Lesley Currier

Rehabilitation at Folsom Prison

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

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

Published in Mainstage Plays, Social Justice / Prison Programs

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

Published in Social Justice / Prison Programs

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…

Solano Vision News covers programs at Solano Prison

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Solano Vision News November 2018 Four stories about performances at Solano Prison in 2018 — Much Ado About Nothing by the Level III Shakespeare at Solano group, As You Like It by the Level II Shakespeare at Solano group, an article about Marin Shakespeare Company’s Drama for Re-entry program, and an article about the second…

Race+Justice at the Commonwealth Club

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Marin Shakespeare Company Managing Director Lesley Currier and Artists-in-Residence Dameion Brown and LeMar “Maverick” Harrison spoke as part of the Atlantic’s gathering Race+Justice San Francisco on December 14, 2018. Watch videos of the event here Photo courtesy of: The Atlantic/Melanie Wilbur…

Sandy Zuber – Capital Campaign Co-Chair

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Trevor Hoffmann, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Box Office and Communications Director interviewed board member Sandy Zuber on Tuesday, October 16, at the Marin Shakespeare administrative offices, currently operating from the San Rafael home of Company Directors Lesley and Bob Currier. Trevor Hoffmann: Hi Sandy!  Thanks for meeting me. Sandy Zuber: My pleasure; thanks for having me.…

Drama Therapy Saved My Life

Published in Blog, Social Justice / Prison Programs

Interview with LeMar “Maverick” Harrison: Returned Citizen, and former Shakespeare at San Quentin actor Interview Conducted by Trevor Hoffmann, Marin Shakespeare Company LeMar Harrison, or “Maverick” as he identifies himself, is a musician, lyricist, actor, and father.  Throughout the last 6 years, he has been a regular member of Marin Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare class at…