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And Still We Rise Productions
72 Wyman St. #2
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Telephone: 857-719-3884
Email: andstillwerise@gmail.com - Web site: andstillwerise.org

Services:

And Still We Rise Productions is a collaborative theater project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones. With the establishment of a safe and creative training environment and the use of theater exercises and therapeutic techniques, it aims to:

  1. Help participants gain skills and self-confidence in shaping and asserting their personal stories.
  2. Weave their story-telling together into performances that move audiences to greater understanding and compassion for the struggles of these and other individuals who spend years incarcerated and then strive to integrate back into society.
  3. Create a vital public forum where participants are able to bring sharp focus, rouse concern, and spearhead discussion of pressing criminal justice issues.
And Still We Rise believes that the power and authenticity of the participants’ stories will increase public awareness of and desire for criminal justice reform. It is hoped that all involved will be compelled towards action for effective change. New actors are recruited every year with monthly orientation workshops in September, October and November. Rehearsals go from January to end of March with tours all year through the following November.

Service hours:

Weekly Rehearsals

Requirements / Restrictions:

1) Must have been directly affected by the criminal justice system, by incarceration or the incarceration of a loved one; 2) Must be willing to commit and show up consistently for one to two training sessions per week for three months, followed by an average of two shows per month; 3) No previous theater experience necessary.

Cost:

No cost

Languages:

English

Transportation:

Rehearsals are held at Project Place, 1145 Washington Street, South End. Accessible by the Silver Line and the Orange Line :Tufts Medical Center.

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