Judith Sloan’s “Yo Miss!”, a one-woman multi-character performance with music, will take up residence at The Playhouse, 107 Church St., in August for three weeks of performances. The show – described as where human rights, meets hip-hop meets the power of women and girls — will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 8 to 8; Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15; and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 20 to 22.

Fusing the arts of theater, poetry and music, “Yo Miss!” is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-telling show about immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth grappling with the cataclysmic events that shaped them. Using midi-controllers and an original musical score to accompany her compelling performance, Sloan remixes her own traumatic experiences with those of her students and transforms into a multitude of characters age 14 to 80.

Actress and radio/audio producer Sloan, known for her one-woman performances and her collaboration with Warren Lehrer on the multimedia project “Crossing the BLVD,” spent 15 years teaching in schools and jails where she encountered and reported on immigration stories, cultural clashes and generation gaps. “Yo Miss!” is part of a trilogy, the first in a series of plays that come out of Sloan’s award-winning work combining human rights work, theater, radio and poetry.

A project of EarSay, “Yo Miss!” comes at a time when issues of immigration, race, identity and education are at the forefront of our society. The play encourages audiences to think critically about the misrepresentation and miscommunication that happens between people and communities… and it leaves viewers asking how can they integrate principles of tolerance, compassion and understanding into their lives.

Tickets are $20, available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The Belfast shows benefit a different nonprofit each week — WERU opening week; the Restorative Justice Project Aug. 14 and 15; and EarSay Youth Voices the third week. Sloan also will perform “Yo Miss!” Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Portland’s Space Gallery; and Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Blue Hill Town Hall.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.