EXILED TONGUES is now in our third season of producing projects by artists of the global majority.
See below for our past productions. Some highlights include "CON DOUGH: Stories of 1 in 5 Gentrified, featured at the Center at West Park & "Querencia", a play by our first Artist-in-Resident, Francis Madi.
THE 2021/2022 season is EXILED TONGUES' second season! Our first production of the season "Diasporic Dreams From a Boy Who Wished He Could" written and directed by Ray Jordan Achan premiered at Rogue Theater Festival in July 2021. "First Sight: A Queer Indonesian Love Story" written and directed by Dena Igusti premiered at Rogue Theater Festival in July 2021, and premiered at the Tank's Lime Fest in August 2021. "Ghana, Guinea or Guatemala? A Historiography on Guyana by Jim Jones, a one-man show written, directed, and performed by Ray Jordan Achan premiered at the Fifth Avenue Theater in October 2021. EXILED TONGUES is currently a part of "Now In Process" at the New Ohio Theatre and is currently producing, "Kept in the Dark", an original show written by Dena Igusti.
We are developing two site specific documentary theater pieces, "(Re)Imagining Greenpoint's Green Waters", a piece about the history of environmental violence at Newtown Creek; and "Our Bang For Their Buck: No Pipeline For LNG", a piece documenting the experiences of activists and community members negatively affected by the proposed installation and extension of the North Brooklyn Pipeline, proposed by National Grid. "(Re)Imagining Greenpoint's Green Waters" was featured in "Tending The Edge", and "Our Bang For Their Buck" is the recipient of the 2022 NYSCA Individual Artist Grant.
We co-sponsored, "Querencia", an original play by Artist-in-Resident, Francis Madi about a Venezuelan immigrant family dealing with the trials and tribulations of living in America while still connected to their land of origin. EXILED TONGUES has also co-sponsored the first annual, "Mixed Asian Media Fest", a five day festival filled with programming highlighting the diversity of talent amongst Asian creatives.
WRITTEN/PRODUCED BY: DENA IGUSTI
DIRECTED BY: RAY JORDAN ACHAN
CW: Descriptions of Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation comprises all procedures involving the full or partial removal of the clitoris or other injury to assigned female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
CUT WOMAN is a choreopoem based on Dena Igusti’s poetry about an Indonesian Muslim survivor of female genital mutilation navigating the loss of her people, body, and inevitable demise. She uses her body’s ghost, the internet, and webcams to realize what stays in a world shaped by what is and will be lost.
EXILED TONGUES ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY MICROGRANTS
EXILED TONGUES' INAUGURAL ARITST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE $200 UNRESTRICTED MICROGRANTS TO ARTISTS OF COLOR WHO ARTICULATE A NEW, INCLUSIVE FUTURE FOR AMERICAN THEATER. THIS RESIDENCY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ARTISTS WHO IDENTIFY AS BIPOC, OR BLACK AND ARE BASED IN NYC.
THE 2020/2021 SEASON is EXILED TONGUES' inaugural season! Our first production, CUT WOMAN written by Dena Igusti and directed by Ray Jordan Achan premiered at the Prelude NYC 2020 Festival. Our next production, "CON DOUGH: Stories of 1 in 5 Gentrified", written by Dena Igusti and Ray Jordan Achan premiered at the Center at West Park in February 2021 and will premiere at the Tank in May 2021. Our upcoming production,"Diasporic Dreams From a Boy Who Wished He Could" will premiere at Rogue Theater Festival in July 2021. We are also developing "La Violecion of My PapiYon, written by Arline Pierre-Louis. EXILED TONGUES has also started an Artist-in-Residency program which will provide $200 unrestricted microgrants to emerging artists of color in NYC to articulate a new future for American theater. Find out more about our programs and how to sign up below!