DEKALB AND DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS TO CO-HOST "JUSTUS" PERFORMANCE FEATURING STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINES OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Autobiographical Monologues to be Co-Read By Atlanta-Area Leaders
Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston and Douglas County District Attorney Dalia Racine are partnering with Colorado-based Motus Theater to co-host JustUs, a special performance of personal stories from people who have experienced the impact of incarceration.
During this moving performance, Retired Atlanta Police Homicide Detective David Quinn and Renowned Broadcast Journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson, Peachtree TV (WPCH-TV), will join DA Sherry Boston and DA Dalia Racine in co-reading poignant autobiographical accounts from the frontlines of the criminal justice system. Monologues will be woven with inspiring musical responses by nationally acclaimed singers, The ReMINDers.
The community is invited to attend the JustUs event on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, GA 30034. A reception will take place at 5:30 p.m., with the program to follow at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Reserve your ticket at https://bit.ly/42MFNCl.
In collaboration with Fair & Just Prosecution, Motus Theater is touring JustUs monologues with district attorneys across the country to inspire thoughtful dialogue on the impact the criminal justice system has on communities.
The reception is sponsored by Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys.
About Motus Theater’s JustUs Project
To develop the JustUs project, Motus worked over 17 weeks with a group of 7 formerly incarcerated leaders to create autobiographical monologues about the impact of the criminal justice system on their lives to encourage conversation about the criminal legal system. The JustUs monologues premiered as a keynote at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference in front of 1,600 stakeholders in 2019. Since then, the JustUs monologues have been featured in several national and global conferences and have been read and embraced by religious, social justice, civic and law enforcement leaders.
About Motus Theater
Motus Theater is a theater company and non-profit founded in 2011 whose mission is to create original theater to facilitate dialogue on the critical issues of our time. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Motus Theater tells moving stories that move us forward, using the power of art to build alliances across diverse segments of our community. Over the last decade, Motus has created and presented acclaimed multimedia and autobiographical monologue projects including Rocks Karma Arrows, UndocuAmerica, and JustUs, as well as the Shoebox Stories podcast. In 2022, Motus received the award of Best Theater Programming 2022 by Westword. www.motustheater.org