June 2: #JusticeFor (Reading)
|Waltzing Mechanics presents a free reading of#JusticeFor, by David Guiden as part of 2018 Documentary Play Festival. |
Waltzing Mechanics' goal with the festival is to highlight some of the exceptional work being developed across the country in the realm of non-fiction theater. With each performance they will showcase selections from 8 plays that run the gamut in terms of style, subject matter, and source material. Each piece featured is between 10-20 minutes in length.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30pm
Waltzing Mechanics | 1106 W. Thorndale Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
Written by: David Guiden
Directed by: Kanomé Jones
Featuring: Kristen Alesia, Brandon Boler, Brian Bradford, Bernadette Carter, Ian Voltaire Deanes, Emily Demko, John Ham, Raymond Jacquet, Rob Koon, Maeghan Looney, Neil O'Callaghan, Morayo Orija, Julian Ortis, Allison Ristaino, and Toma Lynn Smith
Justice For was born out of the rage felt when Guiden learned of yet another Black life fallen prey to the hands of a police officer. In a whirlwind, he dove into the mountains of news articles, video archives, and social media accounts to stitch together an arresting narrative that exposes a seemingly endless cycle of police violence against African Americans.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, click here.
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