Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe

In 2015, Marin Shakespeare Company launched a theatre group for Returned Citizens (also known as formerly incarcerated).  The intention of the group is to give former Shakespeare students from our prison program the opportunity to continue their study of theatre and acting, to form a support group, and to tell stories of importance through theatre.

Under the leadership of Suraya Keating, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare for Social Justice Director, the group will offer open rehearsals of their 2018 performance June 9 and 10 in San Rafael:

Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe

An original autobiographical theatre piece created and performed by an ensemble of formerly incarcerated artists.  Through sharing life stories and perspectives on today’s word, the actors utilize their talents to build a community of support and have a positive impact on those around them.

Open to the Public
Saturday, June 9 at 1:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 pm
514 Fourth Street, San Rafael

We are not selling tickets for these events. You are welcome to make a donation at the door.  Space is limited; to reserve your space, please email with the date you’d like to attend and number of reservations.


Previous Productions:

“Nobody Told Us We Were Diamonds: The Story of How I Found Me”

May 20 and 21, 2016


“Changes: Stories of Struggle, Hope & Growth”

June 2 and 3, 2017

CHANGES Flyer 2017


To see videos of Shakespeare performances, “Stories from San Quentin” performances, inmate writing, and photographs, and to hear inmate actors discuss how Shakespeare has changed their lives, click here.

To read articles about Shakespeare for Social Justice on our Blog, click here.

To make a request to attend a Shakespeare in Prison performance, click here.

To make a donation in support of Shakespeare for Social Justice, click here.