SERVING LIFE: REVISIONING JUSTICE
SERVING LIFE is a community call and response between public audiences and the most hidden members of our society. 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. 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 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?
Serving life explores race, class, compassion, and justice with men on death row and those sentenced as children to life without parole.
REVIEWS and ARTICLES:
“We found the play and the talkback to be quite engaging, and we heartily recommend both. Count: Stories from America’s Death Rows is co-produced by Hidden Voices, a collective founded by playwright Lynden Harris, which describes itself as “a radically inclusive, participatory, and co-creative collective committed to creating just, compassionate, and sustainable relationships.” by PAMELA VESPER AND KURT BENRUD • AUGUST 24, 2017
WHERE WE’VE BEEN
The Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University
Pleiades Arts, Inc. was awarded a grant in support of this exhibit by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
STANDING ON LOVE: Duke Chapel
COUNT, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, NC