Social Justice / Prison Programs (29)

Marin Shakespeare Company Social Justice Programs

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By Catherine Rucker for the Marin County Bar Association In the summer of 2016 while serving as a volunteer attorney in the Marin Public Defender’s office, I learned that the Marin Shakespeare Company production of Othello would feature Dameion Brown in the lead. Mr. Brown had been incarcerated at Solano Prison, and he was the…

Learning Shakespeare while incarcerated at Folsom Women’s Prison

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ABC News channel 10’s report by Ananda Rochita on the dress rehearsal for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Folsom Women’s Prison:  http://www.abc10.com/news/local/folsom-orangevale/learning-shakespeare-while-incarcerated-at-folsom-womens-prison/440280476 Folsom Women’s Prison is the first women’s prison in California that will perform Shakespeare on stage. They’ll be performing, “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tamsyn Jones is the lead and an inmate. “It’s…

Broadway World study cites success of Marin Shakespeare’s prison programs

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See the passage in red below! Detroit Public Theatre’s Shakespeare In Prison Program Awarded by BWW News Desk Apr. 5, 2017   Tweet Share      Detroit Public Theatre is proud to announce that its Shakespeare in Prison program is the recipient of grants from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Michigan Humanities Council.…

An Interview with Dameion Brown, by Nate Currier

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On September 2, 2016, a recent ex-convict who served 23 years behind bars opened playing the role of Othello for a professional theater company. For over a quarter century, my parents Bob and Lesley Currier have run the Marin Shakespeare Company in Northern California. For thirteen years, Lesley has led Shakespeare and devised work with…