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Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters

Saturday April 2, 2016
7 -9pm in East Liberty at Repair the World 6022 Broad Street 15206
$10-15 Sliding Scale – No one turned away for lack of funds,
formerly incarcerated come for free.
In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. Through letters with longtime friend and current collaborator, Julia Steele Allen, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

 

Every performance followed by a dialogue with Prison Justice advocates.

Partner organizations for Pittsburgh show are Decarcerate PA and Let’s Get Free

Darlene Williams from the Women Lifer Resume Project as well as Amber Sloan from MADE IT will be sharing some words with us.
Mariposa‘s story is one I now carry with me in a visceral and alive place. This is a must-see, and a must-share. And it will stir a must-respond from all who encounter it.”
– Rev. Laura Markle Downton, Director of U.S. Prisons Policy & Program
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Chin to the Sky : The Life Sentence of Avis Lee Debuts in Philly

avisshowposterphillyNovember 7th 2014   7pm – 8:30pm

Vineyard Community Church at 123 S. 51st St.

Short Play followed by community discussion afterword.

Chin to the Sky is a multi-media creative story telling of the circumstances surrounding the Life Sentence of Avis Lee. When Avis was 18 she was the look out in a robbery that ended in death. Avis is now 54 years old and has spent 34 years in prison. She has no chance of getting out unless her sentence is commuted. She never pulled the trigger. We believe she deserves a second chance. For more information about Chin to the Sky —go here!

Download the Philly Show Flyer Here

Flyer designed by Suzanne South

The reason we are debuting in Philly is because many of us are attending Decarcerate PA’s gathering on November 8th.

Stay tuned for Pittsburgh shows soon.