EXILED TONGUES is a NYC based performance collective that provides financial, artistic and collaborative support to artists of the global majority who center diasporic consciousness. We realize mainstream American theater suffers from a severe lack of representation and deserves a serious discussion on colonization and the legacy of post-colonialism especially within the American context. We aim to disrupt traditional notions of white supremacist theater by providing a way for emerging artists of color to develop their work. Our productions showcase the complex stories of marginalized communities often through documentary theater and devised theater. We acknowledge that our identity are intersectional and use them as a form of theatrical empowerment.
Our inaugural 2020/2021 season featured our first production, "CUT WOMAN", which was presented at the Prelude NYC 2020 Festival. Our second production, "CON DOUGH: Stories of 1 in 5 Gentrified" was commissioned by the Center at West Park in February 2021, and premiered at The Tank in May 2021. "CON DOUGH" is a fiscally sponsored project by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
EXILED TONGUES' 2021/2022 season features "Diasporic Dreams From a Boy Who Wished He Could" (Rogue Theater Festival), "First Sight: A Queer Indonesian Love Story" (The Tank, Rogue Theater Festival), "(Re)imagining Greenpoint's Green Waters" (Newtown Creek), "Our Bang For Their Buck: No Pipeline for LNG" (North Brooklyn), "Querencia (Jamaica Performing Arts Center), "Mixed Asian Media Fest", "After the Cut" (Queens Theatre), and "Ghana, Guinea, or Guatemala? A Historiography on Guyana by Jim Jones (Fifth Avenue Theater)