A play written for this moment.

Dear Community,

We’ve extended the dates of this transformative outdoor play in San Rafael. It’s a play about the harsh reality in prisons our country and the world. It is also a play about how to change that reality together, about how acting for change benefits us all. The BOX will play in San Rafael for two weekends - September 10 - 12 and September 17 - 19 .

Learn more and order your tickets at:

This is an immersive, socially distanced experience following strict safety precautions. Each audience member will sit in their own square of an immersive grid on an outdoor stage in safe proximity to the performers. The playwright Sarah Shourd, a survivor, will perform along with a powerful cast, more than half of whom are formerly incarcerated. A healing circle follows each performance to imagine ways to repair harm and create safety. Don’t miss this unique example of transformative justice. Learn more and order your tickets at  

Can you please share this out in whatever ways possible?

  1. Purchase a package of discounted tickets to distribute amongst your community or workplace. Email:

  2. Promote us on social media (newsletters and listservs are great!). SEE SAMPLE TWEETS and VIDEO below. 

  3.  If you’re interested in a free ticket, we need volunteer ushers. Email:

We are grateful to the partnership with Marin Shakespeare Company providing us with their remarkable outdoor space on campus at Dominican University. These performances are graciously sponsored and made possible through the support of the Art for Justice Fund, the Pulitzer Center, and numerous family foundations and individual donors.

Please help us sell out these shows! 

In Community, 

Sarah Shourd, Playwright and Journalist


The BOX, the critically-acclaimed play about resistance and survival in solitary confinement in a U.S. prison will be showing on select dates in September in San Rafael, California. Learn more and purchase tickets. 👇

Pulitzer Center grantee @sshourd created a pandemic-inspired adaptation of The BOX, a play that aims to build empathy and expose the inhumanity of solitary confinement. Purchase tickets for September dates in San Rafael, California.

Tickets are available for The BOX, a play about the harsh realities of isolation in prisons. Playwright and survivor of solitary confinement, @sshourd will be acting in this performance. Purchase tickets for September dates in San Rafael, California!

Pulitzer Center grantee @sshourd, a playwright and a survivor of solitary confinement, will be performing in The BOX, an acclaimed production about the realities of solitary confinement. Learn more about these performances sponsored by @marinshakes.

This September, The BOX, an immersive theatre experience about resistance and survival in solitary confinement will be showing in San Rafael, California. Learn more about Pulitzer Center grantee @sshourd and this critically-acclaimed play.

Half the cast of The BOX, a play @sshourd by grantee exposing the realities of solitary confinement in the U.S., are formerly incarcerated or system-impacted. Learn more about upcoming productions in San Rafael, CA.

The BOX will be providing free tickets for formerly incarcerated individuals and people directly impacted by incarceration. For more information, please email Learn more about this critically-acclaimed play. 👇

Link to Downloadable Promotional Video:

PLEASE NOTE: All audience members, performers, staff and volunteers will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of recent negative COVID test upon entry. Audience members will be required to wear masks and actors will wear masks when not socially distanced from the audience.