Theater: The Adventures of Don Quixote
Sunday, May 31 2015
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
"The Adventures of Don Quixote" is a performance project created by a group of artists (Melanie Crean, Sable Elyse Smith, Shaun Leonardo) and individuals affected by the justice system, concerning the process of cyclical incarceration.
Based on the Cervantes character, their goal is to create a film and performance series that explore how factors leading to initial detention can further lead to increasing cycles of violence and repeated incarceration.
The project engages a range of participants, including teens working with The Point, the project’s supporting nonprofit in the Bronx, formerly incarcerated young adults, as well as a range of people who have escaped the cycle and are now working as creative activists.
On May 31st, you will have the opportunity to experience their creative process during an open film session when directors and participants will develop, film, and interpret both scripted and unscripted actions onsite at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Members of the community will be called to offer input as to how the building introduces meaning to the project, share their own experiences of the space, or even participate as a performer.
When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out