By The Performance Project
Directed by Julie Lichtenburg, creates original works of theater and movement through collaboration with men and women in jail, those recently released from jail and other artists in the community. The work is immediate, funny, and transforming theater.
A Warning for the King is a contemporary myth based on company members belief that when an individual, or a people, is denied his or her voice, chaos will ensue. The title quotes the proverb, “the silence of the people is a warning for the king.” Through spoken word, rap, monologue and movement, the play addresses themes of greed, racism, addiction, and finally, the urgency and redemption of speaking out, and recognizing that our fates are intertwined.