Theater 5 at Theater Row
410 W 42nd St [between 9th and 10th Aves]
March 29 at 3pm
Workshop Presentations of Shared Sentences
The 2.3 million humans currently incarcerated in the U.S. each has somebody who loves them, and whose life has been altered because of these circumstances. SHARED SENTENCES explores the stigma and shame, the financial burden, the loneliness and isolation or even the moments of heightened joy and love. These individuals are often serving a “sentence” of their own.
Helmed by Artistic Director, Emily Joy Weiner and directed by Kimmarie Lynch, the piece is a combination of first person storytelling, spoken word, movement and dialogue developed directly from stories by and interviews with a wide range of individuals, each with an incarcerated loved one.
Houses on the Moon Theater Company was founded in 2001 with a mission to dispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices. Through creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions, Houses on the Moon helps communities come together by making meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories. All Houses projects are created through an extensive developmental and research process in collaboration with its community partners, which have included Amnesty International, the AFSC Immigrant Rights Program, Human Rights First and many others. At the core of our developmental process are interviews with real people about their lives, and a creative search for those human stories that yearn for a much wider hearing.
We believe that seeing one’s life reflected on the stage affirms the dignity and humanity of all citizens, enriching the life of our communities by allowing us to better understand ourselves and one another.