Actor: José Ponse
Music: Joséphine Maillefer
Words of a prisoner
Inmates´Voices letters is a one-hour performance that blends theater and music, based on the contents of the letters written by a Death Row inmate from Florida, Roy Swafford.
Roy was sentenced to death 29 years ago. He sends his letters to his penfriend, Joséphine Maillefer, a musician and the coordinator of this project
Three arts combined
Through the reading of the letters´ extracts translated into French, the refined play of José Ponce highlights the reality and humanity of the condemned man. He sets up a visual dimension with chalk drawings that he imagined with the photographer Noé Cauderay. The organic music and sound effects, played live by Joséphine Maillefer, create an evocative atmosphere. The two artists unite their talents in a very emotional scenic performance.
Inmates’ Voices give the prisoner a chance to speak, giving the audience the opportunity to hear his deeply moving words. This artistic performance gives an original point of view on the penitentiary world and allows a message of hope to arise out of the cold and tough conditions of life in prison; as well as the example of incarcerated people as models of a different kind of freedom.
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Bande annonce d'Inmates' Voices lettres
Image en stopmotion: Noé Cauderay