Attend a Performance in Prison

Outside Guests are encouraged to attend a Shakespeare for Social Justice performance.  These extraordinary events demonstrate the power of the arts to heal, and the power of our shared humanity, and give insight into our criminal justice system.

When sign-ups are open, you will be able to click on a date below to request to sign up. Your request is not a guarantee of admission. In addition to submitting your request to attend, you must follow instructions for submitting additional clearance information by the RSVP deadline.  We cannot make exceptions for anyone missing the deadline date. Please contact Alejandra Wahl at admin-assistant@marinshakespeare.org with any questions.

Please note: There is a large amount of interest in attending performances at San Quentin and limited availability. Not everyone who signs up will be able to be included.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Comedy of Errors at Deuele Vocational Institute, Tracy.
Performance begins at 1 pm and will last approximately 1.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 12:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Macbeth at Folsom Prison, Folsom.
Performance begins at 6 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 5:30 pm. 

Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Henry IV, Part 1 at Solano Prison (Level II), Vacaville.
Performance begins at 6 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 5:30 pm.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Twelfth Night at California Medical Facility, Vacaville.
Performance begins at 4:15 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 3:30 pm.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – The Tempest at Mule Creek State Prison, Ione.
Performance begins at 10 am and will last approximately 2.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 9:30 am.

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Richard III at San Quentin, Marin County.
Performance begins at 10 am and will last approximately 2.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 8:30 am.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Henry IV, Part 2 at Solano Prison (Level II), Vacaville.
Performance begins at 6 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 5:30 pm.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 – Henry V at Solano Prison (Level III), Vacaville.
Performance begins at 1 pm and will last approximately 2 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 12:30 pm.

Friday, May 22, 2020 – Othello at San Quentin, Marin County.
Performance begins at 10 am and will last approximately 2.5 hours including Q&A; please plan to arrive no later than 8:30 am.

 

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