This exercise is also borrowed from Rhiannon White of Common Wealth Theatre Co. when she came to work with our teen ensemble in May 2016. She asked our teens to write a speech to someone in power. What would you tell someone whom has more power than you or whom has taken power from you? If you could let it all out, what would you say? Students at Stateville spoke to figures from slaveowners to the judicial system.

Hear their voices below: