PRISON THEATRE Projects
In 2016-17, Theatre of the Beat's Education and Outreach Manger, Kimberlee Walker, created a pilot theatre program inside Grand Valley Institute for Women. The program offered high-school equivalency Drama credits for participants, and a collaborative, creative space for growth.
In March of 2017, an original play entitled, The Identity Project emerged from this process; a devised show created by incarcerated women about labels, cultural identity, and finding a voice. This performance marked the first collaboration between federally sentenced women and theatre professionals in Canada.