Voir Dire

An HB Studio Performance

Playwright: Joe Sutton Voir Dire - HB Studio

Director: William Carden

Cast: Tamaris Canals, Todd Gearhart, Laura Sametz, Lynn Cohen, Sally Stewart, Dorothea Harahan, Kevin Gleason

(Director): William Carden (Lighting): Chris Dallos (Costume): Chris Field (Sound): Doretta Berry (Production Stage Manager): Kimberly I. Kefgen (Casting): Stuart Howard, Amy Schecter, Howard Meltzer

Voir Dire was performed from March 26th- April 11th, 1998

Synopsis: A prominent black man is arrested for buying crack. His lawyer says he was framed, set up by a racist white cop. It is left to a jury of six (as is the case in misdemeanors and many civil cases in New York State), a racially mixed group of five women and one man, to decide who is telling the truth. This they do over three brutal, often explosive days of harrowing deliberation, as we take a peek behind the one door that will always remain closed to us—the door to the jury room.