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Stories from San Quentin 2012


In 2012, inmates at San Quentin prison rehearsed and performed the play HAMLET, directed by Lesley Currier and Suraya Keating of Marin Shakespeare Company.

Simultaneously, the men created a "Parallel Play" -- their own autobiographical stories, inspired by the themes in HAMLET, told through theatre, and directed by Suraya Keating. Here you can see video of their performances, and read transcripts of what they wrote.The "Parallel Play" was supported in part by a grant from Theatre Bay Area's CA$H

Fund. We are grateful to Cal Humanities for a 2013 Community Stories grant, which has allowed us to make this material available online. If you would like to use these playlets in performance, please contact Lesley Currier at
management@marinshakespeare.org We hope you find this material useful, and we welcome your feedback and comments.

We would like to acknowledge the courage and talent of the men who participated in this production. These are all men who have made terrible choices at some point in their lives, who have hurt others and themselves, and who are trying now to be the best men they can be. In telling their stories, they are hoping to heal themselves and others. Shakespeare provides the perfect inspiration for looking deeply at the complexities of human motivation and the aspiration for divine forgiveness.


Kimini Randall: http://youtu.be/yWgZNwLuks0
FORGIVENESS (pdf)


Forgiveness by Kimini Randall

Jonathan Wilson: http://youtu.be/wdKvmIbuWXU
THE SEARCH FOR LOVE (pdf)


The Search for Love - Jonathan Wilson

John Neblett: http://youtu.be/79bgh8YE_p8
RAIN ENOUGH (pdf)


Rain Enough

Tristan Jones: http://youtu.be/EMuAGSvZZXc
BECAUSE I SAID SO (pdf)


Because I said So - Tristan Jones

Angelo Falcone: http://youtu.be/Fd7sYTRKuVE
BETRAYAL (pdf)


Betrayal - Angelo Falcone
Eric Lowery: http://youtu.be/8NwF1poS0wc
THE PLEASURES OF PAIN (pdf)
The Pleasures of Pain - Eric Lowery
Rodney Capell: http://youtu.be/KJCiW6wGJFc
MY BEST FRIEND (pdf)
MyBest Friend - Rodney Capell
Belize Villafranco: http://youtu.be/XLau8PjGOEM
L.A. NIGHTLIFE (pdf)
L.A. Nightlife - Belize Villafranco
Julian Glenn (Luke) Padgett: http://youtu.be/rAaQDzCJAgY
STAND UP
Stand Up - Luke Padgett
Larry Mosley: http://youtu.be/lKxLXa_EqCk
THE TREE OF HIP HOP (pdf)
The Tree of Hip Hop - Larry Mosley

"Shakespeare in Blue" a 36-minute documentary film
by David White
http://youtu.be/3pYs5ffeE9A


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