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Performing the Peace, film screening and performance

Chesney Snow, Lewis Center and ProCES

Fri, 3/22Sat, 3/23 · Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex

Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater & Music Theater; Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES)

Dates/Times: Screening March 22 at 5 p.m. and performance March 23 at 2 p.m.
Location: Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus

Description: Lecturer in Theater & Music Theater Chesney Snow in partnership with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) presents two events that highlight the power of theater to bring together police officers and members of communities that have historically been impacted negatively by policing practices in the United States. On March 22 he will screen the film by acclaimed Emmy-nominated filmmaker Melissa Anderson Sweazy, Performing the Peace, which documents the collaboration among Memphis-based theater company Playback Memphis, the Memphis Police Department, and Lifeline to Success, a non-profit that helps people reestablish their lives after release from incarceration. A Q&A will follow the screening with the filmmaker and representatives of the police department, theater company, and others. On March 23 Playback Memphis will present an example of their live performance work, which trains and employs professional artists and facilitators in a listening and story sharing practice with people in a variety of settings to co-create and catalyze community well-being, social healing, and flourishing culture.

Admission: Free and open to the public; no tickets required
Accessibility: Drapkin Studio is an accessible venue. The film will be closed captioned. Guests in need of other access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at least one week in advance at LewisCenter@princeton.edu

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