Songs in the key of Justice Fundraiser

Historic Murphey School, Durham

Songs in the Key of Justice: Reshaping our criminal justice system through the power of creative expression.  A fundraiser for Hidden Voices featuring music by acclaimed singer-songwriter John Flynn, stories and art created by men sentenced to die in prison, and a silent auction of donated items from America’s Exonerees and Exonerators.

At Ease, Fayetteville


Another workshop with military families in Fayetteville.  Sharing stories, making care packages for the touring exhibit.

Seeking the Self, Chapel Hill


It’s our annual camp with Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocates and 25 13 and 14 year olds.  Exploring racial identity and counter narrative through conversation, writing, performance, and visual arts.  Join us Friday afternoon at 5:15 for the gallery walk of self-portraits at Hanes Art Blg, a short performance of their writings at Swain Hall, and a reception.  The portraits travel next to the Lincoln Center.

At Ease, Raleigh


Workshop with military families.  Sharing stories, making care packages for the touring exhibit.

Serving Life, Raleigh


The first ever Story Slam in prison!  With guest judge Allan Guganus.  So much to learn and explore when we apply narrative structure to the events of our lives.




We are stoked to announce our partnership with Mike Wiley Productions and Cape Fear Regional Theatre in this inaugural TCG R(E)volution grant. It’s breathtaking to see Hidden Voices in the company of visionaries that include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Steppenwolf, Wooly Mammoth, and 5 other amazing organizations. We’ll be partnering on a project called “Voices from the Homefront.”

We welcome voices from our community. Please let us know if you or any other military personnel would like to participate in the new Hidden Voices project At Ease.


None of the Above: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

None of the Above is a 3-year interdisciplinary, multimedia collaboration examining the intersection of race, poverty, education, and incarceration known as the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

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Serving Life: ReVisioning Justice

SERVING LIFE is a community call and response between public audiences and the most hidden members of our society.

Since 2013, Lynden and the team have been collaborating with men on death rows across the country to envision a multi-arts project able to generate the civic will to revision justice. By challenging our assumptions about guilt and innocence and by providing a vehicle for the public to connect with the actual lives hidden within an often impenetrable system, we reinvigorate some fundamental questions. Who is innocent? Who is harmed? How do we heal centuries of oppression? What needs to change for our criminal justice system to reflect a community dedicated to equity and inclusion?

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