Theater Collaborations with Women’s Prison Inmates

First Friday: Theater and Community Outreach at York Correctional Institute:

This will be an informal presentation of the project currently underway in which Wesleyan students are collaborating on theater productions with inmates at York C.I., a women’s maximum security prison. Among the performances that have been staged have been scenes from Shakespeare intermingled with stories of the women’s lives that were inspired by their readings of Shakespeare. Participating in the presentation will be Joe Lea, Librarian at York, Deputy Warden Karen Oien of York, Wesleyan Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins, as well as recently released inmates from the prison who have participated in the work.

First Friday is a series sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships and is dedicated to building community amongst those interested in service, activism and social change.

Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Center for Community Partnerships – 167 High Street