Thursday, February 23, 2023
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Webinar - Registration Required
About the Event
Over the last five decades, Black women have been one of the fastest-growing segments of the global prison population. In "The Healing Stage," Lisa Biggs reveals how four ensembles of currently and formerly incarcerated women use theater and performance to challenge harmful policies and popular discourses that justify locking up “bad” women.
This work illustrates how Black feminist cultural traditions—theater, dance, storytelling, poetry, humor, and protest—encourage individual and collective healing, a process of repair that exceeds state definitions of rehabilitation.