Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Performance and Social Justice at The Hattiloo Theatre

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 1:42 PM

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Live performance and social justice: two great tastes that taste great together. 

Should you find yourself in New York this August, you might want to check out a performance of Uniform Justice, a play  by Chukwuma Obasi, a performance-based artist working with New York's TE’A (Theater, Engagement& Action). Uniform Justice was created in Memphis in partnership with the Hattiloo Theatre, and Memphis Gun Down. It was produced locally at Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2014, and was recently added to the schedule for the 2015, New York Fringe Festival

Uniform Justice  looks into the issue if retaliatory violence and, according to press materials, "is meant to trigger reflection and conversation."

Here's a short video that digs a little deeper into the story. 

In related news, on July 28, at 7 p.m. the Hattiloo Theatre is hosting an event that aims to discover what it means to, "live, learn, work, worship, and grow up in a truly Just City?"

Performers scheduled to appear include Tom Leonardo, Doug Easley, Victor Sawyer, Darius "Phatmak" Clayton, Kyle Statham, and more. 

Admission is free but tickets are required. Make your reservation here.

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