elmhurst Adult Learning Center
Performed by Dawn Akemi Saito

Sunrise by Yonghong Wu
Queens Public Library—Elmhurst Adult Learning Center
Performed by Pascale Armand

All Write! Funding Credits

The All Write! adult literacy program is generously supported by the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, The Achelis and Bodman Foundation, the Henry Nias Foundation, the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, the Michael Tuch Foundation, the Vidda Foundation, the Lemberg Foundation, and The Grodzins Fund. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. All Write! also receives support from an endowment established by the Steven Aresty Foundation. Symphony Space thanks our generous supporters, including our Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members, who make our programs possible with their annual support.

Symphony Space Staff

Kathy Landau Executive Director
Peg Wreen Managing Director

Isaiah Sheffer*
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978–1988)
Artistic Director (1988–2010)
Founding Artistic Director (2010–2012)

Allan Miller
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978–1988)

*In Memoriam

Madeline Cohen Director of Education
Regina Larkin Manager for Education Programs
Jennifer Brennan Director of Literary Programs
Drew Richardson Lead Producer of Literary Programs
VivienneWoodward Producer of Literary Programs
Magdalene Wrobleski Program Assistant, Literary and Education
Matthew Love Consultant for Literary Programs
Antonio Brown Literary Intern
Mollie Gordon Literary Intern

LITERACY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Teresa Bell NYC Department of Education–Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center
Madeline Cohen Symphony Space
Solange Farina City University of New York–Borough of Manhattan Community College
Mary Esther Malloy Consultant

A SPECIAL THANKS

It’s a truly extraordinary moment to be here for the 21/22 Symphony Space season! We are so grateful to the independent venue operators who banded together to initiate the Save Our Stages campaign, which became the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. Through the leadership of Senator Chuck Schumer, and with bipartisan support from many Senators and Representatives, the creative community was bolstered by this special funding. All of us at Symphony Space extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every individual who recognized the unmistakable power and importance of the arts in this most critical moment.

Your generosity makes possible a vibrant array of music, literature, film, family, and arts education programs!