The Visibility Project was presented in 2014 by the Visible Voices Ensemble and Bobby Biedrzycki at the Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with the 96 Acres Project. The Visibility Project is an intergenerational community performance and art-based action taking place outside Cook County Jail including poetry, theater, and kite flying led by the Visible Voices Ensemble in collaboration with the Goodman Theatre's Department of Education and Community Engagement.
CLAIM's Visible Voices of CGLA Visible Voices is CLAIM's support and empowerment group. The group, run by and for formerly incarcerated women, is dedicated to building our skills, creating humane policy change and to advocating for incarcerated women. Visible Voices meets at the Grace House transitional home near the United Center on west Adams Street, at CLAIM, or at other locations for special events.
Goodman Ed is the branch of the Goodman Theatre that provides opportunities to explore not only the world of our productions, but also the related ideas and themes that resonate within our lives. Operating through a lens of social justice and civic engagement.
Founded in 2012 and led by artist, Maria Gaspar, 96 Acres Project is a series of community-engaged, site-responsive art projects that involve community stakeholders’ ideas about social and restorative justice issues, and that examine the impact of incarceration at the Cook County Jail on Chicago’s West Side. 96 Acres uses multi-disciplinary practices to explore the social and political implications of incarceration on communities of color. Through creative processes and coalition building, 96 Acres aims to generate alternative narratives reflecting on power and responsibility by presenting insightful and informed collective responses for the transformation of a space that occupies 96 acres, but has a much larger reaching outcome.
For more information: 96acres.org or contact Maria Gaspar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Documentation by Scrappers Film Group.