Co-presented with the PROTOTYPE Festival and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)
An Examination of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline, around the creative response of artists as they witness, experience and analyze the collective trauma of being Black in America. The discussion will feature members of the creative team of Stinney: An American Execution Frances Pollock (composer), Imani Mosley (dramaturg) and Wendel Patrick (project advisor for Stinney) in conversation with Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence PolicyLink and Board member of Harlem Stage.
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An American Execution
(Work-In- Progress Opera)
An involuntary symbol of sickening injustice, George Junius Stinney Jr. was executed at the age of 14. Having been wrongly accused and convicted of the rape and murder of two white girls in Alcolu, SC, in 1944, George became the youngest person legally executed in 20th-century America. Stinney tells the story of George, his family, his community, and the jury of ten white men that sent an innocent black boy to the electric chair. A new opera with roots in both gospel and electronic techniques, Stinney: An American Execution spotlights the anger and agony of the entire populous of Alcolu, connecting the dots to our own socio-political climate in 2019 and the pervasive “fear of the other.”
January 12 at 5PM and January 13 at 3PM
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