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Beyond Punishment: Stories of Healing and Justice

November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm December 3, 2023 @ 8:30 pm

**Please Note the December 3rd Performance Takes Place at Hi-Arts**

Join us for the world premiere of Beyond Punishment: Stories of Justice and Healingan original interview-based theater performance, co-produced by the Justice Beyond Punishment Collaborative (JBPC) and Ping Chong and Company! 11/30 and 12/1 at Weeksville Heritage Center. 12/3 at Hi-Arts.

Written and directed by Kirya Traber in collaboration with the performers, Beyond Punishment follows the lives of four remarkable individuals who grapple with the intersections and impacts of interpersonal and state violence. This production, performed by the storytellers themselves, gives insight into their lives, leadership, and healing journeys. Together, their stories encourage us to imagine justice beyond a punitive system that begets further violence.

All performances are free and open to all, and will be presented at and supported by the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights and Hi-ARTS in East Harlem. Come watch the show, engage in community reflections and a talk-back with the creators, and connect with community organizations and movement partners!

Please be aware that this show will include explicit language and sharing of traumatic stories. Recommended for ages 12+.


Thursday 11/30 at 7pm at Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213)

Friday 12/1 at 7pm at Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213)

Sunday 12/3 at 4pm at Hi-Arts! (215 E 99th St, New York, NY 10029)