19 Aug End of Isolation Tour 2022
End of Isolation Tour 2022
DC Justice Lab is hosting the Washington, D.C. performance of this year’s End of Isolation Tour.
Solitary confinement increased in our nation’s prisons during the pandemic by 500%. Now, we are coming out of isolation, but prisoners across the country are not. Our friend Sarah Shourd and The Pulitzer Center are doing something phenomenal to help transform this system. I think you may want to be a part of it, given your commitment to confronting and dismantling the systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy, systemic racism, and racial bias in this country.
We’re launching The End of Isolation Tour (EIT), which is a national, 10-city tour to bring immersive, transformative theater to communities across the country on the frontlines of imagining a world without prisons and the torture of solitary confinement. Over half of our crew and team are survivors of mass incarceration and torture.
Our tour is centered around a play called The Box, written by Sarah (a survivor of solitary confinement) in collaboration with other survivors. The tour will harness the visceral power of theater as ‘legislative art’ to empower and build communities across the US on the forefront of passing laws to end the practice of solitary confinement. We will attract new audiences, bring in stakeholders, and gain media attention. Already the show has made an impact, helping to end solitary confinement for juveniles in California.
If you want to see how art can change the world, you’re going to want to be a part of this.