Peculiar Silence: A Day In Angola

Liza Jessie Peterson performing on stage.

Peculiar Silence: A Day In Angola

Producer :
Catherine Gund
Director :
Cinque Northern
Year :
2021

Peculiar Silence: A Day in Angola tells the story of playwright Liza Jessie Peterson's shutdown 2020 performance of her acclaimed play "The Peculiar Patriot" at Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, America’s largest prison. Directed by Cinque Northern, produced by Catherine Gund, featuring Liza Jessie Peterson and Norris Henderson, Peculiar Silence examines what led to the shutdown of the performance at Angola, the material that confronted a system, and how the impact of Liza’s visit rippled through Angola long after the record of her visit was erased.

Peculiar Silence is in production and expected to be completed in 2021.