“The Peculiar Patriot” – A reading and Meet & Greet with Liza Jessie Peterson and MAPP International

Sun, 11 January 2015 // 03:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Renown poet, spoken word artist and advocate, Liza Jessie Peterson presents an excerpted reading of her upcoming one-woman show, The Peculiar Patriot—a humorous and provocative play that confronts our country’s profit-driven mass incarceration industry as she portrays people who cope and stay connected in spite of brick walls and iron gates. The work has its genesis in prisons, where Peterson served as a teaching artist, while also writing and sharing Patriot monologues in 35 jails and penitentiaries across the country. Answering the call to “tell our stories” Peterson conveys family milestones and neighborhood gossip as she delivers a punchy and shrewd indictment of the criminal justice system. Following the reading, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the play. For more information on Liza, The Peculiar Patriot and MAPP International: www.mappinternational.org

$10/online $15/door http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1104812