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Theatre in Prison

[caption id="attachment_48660" align="aligncenter" width="900"] The actor playing Macbeth in a production at California State Prison Solano awaits his cue, as part of a rehearsal led by Marin Shakespeare Company. (Photo by Peter Merts)[/caption]

From San Quentin to the St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center to Rikers Island, theatre artists have been doing transformative work with prisoners and corrections officers in the world’s most incarcerated country. In this issue we speak to some of the leading practitioners about the challenges and rewards of this practice, and take readers behind bars to witness the difference theatre can make.

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