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Theatre as a Strategy for Professionalization

Ashley E. Lucas

Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She and Jodie Lawston co-edited the book Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Scholars, Artists, and Activists (2011), and they cofounded a blog by the same name. Lucas also write the play Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, which she has performed as a one-woman show since 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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... had served time together. The play won two Obies and the Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play and launched Piñero’s career as a writer. He became a founder of the famous Nuyorican Poets Café. Ashley Lucas, “Prisoners on the Great...

“The Actors Have All the Power”

Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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... 10, 1989): E1. In 1993, Percy Tate starred in a one-act play entitled, “Concerned Parent and Child Abuser,” in which a man relives and regrets the rage that led him to beat his daughter and end up in prison. Kim Cobb...

Conclusion

Ashley E. Lucas

Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She and Jodie Lawston co-edited the book Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Scholars, Artists, and Activists (2011), and they cofounded a blog by the same name. Lucas also write the play Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, which she has performed as a one-woman show since 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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... in a talk she gave at the Universidade de São Paulo on May 19, 2019: “Theatre in prison doesn’t save anyone, but it helps some people get out of bed in the morning.” Viviane Narvaes, “Teatro e resistência: figurações cênicas e dramatúrgicas da...
...We—Neil Packham and Elly Goodman from the internationally renowned Citizens Theatre, Scotland—have over twenty-eight years’ experience working in community arts, including theatre projects with people facing the challenges of addictions...

Theatre as a Strategy for Community Building

Ashley E. Lucas

Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She and Jodie Lawston co-edited the book Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Scholars, Artists, and Activists (2011), and they cofounded a blog by the same name. Lucas also write the play Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, which she has performed as a one-woman show since 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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... to this because these parts of the world have more populist theatre traditions that tend to reach the poor and minority ethnic groups (i.e., those most often imprisoned) more than theatre traditions in other parts of the world. Many...

Theatre as a Strategy for Social Change

Ashley E. Lucas

Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She and Jodie Lawston co-edited the book Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Scholars, Artists, and Activists (2011), and they cofounded a blog by the same name. Lucas also write the play Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, which she has performed as a one-woman show since 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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... to become peer facilitators who then held informational groups to shift the culture around how people in prison talk about and respond to HIV and AIDS. Ashley Lucas, “Themba Interactive: South African Theatre and HIV/AIDS” (August 3, 2014),...

Bad Girls, Monsters, and Chicks in Chains

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Caoimhe McAvinchey is Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at Queen Mary University London and has published research reports, academic articles and books within the field of applied and social theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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... with acknowledgments: of the performances that the women have given; of the experience of being together in this moment of hiatus; of the craft of a piece of theatre that gives access and insight to the conditions of e scorted custody...

Introduction

Ashley E. Lucas

Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She and Jodie Lawston co-edited the book Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Scholars, Artists, and Activists (2011), and they cofounded a blog by the same name. Lucas also write the play Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, which she has performed as a one-woman show since 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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... retrieved February 2, 2019; For more on drama therapy, see John Bergman, “The Theatre of Meeting: The History of Drama and Other Experimental Therapies as Neurological Analogs,” in Robert E. Longo, David S. Prescott, John Bergman,...

Dancing in the Wings

Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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...In this chapter, I will consider how a specific prison theatre project functions on a continuum of radical intervention and radical containment, asking if it is a piece of theatre with the intentionality of creating the space for social...

Theatre as a Strategy for Hope

Ashley E. Lucas

Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She and Jodie Lawston co-edited the book Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Scholars, Artists, and Activists (2011), and they cofounded a blog by the same name. Lucas also write the play Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, which she has performed as a one-woman show since 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

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...Most of the incarcerated people in this book began doing theatre after they became incarcerated, but Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o went to prison because he wrote a play. Starting in the 1950s, British authorities used theatre as a means to acculturate...