Walk in my Shoes – Police and Community Project

Police and Community Members Share Their Stories and Vision for the Future.

The tremendous wounds of our society are in full reveal.
What are the Stories that need to be heard?

In this time of fear, turmoil and anger, Theater of Witness brings people together across divides of difference to bear witness to the beauty of meaningful engagement, cultivate empathy and truly listen to the stories of people we’ve never heard before. This is the time for a new story. One that taps into the spirit of love and connection between us all.

Photo by Ray Holman

Photo by Ray Holman

‘Walk in my Shoes’  -new Theater of Witness Project performed by 4 Philadelphia police and 3 community members explores societal wounds and shares the performers’ stories and visions of the future. The production premiered in November 2017 to extraordinary audience responses:

Extraordinarily moving. Courageous performers. I was blown away.

Speechless, Profound. Real. Deep. Connected right into the core of the wound and into the Breath of Life. Their wounds Breath and love is …. Thank you!

This was the most powerful performance I have ever seen. It is gut-wrenching.  I so admire all these men and women who have the courage to share, to stand up and let the world know what they feel and what their journey has been like, what makes them who they are.  As difficult as it is to watch and hear it actually provides a ray of hope.  If we can hear and understand one another maybe, just maybe we will learn to respect and love one another.   

We are now raising funds to edit the video of the production and planning more performances for fall of 2018. FOr more information, contact Teya at teya@theaterofwitness.org

Project Partners:

Philadelphia Police Inspector, Altovise Love-Craighead

Theater of Witness Artistic Director, Teya Sepinuck

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