This weekend we got to celebrate with Alisha as she nailed her performance in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream! This year she acted instead of playing cello in the band! (She tried to do both, because of course she did.)
We’ll have visitation reflections as soon as we can…though it was an amazing performance, the COs and Warden were in extra terrible form for this visit. We all dealt with the painful reminders of what prison is (isolating, regulating, surveillance, violence, etc) even on a rare day of artistic expression involving folx both on the in/outside.
Alisha and her fellow performers/prisoners were truly inspiring in their rendition of this play. We are so thankful to have been able to travel from NYC and Chicago to see these performers light up that stage.
Here’s to more plays and no more prisons.