“This is the sort of production that makes me confident that you'll thank me for recommending that you cancel whatever other plans you might have in order to catch one of the remaining performances.”
Shakespeare in Prison
Frannie is the founder and director of Shakespeare in Prison, Detroit Public Theatre’s signature community program. Shakespeare in Prison empowers incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to reconnect with their humanity and that of others; to reflect on their past, present, and future; and to gain the confidence, self-esteem, and crucial skills they need to heal and positively impact their communities.
Interviews with Frannie and footage of some of the work in action.
There’s always something in the works. Here’s the latest.
January 2019: Prison theatre research trip to California
Funded by a professional development grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs + the Anton Art Center