The Civilians: Courtroom
The Civilians presents Courtroom - an evening of theater, music and poetry created from true stories of the courtroom.
Written and directed by Alix Lambert as part of her ongoing investigation into the world of crime, using Lambert’s book of the same title as source material. The cast of Courtroom perform interviews with lawyers, judges, witnesses, and more, including noted prison activist Albert Woodfox. Grammy Award winner Mike Mattison shares original songs created for the show, and acclaimed poet Martín Espada reads his poem Jumping off the Mystic Tobin Bridge.
Visit any courtroom in the USA – they are open to the public – and you will find yourself surrounded by theater, politics, history, law, performance, illustration, and community.
If you want to understand the community you live in, simply sit in a courtroom and pay attention.