The Shakespeare Prison Project
The Shakespeare Prison Project: Shakespeare Beyond Bars Presents
Saturday, Dec. 7, in Studio Theatre A
Haisan Williams is a veteran of The Shakespeare Prison Project, an educational activity for incarcerated men that cultivates the development of self-awareness, appropriate self-expression, creative problem-solving, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Mr. Williams was recently released from prison after 17 years of incarceration. During his imprisonment, he became a member of The Muddy Flower Theatre Troupe, and performed in King Lear, Othello, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar.
On Saturday, December 7, Mr. Williams will take the stage again, this time at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he will share his stories of struggle and survival, perform a scene from Othello, and take questions from the audience. The event, which will be hosted by Shakespeare Prison Project Director Jonathan Shailor, begins at 2:00 pm in Studio Theatre A of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, and is free to the public. Donations to the UW-Parkside Prison Outreach Fund are appreciated. For more information: Contact Jonathan Shailor, 262-893-2857 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Haisan perform his original prologue, composed for The Muddy Flower Theatre Troupe production of JULIUS CAESAR.
The Shakespeare Prison Project: Shakespeare Beyond Bars is a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The program provides opportunities for prisoners to study, rehearse, and perform the works of William Shakespeare.