"Last Words" - Death Penalty Debate

"Last Words" - Death Penalty Debate

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandComedy

Biography

With recent controversial decisions surrounding the latest executions the debate is again taking center stage. Neither advocating for or against, Kenny Carnes’ informative one-man show is based on real last word testimonies spoken by some of America 's most infamous death row inmates. This theatrical performance incorporates an anthology of death row storytelling designed to educate us on the complex issues surrounding capital crime and punishment. “Last Words” is a truth-based docudrama culminating from hundreds of actual inmates, victims, families, guards, wardens, and politicians synthesized into a performance art piece that is punctuated by strong arguments from both advocates and abolitionists. Audiences act as jury to decide a sentence of life or death challenging us to widen our own sense of social justice, political activism, and personal beliefs. Amnesty International spokesperson, Kristin Houlé, says, “Kenny Carnes humanizes us where we do not expect to find humanity.”