Dear Friends of White Snake Projects,
Last month, you met the 10 composers of Sing Out Strong: Immigrant Voices. This month, please meet the immigrant writers they’ve been paired with:
From Brazil, mother and daughter, Irene Da Silva and Ivete Souza who were separated for 10 years by our government’s immigration policies before being reunited; and, Heloiza Barbosa, who received her Ph.D. from Boston University. Two of our writers are part of the artistic/creative team of I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams: Helen Zhibing Huang a soprano from China, who sings the part of Singa, and Jorge Sosa the composer of the piece. Several are learning English at the International Learning Center: Joel Louis who emigrated from Haiti, works as a cook at Encore; Daniela Sanchez from Venezuela dreams of being a translator to help other immigrants; Fiorella Valle from El Salvador loves to cook; and Chun Yan Lin from China loves the freedom in America. We also have students from Boston International High School, a local high school for immigrants: Rute Pires, from Cape Verde, who loves reading, soccer and learning about social justice, Jonathon Figuero from Guatemala who likes poetry and heavy metal; and, Melody Maduro from the Dominican Republic who plays on the varsity volleyball team. Rounding out our diverse group of writers is Ewa Chrusciel, a poet, teacher, and translator from Poland.
Read more about our writers and their work on here or by clicking on the image above.
Cerise, Creator + Librettist
Founder, White Snake Projects
An Activist Opera Company