excerpt from Charlie Brown / Our Town – Act I Part 2: Azisa is Emily, Dennis is George, Multimedia, 2013
I hear bells ringing when I listen to my Jamaican mother and aunts in conversation. When I think of my Canadian sister and I talking, I hear pianos playing an abstract score. And, as a child, I swore I could make out what Charlie Brown’s teacher was saying! Working in collaboration with producer Lister Rossel, I explore the musicality of speaking and accents and the meaning of ‘American’ and ‘English’ in this re-staging and recasting of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.