Here at North Star Fund we recognize that art and arts spaces can hold a special role in shining a light on current-day issues. A unique show is making its off-Broadway premier in New York City. AGNUS, written by Ise Lyfe and Matt Werner, is a play that addresses the criminal justice system, technology and the future of mass incarceration.
And the play goes even deeper than staging a drama relevant to today’s headlines. The producers of AGNUS have invited community organizations to occupy the theater on dark nights—in any way they wish—to advance their work. This is one way accountability to the community can look like.
Take a look at the line-up of events that will take place at the Lion Theater in Theater Row. We are very excited that most of the community organizations listed are North Star Fund grantees, and we hope you’ll join for any of the community events that interest you.
Monday, January 29 Black Trans Media
“Space is the Place” Production Workshop **This event is for black trans folks
Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31
Incarcerated Nation with Releasing Aging People in Prison Campaign
RAPP Film screening of “Cruel and Unusual: 100 Years in Solitary” + Conversation with the Black Panthers
Sunday, February 4, 3 PM Matinee show
Youth Takeover + Talk Back after the show
Sunday, February 4
Black Lives Matter Week of Action
Arts Showcase and Open Mic
Monday, February 5
Black Trans Media
5th Annual Black Trans Love is Wealth Celebration
Tuesday, February 6
Theatre of the Oppressed
NYC Workshop production of “GET OUT: HOMELESS EDITION”
Wednesday, February 7 (daytime)
Film screening of “Pops,” a documentary about black fatherhood post-incarceration
Wednesday, February 7 (evening)
Film screening of “Custody” by James Lapin + Conversation
Thursday, February 8 (daytime)
Film screening of “Rikers, An American Jail”
Saturday, February 10
Mass Story Lab
Launch Event for the Rikers Island Public Memory Project
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