A man trapped in solitary confinement, sentenced to 450 years, suddenly finds himself in purgatory pleading his case. He discusses his high school experiences that lead him there; the school to prison pipeline, systemic racism, and post traumatic slave syndrome, all while spilling his most personal truths. Come and be a part of the jury and decide whether this story is true or created in his mind.
Who is Rahmell Peebles?
Rahmell Peebles is an award winning actor and teaching artist. In the 11th grade, he was expelled from high school for eight months. He was also labeled as a special education student and what most would consider being a troubled youth. Yet, at the age of 22 he graduated from Morehouse College, with honors in Philosophy. Since then, Rahmell has devoted his time to mastering the art of acting and over all story telling. He has studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford England. In 2015 he won the American Black Film Festival Star Project Award, sponsored by NBC Universal, for Best Male Actor. Most recently he made his television debut with a principal role on Spike Lee's upcoming Netflix project "She's Gotta Have It" The Series. Rahmell has taught theater in numerous programs throughout New York City and Newark, NJ; Eagle Academy Brooklyn and Newark campuses; Children of Promise for children with incarcerated parents; and most notably, The Junior Scholars Program, at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
Now after mastering the craft, and being inspired by the youth, Rahmell is ready to return the favor and uplift others with this powerhouse show.
Date and Time
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Langston Hughes Auditorium
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037