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Tasered: The Philip Oliver Coleman Story

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Beverly Arts Center

2407 West 111th Street

Chicago, IL 60655

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Tasered: The Phillip Oliver Coleman Story

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“16 times he cried for mercy, 16 times he was paralyzed with pain."

Travel through the mind of Philip Oliver Coleman, a brilliant young man whose life was shattered by a mental breakdown, giving audiences a glimpse of how quickly a beautiful mind can deteriorate. Based on a true story, this theatrical stage play will captivate viewers at curtain call, as they witness the final days of Philip Oliver Coleman's life and his personal fight to piece together his fractured psyche. This powerful and provocative performance will ignite the much-needed awareness in our communities about the importance of mental health, as well as serve as a small piece of healing for hundreds of families who have lost loved ones to police brutality. This is the story of Philip Oliver Coleman, another African-American man who needed help but instead was let down by the very system that pledges to protect and serve. "Nowadays, it seems the blue comes before the black and the badge before the bond."

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“Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world”...”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.

WHY: Every year, about 42.5 million American adults suffer from some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. African-Americans often experience more severe forms of mental health conditions due to unmet needs and other barriers. African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Tasered is an extraordinary production that aims to spread mental health awareness among African-American communities. Director Antonio Polk hopes this production will serve as a platform for knowledge for Chicagoans “I want people to understand the harsh realities of police brutality,” said Polk. “How Philip lost his life in the hands of the police from simply being tasered is extremely alarming. It is important to understand that the objective is not to bash the Police but to ignite the conversation toward a solution.

WHEN: June 23-24, 2018

WHERE: Beverly Art Center, 2407 W. 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60655

WHO: The play is produced by Sta’ Phocused Production IL, INC. and is written by James T. Alfred, directed by Antonio Polk, produced by Lathea Smyles, executively produced by Percy and Jacquie Coleman and starring Byron Glenn Willis as Philip Coleman.

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LEARN MORE: www.taseredthestageplay.com


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