Socially-Distanced Theatre in Marin!

Limited tickets ON SALE NOW

Dear Community, 

Tickets are LIVE for immersive, socially distanced performances of The BOX, a renowned play about solitary confinement written by a survivor and based on true stories of resistance from the deep end of our prison system. 

THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Friday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 pm, Buy

Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 pm, Buy

Sunday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 pm, Buy

Actors will perform in an immersive, socially distanced grid on an outdoor stage in San Rafael. The audience will wear masks. These performances mark the launch of a national, pop-up End of Isolation Tour that will travel across the country in a converted school bus to prison-adjacent communities on the frontlines of closing a local prison, jail and/or solitary confinement unit—and creating alternative forms of healing and justice in the process. 

  • Half of our cast are formerly incarcerated or system-impacted—including the playwright Sarah Shourd herself, who will be acting in the play for the first time. 

  • We are giving out 20 free tickets to system-impacted people.

The pandemic has invited all of us into a space of deeper empathy and understanding of the harmful impacts of isolation and, by extension, prison. With support from the Art for Justice Fund, the Pulitzer Center, and individual donors, this tour will travel to St. Louis, Detroit, Arkansas, New Orleans, and more using theater, traveling visual art, and artistic ritual to create a space for collective witness and healing. Each performance is followed by a survivor-led healing circle focusing on imagining ways to address and repair harm in line with transformative justice. 

If you are formerly incarcerated or directly impacted by incarceration and need a free ticket please email management@marinshakespeare.org

Please consider making a DONATION to help us hit the road!

Yours,

Sarah Shourd, Playwright and Director

sarahshourd.com