FEAST FORUM SERIES
READ AND PERFORMED COLLECTIVELY AMIDST A GASTRONOMIC FEAST LADEN WITH NARRATIVE AND HISTORIC SYMBOLS.
The Spring of 2019 began a series of workshop and performance feasts leading toward the creation of a play.
See documentation of first workshops in the Zutphen Prison in the Netherlands here: http://www.taak.me/activity/juliacks-menu-transversal-scepters-feast-forum-a-dinner-play/
(in Dutch please view with Chrome browers for Translation if necessary)
Feast Forum – The play
Set in the future, in the year 2419, in the Netherlands, where there has been a peaceful revolution and former detainees of prisons are now leaders of the house of representatives. These leaders are creating legislation about how criminals should be sentenced after being found guilty for their crimes around a table laden with many options.
This play was written with input from a series of workshops about the future of justice : one with ‘everyday’ citizens in Amsterdam, and two with detainees and staff from a Dutch prison in Zutphen in the spring of 2019. Participants anonymously and voluntarily contributed their perspective to this project and were informed about how their input would be communicated to other groups in the justice system, and the public.