Hidden Voices (Lynden Harris, Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Marc Callahan, Dana Reason)

A collaboration between those living on America’s Death Row, their families, and the artists, A Good Boy brings centerstage stories ancient as humanity—of fear and faith, justice and mercy, forgiveness and revenge. This contemporary music theater work invites us to reconsider our most essential values as we re-envision the meaning of justice in our lives, our communities, and our nation.

The accompanying exhibit, Standing On Love, showcases portraits and reflections from more than a dozen families who have dealt with a loved one living on death row. Their words and faces offer us a glimpse into their daily struggles, at the same time they offer us a chance to explore the meaning of mercy and compassion in our own lives. Standing On Love and A Good Boy are part of the project Serving Life:: ReVisioning Justice. Art can transform individuals and cultures. We have the opportunity, in the foreseeable future, to eliminate not only executions but the inhumanity of our vast carceral state by sharing these very human stories with the target audiences these families asked us to reach: those with “a voice and a vote.”