"In a city that accepts the routine incarceration and release of young men and boys of color, one young man finds himself locked up for a crime he didn't commit. On making bail, with no one to turn to, he goes back to the only world he has ever known, and spends his first day searching for answers. But, he now sees it through new eyes and questions the nature of the closest friend he's ever known as everyone around is questioning him".
FREEDOM CHANGE was constructed using a series of devised theater techniques with contributions from a large group of local teens, young adults and emerging resident theater artists. This piece is a compilation of their work and strives to represent the complexities of lived injustice while balancing the Center's mission of supporting artistic training and re-imagining our world. Following each performance, there will be a facilitated dialogue with actors, creators and the public around our collective response to the questions posed by the work especially as it relates to our community here in Richmond and the surrounding neighborhoods. This piece includes mature themes.
FREEDOM CHANGE is part of the Iron Voices Project an ongoing public dialogue about race and opportunity with a special focus on young men and boys of color. The project was initiated and is led by the Center and involves Young Artist Diploma students, community partners, local youth, young adults and professional theater, music, film, and dance artists.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Seniors (65+), Students under 18 are free. * No one turned away for lack of funds.
East Bay Center (View)
339 11th Street
Richmond, CA 94801
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|