I’ve been involved with Elaine Blanchard’s Prison Stories program for a few years now. We usually work in the women’s prison, helping incarcerated women tell their stories. Then a group of professional actresses perform their work for them to see and hear.
The next incarnation of this work is called Home Coming Stories. Elaine is working with 12 formerly-incarcerated men. Many of the actors who will be performing these men’s stories are also friends of mine.
I will be attending the public performance in Frayser on November 17. Hope you will consider attending!
And please spread the word…details below!
Home Coming Stories, stories shared by 12 men who are ex-felons in Memphis, will be performed on Saturday, November 17th, at 8:00 pm at Union Grove Baptist Church in Frayser. Located at 2285 Frayser Blvd. 38127.
Bill Baker is directing. Ron and Alex Gephart are stage managing. Joe Murphy is making music on his guitar. Actors are: Jamey Mann, Phil Darius Wallace, Vincent Perry, Bill Andrews, Justin Asher, and Stuart Turner.
Performance is free. Tell your neighbors, co-workers and family about this and come with a car load of folks.
Elaine Blanchard (Prison Stories coordinator) has been meeting with this group of men for 12 weeks and gathering their stories. She wrote the script from their collected stories.