Justice at War
September 19, 2023–October 15, 2023
A co-production with Tradewind Arts
Justice at War
by Mimi Jo Katano, Wendy Lement & Jordan Winer
Directed by Andi Meyer
Based on a true story, Justice at War is a unique and interactive drama that brings to life a critical moment in U.S. history.
Audiences are sworn in as Supreme Court justices to hear Mitsuye Endo’s challenge to her years’ long incarceration at an internment camp by the U.S. government during World War II. As an American citizen of Japanese descent, Mitsuye declares her detention unconstitutional and takes her argument all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in a compelling case that asks audiences to hear testimony, question witnesses, and reflect on crucial questions about national security, government responsibility, and the administration of justice. Both enlightening and inspiring, Justice at War is a real-life account of how one young woman defended the rights of millions.
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Approx. Length: 70 Minutes
Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:
- Opening Night: September 22 at 7 pm
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: October 7 at 2 pm
- Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: October 5 at 11:45 am and October 6 at 7 pm
Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student-staffed agency, MICRO. Justice at War design by Dani Mays.