Beyond Punishment: Stories of Justice & Healing, a new interview-based theater performance produced in partnership with Justice Beyond Punishment Collaborative

November 30 – December 3, 2023

Join us for the world premiere of Beyond Punishment: Stories of Justice and Healing, an original interview-based theater performance, co-produced by the Justice Beyond Punishment Collaborative (JBPC) and Ping Chong and Company! 11/30 and 12/1 at Weeksville Heritage Center. 12/3 at Hi-Arts.

Written and directed by Kirya Traber in collaboration with the performers, Beyond Punishment follows the lives of four remarkable individuals who grapple with the intersections and impacts of interpersonal and state violence. This production, performed by the storytellers themselves, gives insight into their lives, leadership, and healing journeys. Together, their stories encourage us to imagine justice beyond a punitive system that begets further violence.

All performances are free and open to all, and will be presented at and supported by the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights and Hi-ARTS in East Harlem. Come watch the show, engage in community reflections and a talk-back with the creators, and connect with community organizations and movement partners!

Please be aware that this show will include explicit language and sharing of traumatic stories. Recommended for ages 12+.

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