"I can honestly say that this show is saving lives" from Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer at the Apollo Theater
In Leslie Lissaint’s premiere solo show she combines spoken word poetry, contemporary movement and sound as a vehicle for storytelling. This Is How We Heal is an autobiographical telling of one’s process to mend in light of the traumas of fatherlessness, drug addiction, mass incarceration, and the loneliness that silence births. The show demonstrates the power of the body to tell the truth in order to fully embody freedom. Beyond the show, she has led workshops and residencies using transformative justice as a framework to investigate prison industrial complex, police brutality, reproductive health rights as it pertains to black women and the lack of access for people of color battling addiction. This Is How We Heal also can be accompanied with an educational component that consists of movement, writing workshops, and using fitness as a vehicle to positively impact health and wellness.
"Run don't walk to see THIS IS HOW WE HEAl. Leslie has conceived an incredible, tender, candid, full-bodied piece of theatre. I'm rolling in the freedom this piece released."
"I laughed, I cried, and took away many gems while healing parts of my self through witnessing this story. I'm still carrying the lessons with me. There is power in sharing our stories"
"What an absolutely brilliant performance. Raw, vulnerable, necessary.
SEE THIS SHOW"
SEE THIS SHOW"
"I am utterly speechless after seeing (the) show. The vulnerability, journey, and wisdom shared is truly a service to the world."