Working Group Radio with Sean Christopher Lewis
About This Show
Sean Lewis- you've heard him on This American Life and seen movies of his across the country- join him as he presents new stories, docudramas, interviews and more on this podcast looking at the arts and the world we live in.
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Episode 1: KILLADELPHIA
Jun 17, 2014
In the Summer of 2008, it was often said that Philadelphia had “more bodies than days.” The city was in the midst of a murder epidemic that put it on par with some third world countries.
Determined to take an unflinching look at the causes of the crime rate and its effect on the community, playwright/performer Sean Christopher Lewis introduces us to the inmates of Graterford Prison – men employed to beautify the city even as they serve out life sentences.
The voices of the prisoners, their victims, Mayor Nutter, local rappers, conservative talk show hosts, trauma surgeons, and the citizens of the City of Brotherly Love crowd the stage to say their piece.
Played by Lewis, a performer described by the New York Press as “explicitly authentic”, these voices combine with a shocking document of life in America’s toughest town.
The stunning result is Killadelphia: mixtape of a city.