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The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project Presents "BY OUR HANDS"

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 to Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

  • Baldwin Burroughs Theatre, Spelman Fine Arts Building
  • 350 Spelman Lane SW
  • Atlanta, GA 30314

Two More Chances to See the Show!

Saturday, Feb. 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16 | 2:30 p.m.


By Our Hands is an archives-to-performance collaboration between Spelman College, the University of Georgia, librarians and archivists, students and faculty, professional artists and designers, incarcerated students enrolled in college courses in Georgia-area prisons, and community partners.

Through a compelling collage of scenes collectively devised by the collaborators, we take the audience on a non-linear journey to explore the impact of incarceration and forced labor through dance, theater, spoken word, music, and visual media.

Accompanying this performance is an archival exhibit on incarcerated labor, including historical materials that informed By Our Hand's creative devising process. Selected pieces were generously donated by UGA's Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the AUC Woodruff Library Archives.

**Production Content Advisory**
This production contains high levels of sensorial stimulation including the use of fog/haze, lighting effects, and scenes depicting physical violence. As this production uses verbatim text and imagery from archival material about Georgia’s carceral history, please be aware that this performance contains strong language, some profanity, imagery, and scenes which may be offensive to some audiences. It may not be suitable for all audiences.

Spelman Presents the Georgia Incarceration Project's "By Our Hands"

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