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Steppin' Into My Shoes

by the ReEntry Theatre Program & College Initiative Upstate

Produced in collaboration with WRFI Community Radio

Content/Trigger warning: This play contains scenes of drug use and domestic violence, and may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

Episode 2 - "Hot Topics"

Directed by Gabriella da Silva Carr & Julia Taylor

Produced by Julia Taylor

Actors: Leroy Barrett, Brian Briggs, Jo-Louis Hallback, Amy Heffron, Pam Lackner, Latoya Peterson, Cassandra Ponton, and A.C. Sidle

Sound design: Rudy Gerson

Audio engineer & recording studio: Nate Richardson, REP Studio Ithaca

Play Development Program intern: Tilda Wilson

Oral History Program intern: Sherron Brown

The play was developed in collaboration with College Initiative Upstate, including Benay Rubenstein. The piece was created based on oral history interviews conducted by and with people who have experienced incarceration, court involvement, or drug rehabilitation programs. Full oral history interviews are available in audio format at The History Center in Tompkins County.

The theme song was created by Jo-Louis Hallback, A.C. Sidle, and Brennen Feint. The song was performed by Jo-Louis Hallback.

The additional music you heard in this episode is “Can You Get To That” by Funkadelic, “Message from the Streets" by Melvin Gibbs featuring Kokayi, “Birthday Party” by Benjmain Thompson, “Suite pour l’invisible” by Ana Roxanne,  and “Landwerk I” by Nathan Salsburg

This play was produced as part of Civic Ensemble's 2021 Season. The full season digital program can be found here.

For full written text of the episode of this play, click here.

The art for the poster was created by Yen Ospina.

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