Talk and Performance
Emery Community Arts Center Performance Space
sea/sky, blood, earth, you art exhibition opening reception will be followed by a presentation from Jan Collins (Assistant Director of the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition) and a performance of an excerpt from the full-length play, For the Next Guy.
For The Next Guy
Norman Kehling survived 30 years of incarceration, seven of which were spent in isolation. This original play is an uncensored account of those years and the chaotic childhood that preceded them. David Troup (Everyman Repertory Theatre) plays Norman and a cast of characters, giving voice to the varied dimensions of moral injury that lead to incarceration and to the complex layers of repair that accompany freedom. A period of community conversation with Norman will follow the performance of tonight’s excerpt.
This event is part of Freedom & Captivity: A Humanities Initiative for an Abolitionist Future – Fall 2021