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Mariposa and the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters

Friday, September 22, 2017

Join us for a performance of Mariposa and the Saint, presented in partnership with the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) and North Country NY SURJ.

"Mariposa and the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play through Letters" is based entirely on letters written between Sara (Maiposa) Fonesca and Allen while Mariposa was held in the Security Housing Unit of a California women's prison. Longtime friends, Mariposa and Julia, have written a play through the prison wall. Over the course of three years, crafted only by letters, they created a story that is urgent, emotional, and profound. Now, from inside the isolation of solitary confinement, Mariposa speaks directly to an audience. Created by Sara (Mariposa) Fonesca and Julia Steele Allen. The play is directed by Noelle Ghoussaini and performed by Julia Steele Allen and Ray Huth.  

Immediately following the performance will be a workshop hosted by Tyrrell Muhammed of the Correctional Association of New York. Mr. Muhammed spent 7 years in solitary confinement including in Clinton Correctional. The discussion will include actionable steps available for audience members. To date, hundreds of people have signed petitions or letters to legislators, and more than 500 have sent postcards to Mariposa, who is still incarcerated.

This event is free and open to the public.

Clinton Community College, Stafford Center Theatre

12:00 – 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017