About the project
Say You're Sorry is a series of participatory theater installations on the topics of forgiveness and redemption. From September 2019 through August 2020, Call Your Mom collective will develop aspects of Say You're Sorry in locations across the US and abroad. Part of what makes this project exciting is how the places the show travels inform the nature of the work. Say You’re Sorry is structured as part performance, part facilitated discussion, and part installation. Project development locations include Triskelion Arts and The Tank in New York, NY (October 2019), Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, NC (November 2019), Centro NAVE residency in Santiago, Chile (January 2020), Perfect Storm residency in Cotacachi, Ecuador (February-March 2020), BRUNAKRA residency program in Simrishamn, Sweden (April-May 2020) and The Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha, NE (May-July 2020). With your help, we can tour and share the culmination of this year-long exploration to 5-6 cities, collaborating with local artists and organizers to talk about forgiveness.
Our tour is currently scheduled to include the following locations and collaborators:
Why is this important?
Forgiveness intimidates people. Issues of forgiveness and reconciliation plague communities and individuals. The pervasiveness of these challenges begs the question: Why there are not more inter-community spaces to share tools and experiences related to forgiveness? In our era of cancel culture and punitive social systems, a tide is rising. People are searching for transformative, compassionate, and creative solutions. If we talk about forgiveness more, can we gather and exchange skillsets with each other? If we make space to reflect on grudges, can we dissolve them? By creating Say You're Sorry, Call Your Mom aims to be part of developing a sense of care and deep curiosity around effective forgiveness. Say You’re Sorry is important because it allows us to open up conversations about what it takes to apologize and to forgive.
About Call Your Mom
Call Your Mom is a multimedia performance group and making family. Founded in 2014, Mia Massimino (she/her), Emma Bergman (they/them), Sophie Goldberg (she/her), and E Cadoux (they/them) work in a horizontal structure to make evocative, empathetic, and multimodal art. Our works include THIS CLOSE (2016), an interactive show about mistranslation, Household (2017), a large-scale installation about domesticity and emotional ghosts, and Too Day (2018), a fictional holiday celebrating rituals between strangers. Say You’re Sorry is our biggest project yet - a set of collaborative forgiveness experiments spanning 4 countries and 8 states. In each place, we work with artists, faith groups, and social justice movements to formulate questions and solutions on making amends.
What will your contribution support?
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