About the Play
“In Her Words,” a play written and devised by Beth Blatt, was staged as a live event in 2019 by Neighbors for Refugees, with refugees played by community-based actors. Updated with added interactive scenes, the play has been transformed for the virtual format and is performed by professional actors.
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Playwright Beth Blatt’s work has been performed at the Kennedy Center, the United Nations, Lincoln Center, and across the U.S., Asia, and Europe. She has won the Director’s Choice Award (NYMF), National Art Song competition, NAMT grant, Klinsky Award (2econd Stage), GBH Lyricist Award (the O’Neill), Jonathan Larson grant, and Dramatists’ Guild fellowship. She founded Hope Sings, the for-benefit music business whose mission is to harness the power of song/story to support women.
Director Zachary Moore has been a theatre educator and director for the past 20 years. For eight years he has been the theatre teacher in the PACE program at Mamaroneck (NY) High School. Zachary has taught and directed with practitioners from The University of Texas, New York University, Juilliard, Marymount Manhattan, Manhattanville College, The Abbey Theatre in Dublin, The Central School of Speech and Drama, and The Globe Theatre in London.
‘In Her Words’
Art Contest Winner
Amarjit Dass is an independent Project Consultant at Moonlight Hubb Consulting, a business to help organizations create, implement and manage projects and programs. She also serves as the Director of Program Development at Miry's List, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to refugees resettling in the United States. As a Syrian and Indian and an immigrant, Amarjit understands the challenges immigrants and refugees go through in a new country. She dedicates her life advocating for social causes, specifically women's rights, rights of refugees and criminal justice reforms. She strongly believes in creating space for others to amplify their voices and be empowered.