“Steppin’ Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble – September 11, 18, and 25, 2021

Tune in at 3pm on Saturdays in September for a three-part radio play produced for WRFI by the Civic Ensemble and College Initiative Upstate.

Join the in-person listening party and talkback at the Cherry ArtSpace at 3pm on September 25. (Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status.)

Based on the oral history interviews that members conducted in Fall 2020, we will produce this new play exploring themes of family, harm reduction, and hopes and dreams of those who have experienced incarceration. Aiming to disrupt harmful stereotypes present in our community, this play centers the voices of those most directly impacted by pressing community concerns and amplifies them on the radio.

  • Saturday, September 11 at 3pm: Episode 1
  • Saturday, September 18 at 3pm: Episodes 1 and 2
  • Saturday, September 25 at 2pm: Episodes 1 and 2 and 3 followed by talkback with the cast. (broadcast and at LIVE listening party at the Cherry ArtSpace)

Listen to episode one.

Listen to excerpts from the Oral History interviews.