Centene Center for Arts and Education
3547 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103
SATE and Prison Performing Arts are hosting a staged reading of “Our Common Lot” by David W. Grant.
This short play will be presented later this year at the International Conference on Sortition and Democracy in Alexandria, Egypt.
Marisa, Alma, Sami, and Ali live in a city embroiled in conflict and violence - the Regime, the Opposition, the Opposition to the Opposition. When the fighting stops, what’s the best way to move forward? “Our Common Lot” argues for sortition as a means of a two-legged democracy.
In governance, sortition (also known as allotment) is the selection of officers as a random sample from a larger pool of candidates. In ancient Athenian democracy, sortition was the primary method for appointing political officials and its use was regarded as a principal characteristic of democracy.
Following the reading, Rachel Tibbetts, a RAC Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute alumnae, will facilitate a talkback using the Liz Lehrman critical response process.
The ensemble includes Adam Flores, Carl Overly, Jr., Erin Roberts, and Jacqueline Thompson