The Saint Louis University Prison Program and Prison Performing Arts will present "Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass," a one-woman play written and performed by Ashley Lucas on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Centene Center (3547 Olive St., fourth floor).
Then, the Prison Performing Arts’ Alumni Theatre Company will perform its original work called "The Beginning for Myself," a 20-minute performance piece inspired by company member’s memories and experiences.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 p.m.
This program is sponsored and supported by: the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences, the Regional Arts Council, Prison Performing Arts, Saint Louis University Prison Program, and Saint Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
About "Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass"
"Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass" examines the impact of incarceration on families. Ashley Lucas, the child of an incarcerated father, conducted interviews in California, Texas, and New York with prisoners’ family members, former prisoners, and people who do work connected to prisons. She also corresponded with over 400 prisoners from across the United States. Weaving together these interviews and letters with her personal experience as a prisoner’s child and creative writing, Lucas wrote a one-person play, which she performs herself.
About Ashley Lucas
Ashley Lucas is an associate professor of theatre and drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, where she also serves as director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She has been performing her one-woman play "Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass" since 2004 in prisons and other venues in the United States, Ireland, Canada, and Brazil.
About the Saint Louis University Prison Program
The Prison Program at Saint Louis University is a Jesuit-inspired initiative that provides access to rigorous liberal arts education both for people incarcerated and prison staff, and contributes to the transformation of the education and justice systems in the United States.