The Act of Being

The Act of Being

Fourteen nervous people huddle in a haphazard semi-circle of chairs on a sunlit stage in Richmond, CA. Seven plainclothes police officers and seven formerly incarcerated men wring their hands as playwright Michele Wells guides them through Theater for Humanity, her unique theater workshop poised to challenge the single narrative attached to each group. Through the program these community members create new bonds as they get to know each other and dismantle prevailing stereotypes, writing, speaking, and improvising to share their stories. This courageous undertaking reveals the nuances of policing and being policed proving that, no matter what side you fall on, it's not black and white.

Running Time
29 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Casey Beck
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «The Act of Being» (21)

Susan A. avatar
Susan A.

Exciting and a great movie.

Diane S. avatar
Diane S.

Husband really enjoyed this. Great movie night.

Tiffany avatar

It's worth watching.

Brandon Wood avatar
Brandon Wood

had no idea what to expect but i loved it.

Michael B. avatar
Michael B.

This was a great movie. Casey Beck is back to doing what he does best: making AWESOME films.

Joe C. avatar
Joe C.

Great movie. I think I'm going to watch again right now.

Anna Munoz avatar
Anna Munoz

And the conclusion! The underlying themes were brought together in the most masterful way I've seen in a while!!!

Rebecca Olson avatar
Rebecca Olson

Great story for Short lovers which keeps you guessing what is going to happen next.