Insurgent Theatre and RedBird Prison Abolition (based in Columbus, OH) are coming to Minneapolis on April 18th and 19th, performing a play called IN THE BELLY and presenting a workshop on the Lucasville Uprising. IN THE BELLY depicts long term solitary confinement inorder to begin a critique of the entire US prison system. This collaboratively developed workshop piece draws from many prisoner accounts, audience feedback and close study of history, including ideas from Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish.
Read on for more info, and the locations of two IN THE BELLY performances in Minneapolis!
7PM at Sisters’ Camelot
2310 Snelling Avenue
Thu Apr 19th
7PM at The Exchange with Support CeCe!
3405 Chicago Ave
4PM Lucasville Workshop at Minnehaha Free Space
1. summarize the uprising and the aftermath
2. compare and contrast Lucasville with present day prisoner resistance (Pelican Bay, Georgia Prison Strike, etc)
3. explore convict unity across racial factions and
4. discover better ways to support prisoners in resistance.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/122155284581077/