The Justice Playbook, produced by Rhythm Visions Production Company, is a 60-minute choreopoem production exploring the relationship between police and communities of color.
Under the direction of Howard University professors Eric Ruffin (director) and Bert Cross (musical director) the cast of Justice Playbook performs epic literary dialogue in their own words. The six African-American artists encompassing adults, youth, and one police officer: Aurora Lloyd, Avery Collins, Kareema Wambuii, Kenneth Casey, Inestin Petit-Homme, and Calvin Smith bring their human experiences to the stage.
Using the medium of theatre to dissect and examine resolutions to relationships at an individual level, award-winning playwright Renita Martin mentored the cast as they worked through answering the question "What can I do differently, when faced with those critical encounters?"
A 20-minute panel discussion will immediately follow the production.
The Justice Playbook is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Julie Rioux, and Stephen Revilak.