Opening Reception: sea/sky, blood, earth, you
Join us for the opening reception of sea/sky, blood, earth, you at the Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington, ME; with a 20-minute presentation by Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition Assistant Director, Jan Collins, to follow at 7:00 pm. Then immediately following, without intermission, there will be a 15-minute workshop performance of Larraine Brown’s play, For the Next Guy, based on the life of Norman Kehling, who survived 30 years of incarceration, seven of which were spent in isolation. The night will close with a community Q&A and conversation with Collins, Kehling, Brown, and actor David Troup.
About For The Next Guy: Norman Kehling survived 30 years of incarceration, seven of which were spent in isolation. This original play is an uncensored account of those years and the chaotic childhood that preceded them. David Troup (Everyman Repertory Theatre) plays Norman and a cast of characters, giving voice to the varied dimensions of moral injury that lead to incarceration and to the complex layers of repair that accompany freedom.