Serving life explores race, class, compassion, and justice with men on death row and those sentenced as children to life without parole.
SERVING LIFE is a community call and response between public audiences and the most hidden members of our society. Since 2013, Hidden Voices has been collaborating with men on death rows across the country to envision a multi-arts project able to generate the civic will to revision justice. By challenging our assumptions about guilt and innocence and by providing a vehicle for the public to connect with the actual lives hidden within an often impenetrable system, we reinvigorate some fundamental questions. Who is innocent? Who is harmed? How do we heal centuries of oppression? What needs to change for our criminal justice system to reflect a community dedicated to equity and inclusion?
Stories from America’s Death Row. A full-length play written by Lynden Harris and directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams, premiered by PlayMakers Repertory Company. Supported by a MAP Fund award.
Photo: World premiere PlayMakers Repertory Company
A traveling, interactive installation that includes Life Maps by incarcerated men, large scale artist renderings of elements from those maps, and Virtual Reality pieces. Exhibit debut August 2017 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A cycle of 30 monologues, co-created with men on death rows, to be shared as community readings at installation openings, conferences, and events. Supported by the Paul Green Foundation and the Fund for Southern Communities.
CALL & RESPONSE
SERVING LIFE: ReVisioning Justice.
Since 2013, Hidden Voices has collaborated with men on death rows across the country to envision a multi-arts project able to generate the civic will to revision justice. Check out these NEW PROJECT PIECES!
SERVING LIFE at The Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University
On display November 1 - December 10, 2018
December 1st - Please join us Saturday morning at the Ruby for a reception and tour of the exhibit, hosted by the Human Kindness Foundation.
STANDING ON LOVE, Duke Chapel
On display October 30 - December 2, 2018