Since 2015, Marin Shakespeare Company’s Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe has given former Shakespeare students from our prison programs 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 shares their stories with public in order to explore important issues that affect us all, and have a positive impact on our world.
We invite you to join us free of cost for these heartfelt, thought-provoking and inspirational performances as Returned Citizens share true stories of hope, change, and courage from their lives.
The 2019 Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe was sponsored by the Neda Nobari Foundation. We are very grateful to the Neda Nobari Foundation for their support.
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.
“Nobody Told Us We Were Diamonds: The Story of How I Found Me”
May 20 and 21, 2016
NOBODY TOLD US WE WERE DIAMONDS: THE STORY OF HOW I FOUND ME – video
The inaugural production of autobiographical stories by the Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe, May 20, 2016.
“Changes: Stories of Struggle, Hope & Growth”
June 2 and 3, 2017
CHANGES video – The second production of autobiographical stories by the Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe, June 2, 2017.
May 31, June 1, June 15, 2019
Plus tour performances to Hana School for Boys and Marin’s Community School
BREAKING THROUGH, Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe, Ma 31, 2019
To see videos of Shakespeare in prison 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.