About the Production
Say My Name, Say My Name: Stories of LGBTQ Youth from New Orleans features the true stories and life experiences of 5 Black transgender young women from New Orleans. It explores the dynamics of growing up transgender against the backdrop of New Orleans, the incarceration capital of the world, and the fierce power of self-identification. Say My Name is based on interviews, writings and conversations with the cast and additional members of BreakOUT!, a youth-led community organization dedicated to fighting the criminalization of LGBTQ youth of color in New Orleans.
Production Team And Cast
Sara Zatz and Mieke D
Sara Zatz and Mieke D in collaboration with the cast
Project Coordinators/Performance Alternates
Nate Faulk and Derwin Wilright, Jr.
Production Assistant (invited reading)
Adore, Ciara, Lhundyn, Milan, Se’Miyah
ArtEgg Studios, New Orleans (November 2013)
Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, Jackson, MS (November 2013) as part of Neighborhood Funders Group Convening
New York Live Arts, New York, NY (March 2014)
Funding Forward, the conference of Funders for LGBTQ Issues in Philadelphia, PA (March 2014);
Ashe' Powerhouse Theater, New Orleans, LA (May 2015)
The Arcus Foundation