Social Justice / Prison Programs (42)

From the New York Times, 8/8/19

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Running to Put San Quentin Behind Him Markelle Taylor changed at San Quentin State Prison, where he became a marathoner. Now he is on the run of his life. Another former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor having a great life on the outside.…

Uncuffed – Podcasts from Solano Prison

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Uncuffed Eli Wirtschafter of KALW Radio works with men at Solano State Prison to create the podcast Uncuffed. Many of the men involved are also actors with Shakespeare at Solano Prison, a program of Marin Shakespeare Company. Check out Joey Pagaduan (Hamlet) on: Breaking The Norms Of Prison Culture To “Work With Feelings” Check out…

Daphne Masque – Shakespeare Incarcerated

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Daphne Masque attended a performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona at San Quentin State Prison on May 24, 2019.  Here’s what she wrote about her experience: Welcome to The Front Row! I’m going to tell you about a production I saw at San Quentin produced and directed by Marin Shakespeare Company. I had a better…

Questions and Answers – Celebrating 30 Years of Marin Shakespeare Company

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As part of the celebration of our 30th season, we are offering free tickets to people who answer questions about Marin Shakespeare Company on Facebook. Question #1: Now performing BREAKING THROUGH this Friday and Saturday at 7:30, what year did our Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe present their first original work?  Answer: Our Returned Citizens Theatre…

Rehabilitation at Folsom Prison

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An article from Comstock’s Business Insight for the Capital Region May 24, 2019 With fabulous photos from our Shakespeare at Folsom program, led by Lynn Baker-Nauman and Alejandra Wahl. https://www.comstocksmag.com/photo-gallery/business-and-nonprofits-offer-free-programs-help-california-inmates?fbclid=IwAR1YDVYQ4SyidJY72owi_n19Oq_-4fstDaBAP3hSbaCd5mbctAaCNoEEjSU…

Suraya Keating Interview – Shakespeare for Social Justice Director

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Dori Eisenhauer interviewed Suraya Keating, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare for Social Justice Director, on April 18, 2019. Suraya shared some of her background and inspiration for her work teaching Shakespeare in Prison and with the Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe. Dori:  You’ve just celebrated a milestone with Marin Shakespeare Company! How long have you been working…

Santa Clara University students reflect on San Quentin Shakespeare Workshop

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With Professor Maura Tarnoff, students from Santa Clara University visited San Quentin State Prison on January, 27, 2019 to participate in a 3-hour Workshop led by Marin Shakespeare Company’s Lesley Currier.  Students and inmate actors explored the themes of “justice” and “mercy” through theatre games and Shakespeare readings.  Some of the students wrote reflections about…

Theatre in Criminal Justice

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A feature story in American Theatre magazine about Theatre in Prison: https://www.americantheatre.org/2019/01/22/a-role-for-theatre-in-criminal-justice/…