JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System
Jan 20, 2021
The JustUs: Stories From the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System project was created by Motus Theater as a way to mobilize discussion and inspire action by sharing artfully crafted autobiographical stories that illustrate the consequences of incarceration and the injustices within the criminal justice system (both behind bars and beyond).
As part of a 17- week workshop, eight people who have been formerly incarcerated worked alongside Motus Theater's Artistic Director, Kirsten Wilson, to develop autobiographical monologues. These monologues cover themes as diverse as racial profiling, inequity in the bond/bail system, human rights abuses in prison, the criminalization of substance abusers, and the systemic racism and poverty that pushes young people into illicit economies.
This event will be livestreamed on MCA Denver's YouTube channel.