Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Susan Koch made this film record of a Washington, D.C., theater project (titled City at Peace) in which teens created performance exercises extending their personal experiences, a program planned as an alternative to life on the streets. Koch's film follows a dozen of the 60 participants in the 1994 racially mixed project. Koch spent over a year filming the group, going from auditions through performances, also shooting commentary and interviews, and then adding a follow-up three years later. Music by City of Peace co-founder Rickey Payton Sr. With a vid-to-film transfer, the 95-minute documentary was shown at the 1998 LA Independent Film Festival.
behind-the-scenes, performance-art, street-life, teenagers, theater