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Mariposa & the Saint:
Play exposing harms of solitary confinement comes to Kingston
“Mariposa's story is one I now carry with me in a visceral and alive place. This is a must-see, and a must-share. And it will stir a must-respond from all who encounter it."
- Rev. Laura Markle Downton, Director of U.S. Prisons Policy & Program
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Kingston, NY (Friday, May 20, 2016) – Julia Steele Allen, an award-winning playwright and activist, announced the play, Mariposa & the Saint, will come to Kingston, NY. Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters is based entirely on letters written between Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Allen while Mariposa was held in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of a California women’s prison. The play is directed by Noelle Ghoussaini and performed by Julia Steele Allen and Ray Huth.
The event, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, located at 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, will consist of consciousness raising entertainment with the performance of the play Mariposa & the Saint followed by a workshop exposing the harms of solitary confinement in the United States.
KINGSTON, NY PERFORMANCE DATE:
Doors open 30 min. prior to each performance. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10-$15 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds, formerly incarcerated come for free.
Friday, May 20, 2016- Kingston at 7PM: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road(Please note, due to the Washington Ave. entrance to Sawkill Rd. being closed, please use Rt. 209 and the Sawkill Rd. exit and go south on Sawkill to 320 Sawkill Rd.)