Friday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m.
Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third St., Hudson, N.Y.
Conceived and performed by Shanekia McIntosh
Original Sound Design by Chris Garneau
Visuals by Rebecca Borrer
Expanding on the narrative themes of Moby Dick and the start of modern environmentalism, Call Me Ishmael is a collaborative performance piece utilizing poetry, video and sound. This one-woman performance uncovers a historical through line connecting the brutality of the whaling industry, the black migration experience, and the birth of the Save the Whales movement, giving voice to the stories from the frontline of modern-day environmental conditions – those of exploitation, disenfranchisement and convenience.
After Party DJs: Mostly Girls, a Hudson-based DJ collective born in the Spring of 2019.
This August marks the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth in New York, one of America’s greatest writers and author of Moby Dick, a literary masterpiece penned in nearby Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Hudson Hall honors Melville’s legacy and Hudson’s fascinating history as a whaling town with a season of theater, talks, spoken word, and music.
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