Social Justice / Prison Programs (39)

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/…

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…

Drama Therapy Saved My Life

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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…