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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.

‘Walk in my Shoes’ is a new Theater of Witness Project with police and community members exploring societal wounds and sharing their stories and visions of the future. The production will shed light on the pain and fear felt by so many of us in this time of turmoil, by creating a touring production and film which brings police and community members together from a multiplicity of perspectives. The performers will speak about the effects that the news about police abuse, injustice; racism; poverty, privilege, inequality and police assassinations have had on their own lives and the lives of their families and loved ones. Police will also explore how injustice, trauma, racism and poverty affects the policing of the communities they serve, as well as their own personal sense of safety.

Walk in my Shoes will premiere November 10th and 11th at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia. It will then tour throughout the greater Philadelphia area to faith –based institutions, prisons, schools, and theaters as an offering for peace and hope. A documentary film of the project will be created so that the piece can live beyond the live performances and be used in workshops and discussion groups.

Project Partners:

Philadelphia Police Inspector, Altovise Love-Craighead

Theater of Witness Artistic Director, Teya Sepinuck

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