Virtual Staged Reading: A Life Sentence

A Life Sentence
A Life Sentence

September 7, 2020 7:00 pm / 9:00 pm


A Life Sentence is inspired by a young woman’s lived experience of sexual abuse at the hands of her father. How do you come forward when you don’t think anyone will believe you? How do you speak your truth when you know that the repercussions will be greater than the payoff? In the case of Gwen, and many others around the world, you don’t.

This is a play that explores victim-blaming, and it’s lifelong effects on a person. “It’s certainly the time to do it”, says Gwen’s abuser, referring to the “trend” of women coming forward years after their abuse.

A Life Sentence was originally written by Jarred Stephen Meek to be produced at Studio 58, Langara College as a part of #Fourplay2020. With dramaturgy by Aaron Bushkowsky and Amiel Gladstone, the production was just about to head into tech week before getting shut down due to COVID-19.

Monday, September 7th, 2020 at 7 pm. Only on Youtube for a limited time.

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