Ashley Lucas to Give “FellowSpeak” Talk on “Prison Theatre”

Ashley E. Lucas—co-PI and member of the Collaboratory’s Documenting Criminalization and Confinement Project Grant team—will speak on Tuesday, March 10th at the Institute for the Humanities’ FellowSpeak: “Prison Theatre: Performance and Incarceration” from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Osterman Common Room, #1022, in 202 S. Thayer.

Ashley Lucas’s forthcoming book Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration (available for pre-order on examines performances within prisons across the globe, offering a uniquely international account and exploration of prison theatre. By discussing a range of performance practices tied to incarceration, this book looks at the ways in which arts practitioners and imprisoned people use theatre as a means to build communities, attain professional skills, create social change, and maintain hope.