Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's

National Black Theatre
Institute of Action Arts

THE YARD:

Exhibition For The Peculiar Patriot

Sept. 13 - Dec. 17 , 2017

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THE YARD:

Exhibition For The Peculiar Patriot

 

September 13 - December 17, 2017

REDEFINING CULTURE THROUGH ART 

 

In anticipation of the World Premiere of The Peculiar Patriot, NBT did a dramaturgical lobby exhibition that took one of the play's thematics focuses to create The Yard. This interactive exhibition that explores the impact of the mass incarceration system on Black women and how it impacts the family. 

 

"Mothers in prison serve a “dual sentence,” because they spend their time locked up worried about their children’s well-being.  Perhaps nowhere is the ripple effect of incarceration more apparent or troubling than on the families left behind.14 A staggering 1.3 million children have mothers who are incarcerated in the U.S. Incarcerated mothers often experience clinical depression and related trauma as a result of being removed from their children.15 Similarly, children typically suffer emotional and psychological harm because of such separations."

by Kamala Harris