Comic in a Day is an annual art-making competition held by coLAB Arts where teams of illustrators and writers work together to create a standard American size comic book of 24 pages, all within the span of 24 hours. The entrants’ comics are read live by a group of actors and is underscored by new original music at a showcase at Pino's Lounge in Highland Park that will close the event, and is adjudicated by a panel of judges from the industry and community. The winning comic book receives a first place prize and online distribution!
Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.