Gal pals of mine, who have a great talent of voicing rage & peace at the same time, are putting out this show starting tomorrow. Strongly recommending you check it out -



"Sisters in the Smoke combines amazing artistry, energy, and
words to finally tell the truth about the lives of APIA women. Mango
Tribe has pulled off an amazing feat in developing this original
show.  I left feeling better educated, inspired, and full of energy to
make this world safer, less violent, and more just."
--Neena Hemmady, Khuli Zaban (A South Asian/West Asian LBTQ
women's organization in Chicago)


Asian American Artists Collective – Chicago presents


a multimedia theater production written, performed and directed by
Mango Tribe

July 17 & 18 @ 8:30 pm and
July 19 @ 3:00 pm and 8:30pm
HERE Arts Center, New York
145 6th Ave. (between Spring & Broom in SoHo)

Tickets by SmartTix (212) 869-4444  
or buy online at
$15 ($12 for students and senior)

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by stopping
by HERE's Box office in SoHo.

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about Mango Tribe:
Mango Tribe is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-disciplinary
ensemble comprised of over 20 APIA women from Chicago, New
York City, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. We believe that cross-city
collaborations help to broaden our access to APIA communities
and resources. Our members include established poets,
playwrights, dancers, and painters, as well as university students,
social workers, community organizers and teachers.

about Sisters in the Smoke:
Sisters in the Smoke fuses together elements of poetry, theater,
dance, video, and song into a series of vignettes that are unified
on the issue of violence. Traditional South Indian dance and Asian
folk songs are integrated with such contemporary arts as tap
dance, modern dance, spoken word, and video projection.
Vignettes include survivors’ personal stories of violence and
dramatizations motivated by media headlines. Other vignettes
utilize video and audio to explore the literal interpretations of
violence and the scars they leave behind. Sisters interweaves the
traditional and the modern, the personal and the global, and the
artist and the community.  

Sisters in the Smoke was originally presented as part of the Guild
Complex’s 8th annual Women Writers Series. This project was
partially supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation
Multi-Arts Production Fund.

for more information: http://www.mangotribe.com
or email anida@mangotribe.com

What people have said about the show:

"Sisters in the Smoke moved me on a deep and emotional level
as a survivor, activist, poet and woman. Mango Tribe finds a new
and refreshing way to express a spectrum of provocative stories
and proves that there is always something new to say about
sexual and domestic violence. Nobody should miss it!"
--Amanda Klonsky, activist/writer in Chicago

"Mango Tribe brings a thought provoking assortment of stories to
the stage, stories that are seldom heard but need to be told. Their
voices will reach deep into your heart.  No one should miss this
show.  No one will leave it feeling unchallenged."
---Bao Phi, writer/teacher/performer in Minneapolis