Using material from all three scripts by the men of PPTG, this multi media piece should prove interesting to those who know PPTG’s work and serve as an introduction to the Phoenix Players for others.
Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16 at 7:30pm
Directed by Bruce Levitt
A production based on the work of the Phoenix Players Theatre Group – a program developed at Auburn Correctional Facility by and for incarcerated persons and Communities in a maximum-security prison.
This unique production outside of the prison walls will include actors performing original material written by the men of PPTG interwoven with video of the incarcerated performers.
Director and Facilitator Bruce Levitt writes, ” We have collaborated with the men of PPTG in creating a training process that serves as a catalyst to transformation within the prison setting. After each cycle of training, the incarcerated men devise performances, with the guidance of the facilitators, which take place approximately every 18 months to two years. The men perform for an audience of 80 invited civilians because they want to be witnessed-to alter the stereotypes about incarcerated people and to reveal themselves as unique/multi-faceted individuals who transcend the labels that define them within the greater society.
Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door