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Motus Theater: Formerly Incarcerated Monologists in First of Two Companion Performances | Press Release


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“I wanted you to know that the people of color who walk in this community… walk around in another America – facing other trauma that you will never have to experience.” – Maurice Cox at a Black Lives Matter protest in Boulder, CO

Motus Theater is bringing JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System to the virtual stage in two companion performances. On November 19 the monologists will tell their own stories and on December 3, 2020 law enforcement leaders will read aloud these same monologues. Together, these companion performances feature the autobiographical monologues of formerly incarcerated leaders about the racism and injustice of the criminal justice system with the goal of mobilizing discussion and inspiring action toward true justice.


The first performance is Thursday, 11/19 at 7pm MST/ 9pm EST and features Motus Theater JustUs monologists Dereck Bell and Juaquin Mobley reading their own autobiographical monologues; and Maurice Cox, the teaching pastor from Ascent Community Church, standing in the shoes of JustUs monologist Daniel Guillory by reading aloud his story and reflecting on the brutality of prison and punishment. The reading will be followed by personal reflections from the monologists and readers, and a conversation and Q&A with Jessica Howard, the Racial Justice Campaign Coordinator for the ACLU of Colorado. Vocalist Jann Oldham will be offering musical reflections following each monologue.


*And DON’T MISS the second companion performance on 12/3 at 6pm MST/8pm EST featuring law enforcement leaders including Boulder County DA, Michael Dougherty; Lafayette Police Chief, Rick Bashor; and Captain Corey Pass of Estes Park Police Department reading aloud the stories of Motus Theater JustUs Monologists. Register for that performance, here

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