La Paloma Prisoner is a theatre project by Raquel Almaƶán about the reclamation of identity by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in the prison system. Developed from her longstanding work with incarcerated and impacted communities, the play will have its World Premiere at Next Door @ New York Theatre Workshop, alongside a series of initiatives aimed at raising awareness and inciting action towards the end of global mass incarceration. The project includes programs designed to uplift the voices and narratives of current and formerly incarcerated women-identified folx of color through performances/ workshops in prisons, conversation circles, and panel discussions leading up to the production’s scheduled run at NYTW.
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Multifaceted theatre and outreach. La Paloma Prisoner (The Impacted Women Series) combines women who have experienced the criminal justice system alongside performers to engage with audiences with the themes of mass incarceration.
Excerpts of the play were performed at Rikers Island for women, Greenhope Services for Women as well Queensboro Correctional Facility for men in New York City; in collaboration with impacted women.
MORE ABOUT LA PALOMA PRISONER PROJECT HERE
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