The Measure of Innocence

“Some rise by sin, some by virtue fall.” Drawing on Shakespeare’s penchant for blending the comic and the tragic, playwright Anya Pearson (Made to Dance in Burning Buildings) adds her own unique command of language, humor, and social insight to this reimagining of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure through the all-too-relevant lens of the systemically unjust criminal justice system and the contemporary Black...
“Some rise by sin, some by virtue fall.” Drawing on Shakespeare’s penchant for blending the comic and the tragic, playwright Anya Pearson (Made to Dance in Burning Buildings) adds her own unique command of language, humor, and social insight to this reimagining of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure through the all-too-relevant lens of the systemically unjust criminal justice system and the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement. Set in our current fractured political landscape, The Measure of Innocence is a captivating new dramedy about the dichotomy between corruption and humanity, morality and mercy.
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The Measure of Innocence

Awards

Winner
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Drammy Award for Best Original Script
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Drammy Awards
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2020
Selection
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Kilroys List 2020
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Kilroys List
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2020