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REFORM|| The American Justice System

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Black Spectrum Theater

177-01 Baisley Boulevard

Queens, NY 11434

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REFORM LIVE, is a timely and compelling new visual and performing arts theater production directed by Kerri Edge. The 60-minute work meshes insightful storytelling that traces the plight of a handful of African American males within the criminal justice system throughout the United States with urban political music, tap dance, poetry and provocative film footage. The stories which span over 20 years to present of incarceration with the penal system, are recaptured in several poignant scenes that fuse emotionally gripping monologues with inspired dance and spirited musical accents.

Each short story is based on real life stories of both presently and formerly incarcerated individuals portrayed by a talented cast of actors including; Baakari Wilder, Omar Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, Abron Glover, . Scenes are crafted to travel through time, making stops at various stages of incarceration that an African American male from New York City endures within “the system,” including; central booking, an interrogation room, courtroom, Rikers Island, and other state and federal correctional facilities.


Directed by Kerri Edge & Baakari Wilder

Omar Edwards, Abron Glover, Jason Samuels Smith, Baakari Wilder

Tai DUCATI, Messiah Ramkissoon, Dougie Baldeo

Jai Lawrence, Bayo Fayemi Trio & Charles Bartlett

Commissioned by the Queens Council on the Arts, the Dance Place || Carla Fund, and the Jamaica Is . . . Arts Alliance

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