What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world’s highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal.
Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy.
Written by Ben Turk
Directed by Kate Pleuss
Performed by Ben Turk
The Shadow of Lucasville revisits the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, one of the longest in U.S. history, while exploring the fight for human rights and media exposure through inmate uprisings in response to mass incarceration and dehumanization supported by the prison industrial complex. The film will be followed by conversation with death-sentenced survivors of the uprising, who will be calling in from Ohio’s super-max prison.
Ben will spend two nights in each city, presenting one of the projects each night. If you’d like to host one or both of these projects in your town, PLEASE contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first tour to the east coast was quite successful. Current touring plans include: midwest tour Mid Novemebr to Mid December, Southwest Early January, Southeast late January. Distant plans to get to areas like Michigan, Toronto, and upstate New York, as well as the pacific northwest in the spring.
The trailer for Shadow of Lucasville.
Sat Nov 16, 7PM
Know Your Enemy
Sun Nov 17, 3PM
Shadow of Lucasville
at Minnehaha Free Space 3747 Minnehaha Avenue