Barred from Life NewsBarred from Life was performed April 9 and 10 at the Attic in Santa Cruz. After viewing this performance Dance Magazine writer Rita Felciano wrote the following article which appears in the September issue of the magazine. Read the story here
Shortly after its premiere
Barred from Life was presented on May 1st, 2004 at the
American Association of Law Schools - Clinical Legal Education national
conference in San Diego. In January 2005 this organization honored Barred
from Life with a special CLEA CREATIVITY AWARD for its approach
to confronting important legal and humanitarian issues and for exemplifying
inter-disciplinary collaboration. Cookie Ridolfi, David J. Popalisky and
John Stoll were present to receive this award at the AALS national convention
at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco.
Barred from Life
will be performed in September at the Presentation Theatre at University
of San Francisco (2350 Turk Street, just west of Masonic Ave.). Performances
will be on Thursday, September 23 at 8 PM and Sunday, September 26 at
7 PM. (Ticket Information) Following
each performance will be a discussion with Bay Area exonerees and Delbert
Tibbs of Chicago, a death row survivor, along with Professors Cookie Ridolfi
and David Popalisky.
During the week of performance
David J. Popalisky, Delbert Tibbs and Cookie Ridolfi will be visiting
Dance and Philosophy classes at USF to discuss the critical issues of
wrongful conviction and the creative process behind Barred from
Life. These performances are sponsored by the Performing Arts
and Social Justice Program at the University of San Francisco and Golden
Gate University School of Law.
Barred from Life
received a special mention in the August, 2004 Dance Magazine in
the "Education Matters" section on page 55.
Barred from Life will be going on the
David Popalisky travelled to Chicago in early August
where he met with Delbert Tibbs and James Newsome, two of the exonerees
who participated in Barred from Life and who also came to
Santa Clara last spring for the premiere. He also met with representatives
from the Center on Wrongful Conviction at Northwestern University Law
School and Loyola University of Chicago. Negotiations are now being finalized
to bring Barred from Life to Loyola University of Chicago
during the week of March 14-18 and to Milwaukee, WI in the week before.
Contacts are in process for possible performances in Minneapolis as well
In early July David J. Popalisky interviewed John Stoll who was exonerated
just this past May through the work of lawyers from the Northern California
Innocence Project. His story will be integrated into Barred from
Life for upcoming performances.