Beyond Bars

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Faculty Mentor/s:

Bill Whitney, Office of Creative Inquiry


Students on the team this summer: 

Leah Canel, 2021

Aiden Galbraith, 2022

Eliza Howard, 2021

Dom Ocampo, 2022


Project Description:

The issue of mass incarceration is one that touches lives locally, regionally, and globally. The Beyond Bars project aims to use innovative forms of theatre and other forms of artistic expression to examine individual and community-wide consequences that stem from mass incarceration and draw attention, dialogue, and advocacy on behalf of these critical social justice issues. Students have written and produced two pieces of reader’s theatre based on stories and interviews conducted in the Northampton County Prison system. Currently, we are focusing attention on women in the prison system.


Month/Year Project Began:

June 2018