Theatre of the Liberate was formed by the Dignity Act Now Collective to hold space and reverence for impacted black gender-oppressed people in America that seek healing and Justice. Weaponizing their personal stories to create opportunities and the change we want to see in our community. In the creation of making these theatrical moments for change. Each of our playwrights was trainees in the Dignity Act Now Mobilizer boot camp (a reentry program for black and gender-oppressed people who were formerly incarcerated) where for 6 weeks they learned the skills of understanding our trauma and healing, Utilizing Reproductive Justice for Abolition and Artivist Mobilizing. In the Artivist Mobilizing portion of the Boot camp, trainees learned the Art of storytelling where they each wrote a 5- 10 min play or a narrative poem about their experience of being incarcerated. Each and individual story ends with how they were able to overcome the barricade of Mass Incarceration and seek healing and liberation within their own lives.
We are calling on you as Supporters and Allies and those impacted by mass incarceration for 15,000 to help us to continue to craft theses theatrical autobiographies and share their message of healing and black liberation to black and impact communities
Theatre of the Liberated first in-person event is on October 31, 2020 Oktoberfest an Ancestor’s day celebration. Showcasing each of their theatrical pieces in Pittsburgh at the Garfield Gater Field. This is an outside family-friendly event, a socially distant event of collective and interactive healing.
If you would like to sponsor us please contact Melannie Taylor [email redacted]
If you would like to listen to our playwrights theatrical autobiographies tune into the Dignity Act Now Podcast. https://dignityactnow.org/
- Bert Dorazio
- Amy Smith
- LaNeshe Miller
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