WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO YOU PRESS RELEASEview show |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2018
Em Hoggett & Umar Malik
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Enfyrian Images Presents What I Want to Say to You at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival
Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2018. To the silenced, the courageous, the broken, the survivors, this is What I Want to Say to You, a world premiere musical presented by Enfyrian Images. At a time when many survivors of sexual assault are being encouraged to speak out, Singer/Songwriter Em Hoggett and Director Umar Malik take you on a tumultuous ride through the mind of a young woman as she struggles to come to terms with the horrific aftermath of her rape. McCadden (1157 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028
Based on the 4-track EP, of the same name, by Em Hoggett; What I Want to Say to You blends intuitive music with the physical and the mystical, as we depict a young woman’s odyssey from her first moment of realization to her final moments of acknowledgment. In a drama full of raw emotion and harrowing ordeals, our character faces her biggest challenge when she is faced with the most horrid side of life and the agony of learning how to come out the other end, bruised and beaten, but resolute.
“There is very little that someone struggling with rape or assault can listen to and find comfort in, knowing that someone else has felt as they do,” says Hoggett. “We as survivors need songs to know that we are not alone in our feelings and that we do not need to be ashamed of our feelings. That is what What I Want to Say to You is about.”
Written by Em Hoggett & Umar Malik
Directed by Em Hoggett & Umar Malik
Starring Em Hoggett & Matt Lozano
Produced by Enfyrian Images
Presented as a production of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival
Friday, June 1st, 7:00 pm – Preview
Friday, June 8th, 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 16th, 3:30 pm
Saturday, June 23rd, 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 24th @ 1:30 pm
McCadden Place Theatre – 1157 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood, CA 90028 (Allow time to find street parking)
$10 – http://hff18.org/5400
ABOUT THE COLLABORATION
Hoggett and Malik are partners who came together through their shared ambition and desire to give voices to those that are voiceless.
“When Em first came to me with this idea about making her EP into a play, I was sold right away,” says Malik. “Her music has a way of pulling at the deepest and most raw parts of our conscious to make us contemplate and understand experiences that otherwise would be foreign to many of us. To be able to bring that experience to an audience through the art of visuals is truly a remarkable endeavor.”
For press comps, photos, and additional information, please contact: Em Hoggett & Umar Malik – (732) 272-2947 – email@example.com
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Get $7.50 tickets for our June 2nd 4PM and June 4th 6PM previews of this world premiere! Tickets for all other performances are $15 but you can get $10 with discount code FLASK.