THE EXONERATED at Live ArtsJoin us for a staged reading of
by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
directed by Bill Rough

Followed by a discussion with people who have been wrongly convicted and exonerated, the cast, Innocence Project, and Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

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Listen to Director Bill Rough discuss THE EXONERATED with Marchello Relando Here.


  • Isaiah Anderson
  • Thomas Burke
  • Randy Clark
  • Clinton Johnston
  • Jude Reagan
  • Leslie Scott-Jones
  • Josh St. Hill
  • Denise Stewart
  • Richard Warner
  • Matt Yohe


The Exonerated is a play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen that debuted Off-Broadway at 45 Bleecker Theater and ran for over 600 performances. It won numerous awards including the Lucille Lortel Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.


The work combines first-person narrative with legal records to tell the stories of six wrongfully convicted inmates: Delbert Tibbs, Kerry Max Cook, Gary Gauger, David Keaton, Robert Earl Hayes, and Sunny Jacobs, and their paths to freedom.

Their accounts of the freed convicts emphasize their lives after being sentenced to death, including much of the legal proceedings that gained their exoneration.