Kimberley Lynne wrote and directed a play entitled One Particular Saturday, a compilation of witness accounts of the Baltimore '68 riots. Her article describes the process of creating this theatrical production and its impact on the community. Tracking her experience from reading the witness transcriptions to organizing post-show discussions, Lynne describes the process of responding to neighborhood concerns through the medium of a restorative play. Theater began as a religion, and it still wields a cathartic power that can change people's opinions and make history current. Theater also proves a useful teaching device; the play was included twice as part of curricula that teach history and conflict management.
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