UNF students brought William Shakespeare's Othello to life in three places--University Green, Church of the Good Shepherd, and Russell Park at Atlantic Beach. Story coming soon via the newsletter. Click here for Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV to view the majority of the final performance on April 2013.
The University of North Florida's Department of English once again outdid itself with the production of Voices: Word for Word, Juvenile Justice, a reader's theater piece written by students from Dr. Pam Monteleone's Playwright's Project class of Fall 2013. Two performances on December 10th and 11th were both well attended.
Students interviewed people in Duval County--lawyers, legislators, UNF faculty, families,and incarcerated teenagers--to bring to light the facts behind the high numbers of incarerated teenagers in the state of Florida. The event featured UNF students, community members, faculty, and staff, who interpreted the student-written script through word and song.
On the closing night, a panel discussion was held featuring attorneys, prison advocates, UNF faculty, and family members of incarcerated teens. Members of the audience included former inmates, UNF students and faculty, members of the state's correctional system, and other members of the Jacksonville area dedicated to changing the current sentencing conditions for teens, who are often sentenced as adults. Concerns about Florida's policies in which teen inmates are sentenced without parol served as a focal point of discussion.
To view the video, click here.
To see pictures of the closing night, go to the Department of English's facebook page, key word search "English at North Florida" and join!
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