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Hear Me, See Me | Escúchame, Mírame
May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT$10
Have you ever felt trapped inside yourself, like no one understands what you’re trying to
express? Hear Me, See Me offers a moving multilingual affirmation the audience will
hear, see, and feel. The performance combines American Sign Language (ASL), English,
and Spanish, and includes music, rhythm, and movement in an exploration of the
possibilities of self-expression, the power of poetry, and the truth of shared experience
that unites us all.
Hear Me, See Me will be interpreted in ASL in full.
¿Te has sentido alguna vez atrapado en ti mismo, como si nadie entendiera lo que quieras expresar?
Escúchame, Mírame ofrece una conmovedora afirmación multilingüe que el público podrá oir, ver y sentir. Ésta presentación combina el lenguaje de signos americano (ASL), inglés y español, e incluye música, ritmo y movimiento en una exploración de las posibilidades de autoexpresión, el poder de la poesía y la verdad de la experiencia compartida que nos une a todos.
Escúchame, Mírame se interpretará por completo en ASL.
Eric Brown is a native of New Orleans. In 1994 at the age of 16, he was wrongfully convicted of murder and armed robbery and sentenced to life without parole plus 30 years. His incarceration lasted 9,125 days, or 25 year. He has received training as a paralegal and CPR Instructor, served as president of President Of Toastmasters International, and was recognized as best speaker of both Toastmasters International and Jaycees Club. Eric currently mentors youth through Excellent Children Entrepreneurs and Leaders (E.X.C.E.L.) and Children of Incarcerated Parents Still Succeed (CH.I.P.S.S.). His book Crime Is 4 Dummies is forthcoming. Find him online: @esolid365
Lyrik Hunter (Author/Poet/Artist/Speaker), resident of Dallas and native of Midland, TX, has been performing actively since 2020, as a poetic expressive artist. Her work has been described as “vivid,” “inspiring,” and “breathtaking.” Lyrik is CEO/Owner of The Brown Sugah Lounge, a Dallas-based poetry group, which provides a safe, non-judgmental, monthly open-mic poetry platform, while partnering with community organizations who promote positive environments for healing, mental health awareness, and conscious growth.
Melania Luisa Marte is a writer, poet, and musician from New York living between the Dominican Republic and Texas. Her viral poem “Afro-Latina” was featured by Instagram on their IG TV for National Poetry Month and has garnered over nine million views. Marte’s debut collection of poetry, PLANTAINS AND OUR BECOMING will be published by Tiny Reparations, an imprint of Plume and Penguin Random House Summer 2023. You can follow her journey on social media: @MelaTocaTierra.
Maria Ramirez is the founder of Piezas de mi alma. Born in Zimapán Hidalgo, México, Maria has participated in several poetry and cultural events and activities, contributing to events at the State Fair of Texas (2017- 2018), Latino Cultural Center (2017), Texas Southmost College in Brownsville (2018), Paragraphs Library at South Padre Island (2019), Nova Pangea in Together in Harmony in Dallas (2020-2022), and events at Pleasant Grove Library in (2019 – 2021). She has contributed to several international anthologies, has served as an editor for a Dallas-based anthology in 2017, and earned a certification in Sophisticated Literary Creativity in Peru 2021-2022. She has served as a panelist, interviewer and coordinator on a number of international cultural programs.
Priscilla Rice is a Pleasant-Grove based storyteller, radio host and community activist. She is a member of the Da Grove Cohort: Un Taller For Dreaming and Tejana Cósmica poetry collective. Her first book We Are What We Are, a collaboration with poet/author Lopamudra Banerjee, was published in fall 2022. She currently serves on the Park and Recreation Board.
Carlos Salas is a multi-discipline artist, former bookstore owner, and co-host of the Poets on X+ reading series held at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery here in Oak Cliff, Texas. He first started reading/reciting poetry at The Dogstar in Fort Worth and has been published in various chapbooks and anthologies. He has performed at the first annual New Orleans Poetry Festival of 2016, broadcast to Blackwater Poetry Festival in the County of Cork, Ireland, performed at The Latino Cultural Festival in Austin. Carlos lives with his love and fellow poet Opalina Salas with their three cats in Oak Cliff.
Daymond Sands was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He is a freelance photographer with 15 years of experience, an event planner, and owner of the television show of Click Click Crop which has aired on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. He loves to share his creativity with the world through his expressions and the content he creates, welcoming viewers to see the world through his eyes.