FEAST FORUM – THE PLAY
Set in the future, in the year 2419, in the Netherlands, where there has been a peaceful revolution and former detainees of prisons are now leaders of the house of representatives. These leaders are in a legislative session and discuss the options of various consequences for how people responsible for crimes should be sentenced after being found guilty, around a table laden with many options.
This play was written with input from a series of workshops about the future of justice : one with ‘everyday’ citizens in Amsterdam, and two with detainees and staff from a Dutch prison in Zutphen in the spring of 2019. Participants anonymously and voluntarily contributed their perspective to this project and were informed about how their input would be communicated to other groups in the justice system, and the public.