FINAL performances this week of America Is Hard To See, a new Off-Broadway play that takes on a very thorny topic – sexual wrongdoing – and it’s a mind-opener! Here’s hoping the play gets another bigger run in NYC, and goes on the road. Closing night is Feb. 24th. There’s more about the play (it’s based on a real life community-in-exile) and how it was made in the reviews and video linked below. -Bill Dobbs, The Dobbs Wire firstname.lastname@example.org
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TheaterMania review by Zachary Stewart: A Colony of Sex Offenders Takes the Stage in America Is Hard to See
Gay City News review by Andy Humm: Off-Putting Topic, Terrific Show
New York Times review by Laura Collins-Hughes: An ‘Our Town’ With Sex Offenders, in ‘America Is Hard to See’
How the play was created
WLTV TV News: Florida sex offender story moves to New York stage (Video)
Our vision for a just future
1. Abolish pre-crime preventative detention laws
2. Free our friends and loved ones from dehumanizing labels
3. Realign our justice system with the values of restoration and reintegration
Just Future Project is a new initiative focused on challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws. We are a people-driven grassroots advocacy campaign dedicated to building a movement of community members demanding an end to indefinite detention regimes.
Why Is This Important?
Pre-crime preventative detention systems are a dangerous departure from the traditional values of our legal system.
We believe in justice, that persons who have caused harm may be held accountable for their actions. But justice also demands proportionality and due process, elements essential to distinguish justice from mere vengeance. The goal of any true system of justice must be restoration and re-integration, not the perpetual containment and incapacitation that have come to define the U.S. criminal legal system.