By Janus Santos and Mardi Grivas
“How can one find strength when their freedom is taken?”
On the 22nd of May, TAT Legal were fortunate enough to be invited to a sold out performance of The Sol III Company’s The Exonerated in one of Melbourne’s premiere venue for the arts and versatile contemporary spaces, Chapel Off Chapel.
Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, and originally presented by the Culture Project in New York, The Exonerated is based on six true stories of survivors of death row. The characters of the play give an unapologetic voice to the people who have been wrongfully convicted and incarcerated. Each story, carefully chosen to show the universal experience of human suffering. However, the story is so much more than a powerful portrayal of each character’s demoralizing incarceration, but acts as a poignant view of the human spirit, and finding peace, absolution and light in the darkest of times.