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DRAMATIC ESCAPE

Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 pm 

dramatic escape

Documentary Film Follows RTA Production of A Few Good Men Behind the Bars at Sing Sing 

THIRTEEN, New York’s local PBS station, will air the broadcast premiere of  Dramatic Escape, a feature-length documentary, on Tuesday June 13 at 9:30PM, with an additional airing on Thursday June 15 at 3AM. WLIW/CHANNEL 21 will also broadcast the film on Sunday June 25 at 10:30PM, with an additional airing on Friday June 30 at 2:30AM.

 Dramatic Escape transports viewers into the lives of maximum-security prisoners mounting a stage production of A Few Good Men at Sing Sing, The production is part of  Rehabilitation Through the Arts, which teaches theater, dance, writing, visual arts and music in five New York State prisons and dramatically reduces recidivism rates among RTA participants. The film is co-produced by RTA and Goldcrest Films and the play within the film is directed by John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor Lorraine Moller.

 Viewers get an intimate look inside prison as the film traces the men's steps from auditions through curtain call. Along the way, prisoners reveal their personal stories, their everyday struggles, and contemplate whether redemption is possible. Dramatic Escape was the winner of the top award at the 2016 (In)Justice For All Film Festival in Chicago and was featured at the festival’s opening ceremony. 


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PAST EVENTS:

SPRING 2017

THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III

Come meet the courageous folks who, in apost-revolutionary  America full of slavesand  slavery,

launched the first black theatrecompany and experience the violent push back they endured

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

Richard III

FALL 2016

The Department of Communication and Theatre Arts is proud to present "Love and information" by Caryl Churchill, directed by Prof. Roxane Revon and performed by John Jay students. The show is presented at The Black Box Theatre, on November 16th to 18th at 7pm and 21st during community hour.

 Through a series of tantalizing vignettes, chameleonic actors will embody more than 100 characters – a child who cannot feel pain, a man in love with a computer voice, a woman with a secret. Like a single beam of light refracted, each scene exposes a different facet of human nature.

 Churchill’s Love and Information is an exhilarating experience, creating a theatrical kaleidoscope that questions how connected we truly are in this ever-connected age.

Roxane Revon, Director of the Play

Love and Information

SPRING 2016

The play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 centers around the community response to the beating of Rodney King, as captured on a videotape that went viral following the acquittal of four LAPD officers.  The beating may have only been a catalyst to the riots that followed.  Other tensions in the community had simmered to the surface, such as racism, classism, greed and hostility to the upwardly mobile immigrant class of Koreans, inciting a riot that resulted in retributive violence in one of the worst race riots in United States history.

On March 3, 1991, Rodney King became the face of police brutality in America.  The problem of police brutality against people of color, predominately African Americans, persists today as evidenced by the much publicized cases of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Timothy Thomas, Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo, to name just a few.

Lorraine Moller, Director of the Play

Twilight

 

FALL 2016

Saint Luke

 

SPRING 2015

Seeing Rape

CUNY Salon

A Just Assassins

CLASP 2015 Conference & Radio Broadcast

In the Black Box Theatre -- April 21 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Conference Organizer:

Professor Alan Winson

CLASP VP

Broadcast

 

Black History

 

FALL 2014

Wesandon

Jitney

Theatre in war zones

SPRING 2014

Ruined

Performance and Justice 2014

Streaming live over internet radio 

every Tuesday at 1:30pm during the regular semester 

http://ds106rad.io/listen/

broadcasting over WJJCRH

Matthew Bishop - JJAY Student -

 broadcasting over WJJCRH in our studios in the CTA Department

 

broadcasting over WJJCRH_2

Winning students of the 2014 Informative and Persuasive Speech Contest

Speech Contest

Speech Contest 2014

Fall 2013

Villa reading

Breath, Boom

Yue Madeleine

Immigration and Deportation

Spring 2013

ANTIGONE

Directed by Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson

Antigone

Two new plays by Theater Arts

Prof. Karen Malpede 

profiled in New York Times

Extreme Whether

Theater for the New City

155 First Avenue

Readings April 8 at 7 p.m. (with James Hansen) and April 13 at 8 p.m. $5

Read what the New York Times has to say

Running in a full production is

"Another Life"

(which began at John Jay as part of the 9/11 Performance Project)

now at Time Out New York Best Bet

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/another-life

 


 

Simposium 2013

Performance and Justice: Representing Dangerous Truths Symposium at John Jay College

Melissa Wong

Performance and Justice Simposium

Performance and Justice Simposium I

Performance and Justice Simposium2

February 2013

BLOODY BESS 

Directed by Kathryn Wylie-Marques

Bloody Bess

A One Act Play

from the early Harlem Renaissance

The Purple Flower by Maritta Bonner

Directed by Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson

September 2012

The Purple Flower

First Annual Multimedia Arts Festival, May 2011

Annual Multimedia Arts Festival

Annual Multimedia Arts Festival I

Student video makers at the CTA Multimedia Arts

 

Annual Multimedia Arts Festival II

 

Second Annual Multimedia Arts Festival, May 2012

Annual Multimedia Arts Festival III

Annual Multimedia Arts Festival IV

STUDENT JOURNAL OF FILM, MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Midnight Madness 2012, 

after the reading "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment

The Domestic Crusaders

Eiffel Tower

 

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