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The Back Wall: Art Uncuffed

Big love from the crowd at our launch event of the BACK WALL: ART UNCUFFED on April 30, 2022! Thank you all for showing out to this sold-out show featuring nine musicians, poets and storytellers.


The BACK WALL is Healing Broken Circle’s new performance collective. Building on our innovative artistic productions in prison—such as our much-heralded production of Hamilton with the Kuji chorus—HBC’s new creative platform amplifies the voices and talents of people who have been most deeply impacted by mass incarceration and sheds light on problems and solutions from those who know it and have lived it. With the BACK WALL we are deepening the conversation around criminal justice through the lens of the arts while nurturing a supportive community and creating productions of artistic excellence. At the center is our commitment to lift up one of our nation's most historically marginalized groups—incarcerated and justice involved individuals who are also disproportionately people of color.


Featured Artists: Blakk Sun, Teezy from the Clair, Luv Baski, AV Alli, The Fresh Poet, Eric Rollin, Ty Kalil, Coach Poo, Andrea Mitchell

Emcees: Louis “Scotty’ Yarbrough and Michael Powel “Blakk Sun”


Thanks to the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council