L.W.O.P. (Life Without Parole) – Sunday, November 8
Location: The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Film screening and Q&A (Philadelphia premiere)
In 1980, Kenneth E. Hartman was sentenced to life in prison for a brutal murder he committed at age 19. His violent behavior persisted for years behind bars until he eventually he transformed himself into to a student of philosophy, a reader of books, a self-taught authority on prison law, and became a husband and a father. He is now a writer and activist, devoted to the moral and practical necessity of reforming the American correctional system. Join us for a staged reading by jered McLenigan from Mr. Hartman’s memoir, Mother California, followed by a Q&A with Mr. Hartman, phoned in live from the California State Prison in LA.
Kenneth E. Hartman is a writer and prison reform advocate. He won the 2004 Power of Purpose Awards and a 2005 Maggie Award. Hartman is serving a life sentence at California State Prison, Los Angeles County.
Jered McLenigan is a stage actor who has appeared with numerous Philadelphia companies including The Wilma Theater, 1812 Productions and Inis Nua, amongst others. He recently received a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for his role in last season’s It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play at the Prince Music Theater.