Incarcerated

Promethean Community uses a variety of theater techniques to co-create an environment that allows the community stakeholders to create new ways of relating to each other. This consciousness raising allows the community to create an on-going...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Focused on a transformative art experience in non-traditional settings, the William James Association has been a platform for change for incarcerated populations, troubled youth, and parolees. The association's website is a valuable tool with in-...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In 2008, ten years after Tamms CMAX Prison opened, human rights advocates started a program to help those incarcerated there to cope with the long-term and inhumane conditions. Tamms Year 10 is a project created by human rights activists that allows...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
UTOPIA/dystopia project activities engaged both long standing and new area residents of Skid Row--including the homeless and formerly homeless, the working poor, immigrants and their families, and the area's burgeoning loft-living population--in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Shakespeare Behind Bars is a Louisville, Kentucky based project focusing on the aspects of theatre that can make a person trust, collaborate, critically think, have a desire to help others and create a positive self image. The program has been a ...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
An investigation into the advent of the U.S. crack epidemic, Agents & Assets was originally developed and performed in Los Angeles in 2001. In 2002, it was remounted in Detroit, recast for the audience with a combination of LAPD members and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Media Project is organized by The Culture Odyssey, an organization that supports the creative practices of Rhodessa Jones and her Co-Artistic Director Idris Achamoor. The project creates performances for womens prisons that are intended to serve...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Thousand Kites is an ongoing national storytelling project that uses performance, web, video, and radio to open a public space for incarcerated people, corrections officials, the formerly incarcerated, grassroots activists, and ordinary citizens to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As a vital member of the Detroit community, 4TheatrSake seeks to promote social change, particularly in the criminal justice system. Their production Cells/$hips was a viral sensation as it created discussion for the lifestyles of the incarcerated. 
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
A Day at Stateville is a play detailing newcomer’s first day at Stateville Correctional Facility in Joliet, Illinois. The play was conceived and written by inmates who took the prison’s “Life Transformation Through Communication” course, all of whom...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Since 1977, the William James Association has been organizing the Prison Arts Project, a  project funded by the San Francisco Foundation, the NEA, the California Arts Council and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. Its success has been...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our campaigns address the full arc of a society that invests more to incarcerate its young people than it does to educate them. Soul of the City is our hands-on, hands-together campaign to create an Oakland that is safe, healthy, and balanced. We're...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Serving as an online hub for information and resources on arts in American prisons, the Prison Art Coalition is filled with resources, blogs, events and tools to support the various types of people and institutions affected by incarceration.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
“What I Want My Words To Do To You” offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright and activist Eve Ensler,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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