Beyond Bars’ mission is to use social justice theatre to influence, raise awareness, and educate those in the Lehigh Valley region about the problems of mass incarceration and the carceral/justice systems. This is in hopes of reforming these broken systems and reimagining a more holistic, safe, and healthy approach to justice, crime and punishment, both locally and nationally. Alongside a bi-weekly newsletter, Beyond Bars 4.0 produced CLICK in Fall 2021 – a short play written by Dom Ocampo.
CLICK dissects the hard realities of youth within the school-to-prison pipeline, specifically from different cultural perspectives. As Derek, King, and Joni learn more about each other, we witness an ancient pattern: despite having vulnerable conversations, (cis-hetero) white people often continue to excuse and perpetuate an oppressive system.
Venue – Maginnes Hall, Lehigh University
Playwright, Director, Costume & Sound Designer, Production Manager – Dom Ocampo
Set, Lighting, & Projections Designer – Aiden Galbraith
Video Editor – Tommy Anderson
Stage Manager – Becca Landau
Production Mentor – Lyam B. Gabel
Project Advisor – Bill Whitney